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

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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

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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

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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

ESG Research Report: 2019 Technology Spending Intentions Survey

Abstract:

In order to assess technology spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 810 IT and business professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organizations’ 2018 IT spending as well as their 2019 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.

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

ESG Master Survey Results: Trends in Cloud Data Security

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ESG conducted a comprehensive online survey of IT and cybersecurity professionals from private- and public-sector midmarket (i.e., 100 to 999 employees) and enterprise (i.e., 1,000+ employees) organizations in North America (United States and Canada) between August 16, 2018 and September 6, 2018. To qualify for this survey, respondents were required to be IT/information security/risk management professionals responsible for evaluating and purchasing cloud security technology products and services.

Topics: Cybersecurity Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Brief: Toward Cybersecurity Technology Platforms

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Enterprise organizations anchor their cybersecurity requirements with an army of disconnected point tools today, but this strategy no longer offers the scale, efficacy, or efficiency needed for preventing, detecting, and responding to cyber-attacks. To address this mismatch, ESG research indicates that many organizations are already consolidating the number of vendors and tools they use for security today, replacing point tools with integrated security technology architectures. This portends a new era of security products—cybersecurity technology “platforms.” This raises questions such as: What is a security platform? What are the most important attributes of a cybersecurity technology platform?

ESG research reveals the answers to these questions, providing a roadmap for security professionals and technology vendors.

Topics: Cybersecurity