ESG Brief: The Case for Network Traffic Security Analytics

Abstract:

Enterprise organizations spend millions of dollars on security technologies like antivirus software, firewalls, IDS/IPS, and SIEM systems, yet they continue to experience cyber-attacks and data breaches. What can be done to address this issue? To improve incident detection and response, large organizations need to invest in new types of security analytics tools that collect, process, and analyze security data more effectively. There are lots of security analytics technologies to choose from, but network traffic security analytics systems have some distinct advantages. Since malicious activities crisscross over networks, network traffic security analytics can act as a source of truth for modelling normal network behavior, detecting anomalies, investigating malicious patterns, and hunting for stealthy cyber-attacks in progress

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking

ESG Brief: Campus Network Trends

Abstract:

Campus and wireless networks are becoming an increasingly critical component for organizations that want to ensure a solid user experience and drive business productivity. The proliferation of mobile wireless computing devices like smartphones and tablets, as well as the applications they are consuming, are creating significant challenges and forcing network teams to upgrade existing campus network infrastructure in order to accommodate these changes.

Topics: Networking Enterprise Mobility

ESG Brief: Blue Cedar Networks: Redefining the Endpoint, Answering the Secure Application-access Challenge, and Enhancing Business Intelligence

Abstract:

Enhancing end-user productivity and maintaining a secure environment are two key objectives of enterprise mobility strategies. But how are organizations actually measuring productivity? And how can companies quickly iterate enhancements to applications based on the analytics that they capture? Blue Cedar Networks has just spun out from Mocana to tackle exactly those challenges.
In addition to providing military-grade security at the application level, Blue Cedar’s Atlas platform can provide application owners with analytics and rich insights into end-user application usage patterns, including who is using the applications, under what conditions, and how often.
Although Blue Cedar can lead a security conversation with credibility and confidence, to maintain a competitive advantage, the vendor must continue to focus on the most commonly requested and used application, data, and device management features while appealing to several audiences across the enterprise.

Topics: Storage Enterprise Mobility

ESG Brief: Globalscape: Secure EFT, Simplified Compliance, Cloud Flexibility

Abstract:

Globalscape‘s latest version of its Enhanced File Transfer (EFT) Cloud Services solution has been positioned by the vendor as a cost-effective solution for organizations of all sizes, with the power and capabilities to easily manage file transfers through a secure cloud connection—ensuring data security during transport, access, and storage. While Globalscape’s EFT Cloud Services addresses a growing requirement for secure electronic file transfer, the solution also addresses the essential need for organizations to more easily demonstrate regulatory compliance. And because many organizations are not ready to go all-in when it comes to putting critical data in the cloud, the solution offers a hybrid or virtual option. Companies looking for an all-cloud or hybrid file sharing solution would do well to assess Globalscape’s EFT solution.

Topics: Storage Enterprise Mobility

ESG Brief: Data Storage Spending Trends, 2016 and Beyond

Abstract:

According to ESG’s annual IT spending intentions survey, 85% of midmarket and enterprise organizations will increase or maintain their spending on storage infrastructure in 2016. While this is generally positive for the storage industry, a number of disruptive trends and forces look to be an imminent cloud on this immediate silver lining.

Topics: Storage