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

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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

ESG Research Report: Trends in Endpoint Security

Abstract:

ESG conducted an in-depth survey of 380 IT and cybersecurity professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing endpoint security products, processes, and services. Survey participants represented midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America (United States and Canada).

Survey participants represented a wide range of industries including manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications and media, retail, government, and business services. For more details, please see the Research Methodology and Respondent Demographics sections of this report.

Topics: Cybersecurity endpoint security

ESG Brief: Interest in Elastic Cloud Gateways Signals the Evolution of Network Security

Abstract:

Network security at the perimeter has remained predominantly appliance-centric, despite the acceleration of cloud-delivered solutions in other parts of the stack. That is set to change as organizations look for stronger protection, improved performance, and a more consistent model across the increasingly distributed enterprise environment. Elastic cloud gateways are seeing significant interest as an approach to meet these business requirements through a converged, cloud-delivered network security architecture.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Understanding IT’s New Normal in the Wake of COVID-19

Abstract:

COVID-19 introduced the business world to a new and previously unforeseen risk factor, in-person face-to-face interactions. For knowledge workers, the result was a mass exodus out of corporate offices and into their homes, now dependent on remote work. For the IT organizations tasked with supporting their businesses and those knowledge workers, COVID-19 reaffirmed the importance of digital transformation, now as a risk mitigation tool, emphasizing the continued importance of streamlining operations, while accelerating cloud usage to shift more of the risk burden to third-party providers.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration data management COVID-19 Tech Effect

ESG Research Report: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Remote Work, 2020 IT Spending, and Future Tech Strategies

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The COVID-19 crisis is creating a new normal for IT executives and knowledge workers alike. Citywide closures, stay-at-home mandates, and social distancing measures are forcing many people to work from home to help flatten the curve of a global pandemic. For IT executives, meeting the needs of these remote workers calls for new technologies, stringent protection measures, and operational agility. Knowledge workers, on the other hand, must take advantage of collaboration platforms while minimizing distractions and overcoming technical shortcomings.

Despite these challenges and persistent health and safety concerns, COVID-19 presents a prime opportunity to redesign the workplace, rethink how work gets done, and get a head start on the future.

ESG conducted an in-depth survey of 500 North American senior IT decision makers and 1,008 corporate knowledge workers now working at home. Survey participants represented midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America (United States and Canada).

Topics: Enterprise Mobility IT Spending Intentions COVID-19 Tech Effect