ESG Brief: Security Infrastructure and Market Changes in Progress

Abstract:

Large organizations built their security infrastructure organically over time, adding new tools as countermeasures to emerging threats. Unfortunately, this created a messy situation where security must be monitored and managed on a tool-by-tool basis. CISOs have had enough—ESG research indicates that they are consolidating vendors and integrating tools into more cohesive technology architectures. These strategic changes will impact the way security technologies are purchased and sold in the future, which will have a downstream impact on the entire security technology industry.

Topics: Cybersecurity cybersecurity technology platform

ESG Brief: Toward Cybersecurity Platforms

Abstract:

For years, organizations anchored their security technology infrastructure with best-of-breed point tools, but this strategy is no longer adequate. Why? The lack of integration strains resources and leads to operational overhead. ESG research indicates that many organizations are now willing to replace these point tools with integrated cybersecurity technology platforms from a single vendor. This transition will impact enterprise cybersecurity technology purchasing and operations while simultaneously altering the security technology market.

Topics: Cybersecurity cybersecurity technology platform

ESG Research Report: Transitioning Network Security Controls to the Cloud

Abstract:

Fundamental changes to network architectures, primarily due to the adoption of cloud services and the implementation of mobility, have rendered traditional approaches to defending the perimeter—to the extent that it exists—and brokering secure access to corporate resources insufficient. As such, network security controls are being reevaluated, with organizations increasingly looking to cloud-delivered solutions that provide centralized management and distributed enforcement, integrate with SD-WAN architectures, and enable secure access to cloud services.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Cybersecurity Vendor Consolidation Efforts

Abstract:

Too many large organizations still anchor security to an army of disconnected point tools and rely on the cybersecurity staff to piece everything together. This strategy is ineffective, inefficient, and increases cyber-risk. CISOs have had enough as many are actively integrating cybersecurity technologies and consolidating the number of vendors with whom they do business. As this trend progresses, large organizations will buy a lot more of their cybersecurity technologies from a handful of vendors, which will tilt the market toward an emerging breed of enterprise-class cybersecurity vendors offering the right products, services, and partner ecosystems.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Strategic Shifts in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) Market

Abstract:

Growing numbers of organizations are adopting modern application platforms, distributing and securing them across data centers and multiple public cloud environments. ESG conducted research to determine how those changes have impacted application delivery controller (ADC) deployments. The results indicate that organizations are expecting ADCs to evolve with emerging application and cloud technologies and deliver new capabilities that enable them to more efficiently manage, optimize, and secure their distributed environments.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration network security

ESG Master Survey Results: Application Delivery Controller Trends

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 application delivery controller (ADC) trends, especially as organizations balance hybrid cloud and application development strategies.

Topics: Networking

ESG Brief: Aruba Edge Services Platform (ESP): AI-powered Automation and Protection at the Edge

Abstract:

With the edge adding to the complexity of IT, organizations need a simple, cost-effective solution to extract valuable insights from immense amounts of data and, at the same time, protect the business. Aruba’s recently announced AI-powered, unified edge services platform (ESP for short) incorporates intelligence and security, helping improve agility and network visibility, boosting security at the edge, and enhancing the user experience.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking network security

ESG Research Report: The Life and Times of Cybersecurity Professionals 2020

Abstract:

In late 2019 and early 2020, the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) conducted the fourth annual research project focused on the lives and experiences of cybersecurity professionals. This year’s report is based on data from a survey of 327 cybersecurity professionals and ISSA members. Ninety-two percent of survey respondents resided in North America, 4% came from Europe, 3% from Asia, and 1% from Central/South America.

Topics: Cybersecurity cybersecurity skills shortage

ESG Research Report: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cybersecurity

Abstract:

As the global impact of COVID-19 manifested itself in the US in the middle of March, ESG and ISSA decided to conduct an in-depth survey in April 2020 of 364 cybersecurity and IT professionals from the global ISSA member list. The study was a point in time assessment of challenges posed by the pandemic. It is likely that challenges and solutions will continue to evolve over the next few years.

Topics: Cybersecurity COVID-19 Tech Effect Covid-19

ESG Master Survey Results: Transitioning Network Security Controls to the Cloud

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 modern network security challenges, plans, and strategies as organizations look to cloud-delivered solutions that provide centralized management and distributed enforcement.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration