The purpose of application security is to protect an application and its users from threats like denial of service, supply chain attacks, hacking, code injections, and data theft. Developers and enterprises implement several application security measures throughout the application development process, including design, testing, and deployment.
However, application security in the cloud is a different ballgame from on-premise applications. It is more challenging because cloud environments are distributed and shared, and the onus of maintaining and securing the application lies with the cloud provider. Developers too need a different approach to securing applications in the cloud. Cloud applications are distributed by nature which means secure access and authorization across multiple devices and users is critical.