ESG Infographic: The State of Zero-trust Security Strategies

Abstract:

Zero-trust approaches are arguably more relevant than ever due to the increasingly distributed nature of the modern enterprise, which has only been accelerated by the shift to work-from-home models. Yet for many organizations, confusion remains as to exactly what a zero-trust initiative should entail, where to begin, and how best to overcome the organizational obstacles that result from such a cross-functional undertaking.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Network Spending Trends for 2021

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Coming off an unprecedented year, the majority of organizations are increasing their IT budgets. While slightly more than one-third of these organizations will increase their network spending in 2021, the majority expect to hold steady compared to last year’s investment levels. This year, organizations also state that they are looking to take advantage of cloud-based network management solutions to drive optimization. The research further demonstrates how organizations with mature digital transformation efforts differ from their counterparts with less mature environments.

Topics: Networking

ESG Brief: Modernizing Data Centers with Cloud Technologies and Operating Models

Abstract:

While public cloud momentum has been building for more than a decade, there is still a sizeable footprint of on-premises applications and workloads. Presented with this opportunity, many IT leaders are looking for ways to modernize their own data centers by making them more cloud-like. What technologies will be the likeliest targets for investment as organizations look to accelerate this conversion process in the coming 12 months and beyond?

Topics: Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration hybrid cloud

ESG Brief: What Is the Future of Technology Conferences in a Post-pandemic World?

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Over the past year, the COVID-19 virus has caused a shift in how IT professionals—and the vendors that serve them—work. In compliance with the regulations from health organizations and governments enforcing work-from-home (WFH) mandates, most organizations have been faced with how to adapt to an increasingly virtual world. This has extended to technology trade shows and conferences, causing organizers to scramble to replace these in-person events with virtual online versions. Among those IT professionals that attended a virtual event in the last year, what was their experience, and how might this impact the future of technology conferences?

Topics: Covid-19

ESG Research Report: The State of Zero-trust Security Strategies

Abstract:

Zero-trust approaches are arguably more relevant than ever due to the increasingly distributed nature of the modern enterprise. Whether implementing least-privilege tenets for user access or securing the connections to and between the disparate aspects of today’s hybrid multi-cloud deployments, zero trust can provide a framework to secure even the most complex environments. The sudden shift to work-from-home models has only highlighted the importance of a zero-trust approach. Yet for many organizations, confusion remains as to exactly what a zero-trust initiative should entail, where to begin, and how best to overcome the organizational obstacles that result from such a cross-functional undertaking.

In order to gain insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 421 IT and cybersecurity professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) personally responsible for driving zero-trust security strategies and evaluating, purchasing, and managing security technology products and services in support of these initiatives.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Executives Turn up the Pressure for Extensive Employee Insights

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As workforces become more distributed and business processes become increasingly digitized, it is more important than ever for companies to have detailed insights into their employees. While monitoring employees via technology interfaces does provide valuable insight into work habits and wellbeing, business executives must be careful to avoid the perception of spying. Businesses need solutions that address these needs while challenging models of the past to support a surge in output, enhance employee engagement levels, and maintain remote and flexible work.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility

ESG Brief: Public Cloud and Digital Transformation Initiatives for 2021

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a challenge, businesses have shifted and ramped up focus on digital transformation initiatives. As such, the cloud promises greater operational efficiencies, collaboration, and customer experiences to accelerate this effort. This brief outlines how digital transformation initiatives continue to gain momentum with companies pursuing more aggressive public cloud spending and strategies.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: Cybersecurity in the C-suite and Boardroom

Abstract:

ESG’s Master Survey Results provide the complete output of syndicated research surveys in graphical format. In addition to the data, these documents provide background information on the survey, including respondent profiles at an individual and organizational level. It is important to note that these documents do not contain analysis of the data.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on identifying the role of cybersecurity within the overall corporate mission and understanding the existing processes and communications between security managers, business executives, and corporate boards.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Research Report: The Impact of XDR in the Modern SOC

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Threat detection and response is a core component of modern security programs, driving investment in tools to improve visibility, efficacy, and efficiency. As organizations commit to and extend EDR, NDR, or other security analytics solutions in support of broad threat detection and response programs, new opportunities arise for XDR. Organizations can increase business agility when threats are better understood and controlled. Rapidly and effectively correlating alerts across multiple threat vectors leads to increased threat visibility, more rapid and automated response and mitigation, and a reduced dependence on highly skilled security analysts.

Topics: Cybersecurity MDR XDR

ESG Brief: Software-defined Storage for Containers and Clouds

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StorageOS is looking to enable self-service, automated deployment, and scalability of software-defined storage (SDS) in a cloud-native approach.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure