ESG Brief: Microsoft Azure Advanced Threat Protection: Attack Protection for Cloud, On-premises, and Hybrid Environments

Abstract:

Security continues to be a key focus of organizations across industries. Traditional security practices employing multiple security and management tools are expanding the attack surface—making it more difficult for IT to effectively set and manage security policies. Many businesses are still not adequately protected from the proliferation of bad actors, but are uncertain about how to address this increasingly urgent situation. Microsoft’s new cloud-based Azure Advanced Threat Protection solution may be a welcome addition to the vendor’s Enterprise Mobility + Security E5. By leveraging machine learning algorithms and behavior analytics, this solution can protect organizations against security threats lurking across networks.

Topics: Cybersecurity Enterprise Mobility Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Brief: The Current State of Multi-cloud Strategies

Abstract:

Multi-cloud is one of the hottest buzzwords in IT today. Reflecting the growing use of multiple cloud service providers, vendors who offer products that support the public cloud must also be multi-cloud compatible. But what are the reasons behind companies choosing to be multi-cloud and what does the future hold for multi-cloud? ESG’s research has found that the core drivers for multi-cloud are the needs of the applications and active selection of providers by IT. As for the future of multi-cloud, ESG found there will be further fragmentation, with more diversity of providers, rather than a consolidation to a smaller number of providers.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Brief: Blockchain - Appearing on IT's Ledger

Abstract:

Research conducted by ESG reveals that a healthy number of IT organizations are at least testing the waters of blockchain technology, especially in verticals like financial services, telco, and transportation. As organizations look for ways to leverage blockchain to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs by leveraging a secure, decentralized platform that can help eliminate the middle man of transaction-based aspects of their business, continued proof points across verticals will go a long way to simplify the core concepts and clarify the benefits that organizations can achieve through the disruptive technology in their specific businesses.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Management Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Systems Management Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Brief: The Cloud’s Connection to Copy Data Management

Abstract:

As enterprise organizations continue to expand how they use their data to maximize its potential value, they are increasingly looking to leverage data management and enablement (DM&E) or copy data management (CDM) solutions. The growing use of public cloud infrastructure, especially by those organizations leveraging services from multiple cloud providers, is driving the use of DM&E/CDM capabilities. ESG’s research indicates that the majority of businesses are using data management technology to orchestrate copies or re-use of data, and that cloud-based services and management are the leading drivers when it comes to these solutions.

Topics: Data Protection Data Management Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Master Survey Results: Copy Data Management Trends

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on understanding the business and technology drivers and obstacles with regard to copy data management, as well as feature and buying differentiators.

Topics: Data Protection Data Management

ESG Brief: IoT’s Impact on the Network

Abstract:

As IoT devices play an increasingly important role in tracking supply chains, enabling smart cities, and delivering a differentiated shopping experience, it will be imperative to ensure your network and operations teams can handle the increased demand. Understand what your peers are reporting as the biggest impact of IoT on the network and operations and begin to ask the appropriate questions to ensure successful IoT initiatives and activities.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking Enterprise Mobility

ESG Master Survey Results: Trends in Hybrid Cloud Security

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on how organizations view the impact of hybrid and multi-cloud strategies on their cybersecurity priorities, processes, and technology purchases.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Brief: 2018 Cybersecurity Spending Trends

Abstract:

IT spending for cybersecurity products and services continues to accelerate in 2018 as business and IT executives grapple with the dangerous threat landscape. Given the scope of the monetary and brand damage associated with data breaches and other security incidents, it is not surprising that cybersecurity continues to be treated as a business issue—rather than merely an IT priority—and budgeted appropriately.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Brief: Microsoft Cloud App Security: Detect, Control, and Enhance Threat Protection

Abstract:

ESG’s 2018 IT spending intentions research indicates that 63% of organizations will increase cybersecurity spending in 2018,1 and it’s safe to assume that data security concerns at least helped to influence these more bullish general security investment positions. Companies that do not want to fall victim to potentially disastrous situations are prioritizing investments in solutions such as Microsoft Cloud App Security. Microsoft shops are likely to find Cloud App Security a welcome enhancement to their environments.

Topics: Cybersecurity Enterprise Mobility Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Brief: The Next Wave of Cloud Applications

Abstract:

ESG research indicates that the corporate usage of public cloud computing in the form of cloud-based infrastructure services (i.e., IaaS), business applications (i.e., SaaS), and/or application development (i.e., PaaS) continues to grow. As organizations consider their hybrid cloud strategy—and specifically, decide what will remain on-premises and what will move to the cloud—what applications and workloads are the likeliest to be next to move to public cloud services?

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services