Rise of SaaS as Integral Part of Enterprise IT
The shift to cloud-based software delivery has revolutionized how enterprises use software. Instead of investing in costly infrastructure and hiring a team of application administrators, enterprises can now turn to software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers to offer the same functionality through the web without the headaches of deployment and administration. For most enterprises, the cost benefit of using SaaS is clear, but many are still hesitant to switch due to the potential security and compliance risks. In fact, in a survey of CIOs, security and compliance represented the top 2 of 3 barriers for adopting cloud services.
Key Security Concerns when Adopting SaaS
In a climate of increasing data privacy and governance regulations, enterprises want more security assurances from SaaS providers before they are willing to use software services that handle sensitive data. They want to understand how their data is protected, who can access that data, and what happens in the event of a data breach. Ultimately, enterprises want to retain control of their data assets. Since SaaS providers often rely on 3rd party platform services, providing customers with this level of assurance is extremely challenging. Even if the SaaS provider fully own the backend infrastructure and platform, customers are still concerned about the potential for backend administrators to access their data. Ideally, SaaS providers should be able to tell their customers that only the customers themselves will ever have access to their data.
“Baffle is a critical piece of the ecosystem - we’re building AWS KMS key management into the core of our platform, where customers can bring in this key material and manage it, and then using those keys in Baffle. No large-scale architectural overhauls, no multiple databases per tenant, none of that. Our development time is instead being spent adding even more value via other critical enhancements, and Baffle allows us to execute on that vision.”Global SaaS provider serving Fortune 500 enterprise clients
How Baffle Helps
COMPLY WITH PRIVACY REGULATIONS
Drive regulatory compliance faster using Baffle’s “no code” solution. Baffle uses industry standard AES encryption to protect data at the field and record level ensuring that HIPAA, GDPR and HITRUST requirements can be met.
OVERCOME CLOUD SECURITY OBJECTIONS
Implementing encryption can be costly and difficult, but your customers require it and the objections slow down your sales cycle. Baffle is implemented via a no code data abstraction layer that simplifies application-level encryption to deliver strong security that will help you sail through security reviews.
ELIMINATE APPLICATION BREAKAGE
Baffle’s patented secure multiparty compute (SMPC) implementation supports operations on encrypted data included search, sort, range queries and mathematical operations enabling security to implement encryption without breaking business processes.