ESG Brief: Email Security Reemerges as a Top Priority

Abstract:

With continued, persistent phishing attacks affecting organizations of all sizes across all industries, a resurgence of investment in email security solutions is occurring. As organizations shift their email strategies to cloud-delivered providers, most falsely believe that these providers offer comprehensive email security controls. Traditional secure email gateways are no longer sufficient to protect organizations against modern email attack techniques. Third-party email security controls will be required to effectively secure organizations utilizing cloud-delivered email services against modern, sophisticated, email-borne attacks.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Key Attributes of a Network Traffic Analysis Solution

Abstract:

Network traffic analysis (NTA) solutions have seen broad adoption across the industry as part of a holistic threat detection and response (TDR) program. There is general agreement regarding some of the core capabilities required in an NTA solution, but some disagreement around others. Analytics and threat intelligence integrations are essential components of any NTA solution. However, there is less clarity around managed services as they relate to NTA solutions.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking

ESG Master Survey Results: Application and Email Security 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 the current processes for and technology approaches to securing business applications and email messaging platforms.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection

ESG Brief: Sophos Acquires Rook Security to Round Out Managed Detection and Response Offering

Abstract:

Sophos announced that it acquired Rook Security and entered the managed detection and response (MDR) market. Channel consideration was of paramount concern in the go-to-market strategy. Sophos’ entrance into MDR will help address a growing requirement in its customer base. Sophos must execute integration, customer retention, and partner success in lock step to achieve its “cybersecurity evolved” goal of creating “an intelligent, integrated system.”

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Insight Partners Acquires Recorded Future

Abstract:

Insight Partners announced on May 30, 2019 that it will acquire Recorded Future for $780M. In a broad market of threat intelligence competitors, Recorded Future shines brightly because of its “all-source” approach. ESG fully expects Recorded Future to expand geographically and continue broadening integrations and partnerships. It must also protect its existing relationships as it grows to the next level.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Risk Management Services

Abstract:

Risk management services have existed for a long time but have traditionally focused more on business risk generally than security risk specifically. As corporate directors, boards, and executives see more damage done from cyber-attacks, the risk conversation has escalated. But performing cyber risk assessments is hard given architectural complexities, the migration to cloud, and the ever-advancing adversary.

Topics: Cybersecurity cyber risk management

ESG Master Survey Results: The Threat Detection and Response Landscape

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 current people, process, and technology approaches to threat detection and response, specifically in the areas of endpoint detection and response, network traffic analysis, and managed detection and response.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Microsoft (Windows) Defender ATP—Changing the Endpoint Security Landscape?

Abstract:

There’s been a lot of speculation as to how much Windows Defender (now Microsoft Defender) will impact the endpoint security market. With the continued prevalence of Windows devices in the corporate endpoint landscape, these endpoints continue to be the most vulnerable and most often attacked. With an increasing cadre of endpoint alternatives with better perceived security available to business users, Microsoft is clearly motivated to close this gap by fortifying the security of these devices in a way that enables its continued dominance in the corporate endpoint market. With a majority of organizations now utilizing Defender in a meaningful way, Microsoft is beginning to gain a foothold as a layered security control on the endpoint, but why aren’t organizations ready to go all in with Defender? And with the recent announcements for Mac support, and Linux support on the way, can Microsoft up its game and become a significant player in endpoint security, changing the endpoint security landscape moving forward?

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Master Survey Results: The Pressing Need for Comprehensive Cyber Risk Management

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 state of cyber risk management today and how it is changing in order to better support organizational missions and initiatives.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Master Survey Results: 2019 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

This Master Survey Results presentation focuses on 2019 IT budget expectations, technology initiatives and priorities, year-over-year spending change (overall and by technology), hiring/staffing challenges, and cloud adoption/usage trends.

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