ESG Master Survey Results: Trends in Cloud Data Security


ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT and cybersecurity professionals from private- and public-sector midmarket (i.e., 100 to 999 employees) and enterprise (i.e., 1,000+ employees) organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between August 16, 2018 and September 6, 2018. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT/information security/risk management professionals responsible for evaluating and purchasing cloud security technology products and services.

Topics: Cybersecurity Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: The Importance of a Common Distributed Data Services Layer


The IT pendulum is swinging to distributed computing environments, network perimeters are dissolving, and compute is being distributed across various parts of organizations’ infrastructure—including, at times, their extended ecosystem. As a result, organizations need to ensure the appropriate levels of visibility and security at these remote locations, without dramatically increasing staff or tools. They need to invest in solutions that can scale to provide increased coverage and visibility, but that also ensure efficient use of resources. By implementing a common distributed data services layer as part of a comprehensive security operations and analytics platform architecture (SOAPA) and network operations architecture, organizations can reduce costs, mitigate risks, and improve operational efficiency.

Topics: Networking