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

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: 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: 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 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 Brief: Cisco SD-WAN Cloud Hub with Google Cloud: Simplifying Cloud Connectivity

Abstract:

Cisco and Google Cloud recently announced Cisco SD-WAN Cloud Hub with Google Cloud, a new collaborative turnkey networking solution. Cisco’s SD-WAN capabilities (policy, security, and telemetry) merged with Google Cloud’s software-defined backbone offer organizations an effective means to ensure that security and compliance policies—as well as application service-level objectives (SLOs)—can easily extend across the network. The solution offers organizations a comprehensive way to view the end-to-end network, providing secure on-demand connectivity from customer locations, through Google Cloud’s backbone, as well as applications running in Google Cloud, other clouds, private data centers, or SaaS applications.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration