Hesitance on the part of businesses to move into the cloud has forced SaaS companies to join forces with web security companies to develop SaaS systems that are highly secure, according to Network World.

IT managers for large firms and corporations have no problem using services in the cloud and storing data in various SaaS applications, but, for security, they tend to use traditional providers. They understand that resisting the service altogether will prevent their company from moving forward and enjoying the benefits of cloud computing like their competitors are.

The motivation for SaaS providers to make their systems more secure and for security companies to work with them is a lot of money.

"A good number of organizations are now using what they consider to be cloud services," Bill Trussell, managing director of security research at TheInfoPro, told the news provider. "When asked whether organizations would extend functions such as user access and provisioning, or two-factor authentication, to cloud providers, it wasn't too popular."

Companies with regulatory compliance standards have also been wary of the shift into the cloud. SaaS must become both highly secure and transparent for these companies to make the switch.ADNFCR-2553-ID-19641489-ADNFCR