Fundamental changes to application architectures and the infrastructure platforms that host them is antiquating existing cybersecurity technologies and challenging traditional approaches to protecting business-critical workloads. Additionally, the continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) process of DevOps is as impactful a change to cybersecurity programs as the changes to the applications and infrastructure that these methodologies manage.

In order to get more insight into these trends, ESG conducted a research survey with the intent to gain insight into the current and future processes involved in securing cloud-native applications, the challenges that arise when securing cloud-native applications, and the product requirements companies will demand as they continue to secure more cloud-native applications. Some of the key research findings indicate that the rapid adoption of cloud-native technologies is pushing more organizations towards a DevSecOps model, and that tools that automate security via CI/CD integration will take buying precedence for companies in the near future.