ESG Master Survey Results: Modern  Endpoint Management

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This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on modern approaches that unify endpoint management across heterogenous environments helping to eliminate long-standing challenges while fostering improved IT efficiency and employee productivity.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility

ESG Brief: AWS Outposts Announcement at re:Invent 2018 Changes the Hybrid Cloud Landscape

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At the recent AWS re:Invent 2018 conference, AWS made one of the most significant announcements ever in the cloud market landscape with AWS Outposts. AWS Outposts brings native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility. This is the first service to offer true public cloud capability in an on-premises configuration, which has been an ask of enterprises since the dawn of the public cloud era. Companies that are looking to leverage a cloud-down hybrid, based on public cloud services and applications, need to consider AWS Outposts.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Brief: Toward Cybersecurity Technology Platforms

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Enterprise organizations anchor their cybersecurity requirements with an army of disconnected point tools today, but this strategy no longer offers the scale, efficacy, or efficiency needed for preventing, detecting, and responding to cyber-attacks. To address this mismatch, ESG research indicates that many organizations are already consolidating the number of vendors and tools they use for security today, replacing point tools with integrated security technology architectures. This portends a new era of security products—cybersecurity technology “platforms.” This raises questions such as: What is a security platform? What are the most important attributes of a cybersecurity technology platform?

ESG research reveals the answers to these questions, providing a roadmap for security professionals and technology vendors.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Cybersecurity Landscape: The Evolution of Enterprise-class Vendors

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Security strategies based upon disconnected point tools are ineffective and inefficient. As a result, many organizations are consolidating security technologies and winnowing down their list of vendors while building a security architecture based upon tightly coupled security controls and services. This transition has several ramifications. On the demand side, it is altering security technology procurement behavior where organizations are spending more money with fewer vendors. Of course, this is having a boomerang effect on the supply side as security vendors integrate their products and services with the hopes of offering enterprise-class cybersecurity “platforms” covering threat prevention, detection, and response capabilities across endpoints, networks, servers, and cloud-resident workloads. This brief examines these trends through the eyes of 232 IT and cybersecurity professionals. The data reveals existing cybersecurity technology strategies and the challenges they present. It proceeds to investigate how organizations plan to address these challenges through technology integration, vendor consolidation, and a move toward cybersecurity “platforms.”

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Master Survey Results: 2018 Data Protection Landscape Survey

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This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the changes and challenges impacting the data protection landscape, from emerging technologies like AI and cloud computing through new compliance requirements to a confluence with cyber threats.

Topics: Data Protection Cybersecurity Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Brief: Analysis of IBM's Acquisition of Red Hat – Is it a Game Changer?

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IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat has been termed a “game changer” by many, but what is the real impact of this deal? While the deal is significant in scope, the near-term impacts will be limited by the lack of existing synergies in the combined product portfolio. This acquisition helps IBM’s position in the hybrid cloud market significantly but doesn’t enable it to leapfrog competitors like Microsoft, AWS, or Google. The biggest opportunity for IBM is in the container and Kubernetes space, especially if on-premises and bare metal containers become popular. The new IBM would be very well positioned for that type of cloud.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Storage

ESG Master Survey Results: Tipping Point: Striking the Hybrid Cloud  Balance

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ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between May 1, 2018 and May 15, 2018. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT professionals currently responsible for or familiar with their organization’s on-premises infrastructure and public cloud usage.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Storage

ESG Master Survey Results:  Cybersecurity Landscape: The Evolution of Enterprise-class Vendors and Platforms

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on cybersecurity technology purchase trends for enterprise-class organizations (i.e., 500 or more employees), including efforts to consolidate vendors/products, as well as the appetite for cybersecurity platforms.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Imanis Data Launches Version 4.0 and Delivers Machine Learning-based RPO

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Hadoop and NoSQL workloads are pervasive in production environments and require enterprise-class data protection, yet few data protection solutions offer such capabilities. That’s the problem Imanis Data is zooming in on. Imanis Data is demonstrating that it is squarely focused on product execution and is putting its B-round of $13.5 million from earlier this year to good use. The recent announcement of v 4.0 introduces many new data protection features, including some innovative machine learning-based capabilities.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection Data Management

ESG Master Survey Results: Cybersecurity Trends at SMB Organizations

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This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on the cybersecurity threat landscape faced by SMB organizations (i.e., 50 to 499 employees), the subsequent challenges they face, and the measures they currently—and expect to—take to counteract both.

Topics: Cybersecurity