The security SaaS sector grew by 70 percent last year as organizations looked for less expensive ways to boost their enterprise desktop security, according to a recent report from Infonetics Research. Adding an SaaS security application is also an inexpensive way for enterprises to augment the security provided by their current software.

At the moment SaaS desktop security options make up 10 percent of the market, but Infonetics believe that numbers will swell to 22 percent by 2014. Much like the rest of the cloud computing industry, the products have gained popularity as more companies have adopted them. The web security industry as a whole grew by 12 percent last year and is now worth an estimated $9.4 billion.

"Strong interest in and broad availability of SaaS security offerings will help drive strong growth in the overall managed security services market over the next five years," said Jeff Wilson, Infonetics Research's principal analyst for security.

Strong performances by SaaS security products could help the industry sway its remaining detractors. With most of the skepticism related to cloud security, strong programs based in the cloud may assuage the final concerns of enterprise IT executives.ADNFCR-2553-ID-19698032-ADNFCR