ESG Research Report: Security Megatrends and Their Impact on Endpoint Security

Abstract:

Cybersecurity megatrends, including zero trust, XDR, a pandemic-induced increase in remote workers, and the move to public cloud, are influencing the way organizations think about endpoint security. These megatrends add new requirements for endpoint security, while necessitating new levels of integration with other core security controls. Additionally, mobile and IoT are driving massive growth in the number and diversity of devices that must be protected. To better secure their growing attack surface, IT and security teams are thinking differently about endpoint security platforms, what they must include, and how they fit into the broader security stack.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Complete Survey Results: Network Security Trends in Hybrid Cloud Environments

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of cybersecurity and IT/information security professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between June 2, 2021 and June 21, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be cybersecurity and IT/information security professionals familiar with their organization’s network security tools and processes and responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and/or operating corporate network security controls across public cloud infrastructure and on-premises data centers/private cloud.

This Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on network security tools and strategies used to protect both public cloud environments and on-premises data centers, as more organizations look to take a more hybrid approach to IT.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: The Criticality of Encrypted Traffic Visibility

Abstract:

Attackers increasingly use encrypted traffic to mask their activity. While most agree that better visibility into this traffic would improve their organization’s security posture, many continue to forgo decryption for a variety of reasons. While tools that can detect threats in encrypted traffic remain fairly new, they represent an attractive approach to improve visibility into encrypted threats without sacrificing privacy or performance.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Complete Survey Results: 2021 SASE Trends: Plans Coalesce But Convergence Will Be Phased

Abstract:

ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of cybersecurity, networking, and IT professionals from private- and public-sector organizations in North America (United States and Canada) and Western Europe (UK, France, and Germany) between June 29, 2021 and July 20, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be cybersecurity, networking, and IT professionals involved with networking and security technology and processes and with some level of familiarity with SASE.

This Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on understanding the trigger points that are influencing SASE initiatives and determining the extent to which specific technologies and products are being included in support of SASE now and how that is expected to change.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking

ESG Brief: Microsegmentation Is Critical to Zero Trust, But Adoption Lags

Abstract:

Microsegmentation offers a dynamic and scalable approach to segmenting IT networks that helps enable zero trust security. Despite its potential value, it isn’t widely used now. To gain broader adoption, microsegmentation tools must be easy to deploy in both cloud and on-premises environments and provide several key features, including a focus on segmentation at the application and workload level.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Unified Communications and Collaboration Predictions for 2022

Abstract:

Whether employees remain remote or return to an office environment, unified communications and collaboration strategies are top business priorities that will shape the future of work and become the backbone of hyperconnected businesses. Companies are looking beyond online meetings for communication as they explore opportunities with unified-communications-as-a-service (UCaaS), communications-platform-as-a-service (CPaaS), and net-new policy management. Expect to see businesses readjust strategies in 2022 as they overcome false starts, consolidate tools, and execute on a unified communications and collaboration strategy that is coupled directly to their business strategy and goals.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility ESG Predictions

ESG Complete Survey Results: Endpoint Security Trends

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 17, 2021 and June 25, 2021. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be cybersecurity and IT professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing endpoint security technology products and services.

This Complete Survey Results presentation focuses on endpoint security and how cybersecurity megatrends, including zero trust, XDR, a pandemic-induced increase in remote workers, and the move to public cloud, are influencing how organizations think about these solutions.

Topics: Cybersecurity Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Infographic: 2021 Data Infrastructure Trends

Abstract:

Digital business initiatives are placing unprecedented pressures on both IT organizations and the infrastructure they manage.

Topics: Storage IT Infrastructure

ESG Brief: Apple Business Essentials: Empowering Businesses to Manage and Support Devices

Abstract:

Not all businesses can effectively manage, secure, and support the fleet of Apple devices used by their employees. Apple Business Essentials can enable small businesses’ IT professionals to gain control of these devices while providing a comprehensive support program for employees.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility

ESG Research Report: 2022 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

In order to assess technology spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 706 senior IT decision makers representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America, Western Europe, and Asia-Pacific. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organization’s 2021 IT spending as well as their 2022 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or a business unit/division/branch level.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration data management