Driven by data center consolidation, server virtualization, and increased use of web applications, data centers and their networks are scaling at an unprecedented rate. The rate of scale has challenged network administrators working with legacy networks and processes to keep pace. Software-defined networking (SDN)-such as the OpenFlow protocol-which centralizes the controller, opens, and utilizes software to program the network, offers a promising solution.
To assess how endpoint security technologies will align with rapidly evolving market requirements, ESG interviewed a number of leading security vendors. This Market Landscape Report examines the trends in the endpoint security market that affect IT professionals, provides guidelines for purchasing considerations, and categorizes and reviews the various vendors' solutions.
ESG research indicates that most midmarket and enterprise organizations will increase security spending in 2012. Spending in traditional areas like network security and desktop security will remain dominant, joined in 2012 by an increased emphasis on mobile device security. Many organizations want to add security staff within IT, but will likely find a shortage of available talent, presenting an opportunity for security services providers.
Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s cybersecurity service. With almost 30 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of cybersecurity and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies.
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