ESG Research Report: Securing Modern Application Development Environments

Abstract:

DevSecOps has moved security front and center in the world of modern development; however, security and development teams are driven by different metrics, making objective alignment challenging. This is further exacerbated by the fact that most security teams lack an understanding of modern application development practices. The move to microservices-driven architectures and the use of containers and serverless have shifted the dynamics of how developers build, test, and deploy code. As a result, a convergence of application security tools is underway. Organizations are overwhelmed with the amount of and overlap in issues raised from multiple testing tools, complicating prioritization and mitigation, so integrated application security platforms are desired.

In order to gain insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 378 IT, cybersecurity, and application development professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) involved with securing application development tools and processes.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Master Survey Results: Data Protection Considerations for Containers

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between June 12, 2020 and June 24, 2020. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT professionals responsible for/familiar with their organization’s container-based application environment strategy.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on understanding the current state of end-users’ application and container deployments, identifying data management gaps, and determining current practices and potential disconnects that may exist when protecting Kubernetes/ containers infrastructure at scale.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Master Survey Results: 2021 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on 2021 IT budget expectations, technology initiatives and priorities, year over year spending change (overall and by different technologies), cloud adoption/usage trends, as well as an update on the status of COVID-19 driven work from home initiatives and efforts.

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.

Topics: IT Spending Intentions

ESG Master Survey Results: Modern Application Development Security

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 the purchasing intentions, investment habits, and deployment practices of security solutions with respect to the deployment and management of application security

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Research Report: Trends in Digital Workspaces, VDI, and DaaS

Abstract:

Alternative device choices, employee requirements and preferences (often influenced by technology experiences outside the workplace), and a drive to improve the businesses security posture are all challenging how traditional desktops are delivered to, maintained for, and consumed by end-user employees. Additionally, new features seem to be introduced daily and network access abounds throughout employees’ daily lives, while endpoint device innovation challenges the traditional endpoint experience, IT management and security strategies, and legacy processes.

These factors have converged to create the ideal conditions for alternate endpoint strategies. Specifically, assembling a digital workspace and consuming desktops from a centralized data center or the cloud can create a consistent IT management experience, fortify security, and help to deliver the high-quality “day-one endpoint experience” on an everyday basis. In order to gain insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 354 IT professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) responsible for or involved in the purchase process for productivity applications and endpoint devices, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop-as-a-service solutions (DaaS).

Topics: Enterprise Mobility

ESG Research Report: Real-world SLAs and Availability Requirements

Abstract:

Data protection technologies and processes mean nothing unless objectives are not only established and aligned with business and IT objectives, but also measured and improved over time. As organizations increasingly shift to more hybrid and data-intelligent infrastructures, understanding real-world data protection and availability SLAs is becoming more critical for both IT practitioners and the vendors that provide supporting technology.

In order to gain insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 378 IT professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) personally responsible for or involved in data protection technology and process decisions for their organizations, specifically those pertaining to the ability to meet SLAs associated with applications/workloads. This research aimed to understand the current state of end-users’ deployments, identify gaps, and highlight future expectations. Tolerance for downtime, downtime metrics, and real-world SLAs in the context of actual data loss were studied against the backdrop of availability technologies and methods, including hybrid environments.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Brief: Cisco Live 2020 - New and Enhanced Network Solutions to Fuel Digital Transformation

Abstract:

Cisco Live 2020 got a makeover this year—it went all digital (due to COVID-19) after being held live and in-person for the past 30 years. More than 120,00 people attended the event where Cisco demonstrated its commitment to the community and its customers. There were also plenty of announcements about new and updated services for networking, security, collaboration, and customer experience. In the networking arena, new services announced comprised a series of network insight capabilities covering a wide assortment of products across Cisco’s portfolio—focusing on accelerating digital transformation via enhanced and improved proactive and predictive services, and the vital ability to automate data center networks globally.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Research Report: Trends in Email Security

Abstract:

With most organizations standardizing on cloud-delivered email in an effort to shift costs from CapEx to OpEx, many have assumed that email service providers would automatically include comprehensive security controls. Many of these same organizations found it necessary to add third-party controls either during their migration or at a later date. Many have suffered from phishing-related attacks that led to credential theft and BEC, while others faced the loss of sensitive data through both unintentional and intentional actions.

In order to gain insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 403 IT and cybersecurity professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing email security products, processes, and services.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: Real-world SLAs and Availability Requirements

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between March 20, 2020 and March 28, 2020. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT professionals responsible for data protection technology decisions, including those in place to ensure application SLAs are met.

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on real-world SLAs and availability requirements, including tolerance for downtime, downtime metrics, and real-world SLAs in the context of actual data loss against the backdrop of availability technologies and methods.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Master Survey Results: Enabling Digital Workspace Strategies with VDI and DaaS

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on how alternative device choices, employee requirements and preferences, and a drive to improve businesses’ security posture are all challenging how traditional desktops are delivered to, maintained for, and consumed by end-user employees, including the increased usage of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) technology.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration