Data Security Glossary

No matter what your role is within an organization, this data security glossary is intended for anyone from the security leader to the security practitioner.

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a computing cloud data procedure that allows a business to bypass the typically expensive and time-consuming process of obtaining and maintaining software licenses. PaaS companies offers a shared public cloud platform for app administration and development. If not managed correctly, PaaS can become very complex over time, making it difficult to gain complete visibility of the entire platform and putting the data within this system at risk.