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Infonetics: Enterprise Security Buyers Hoping for ‘Magic Bullet’ Hybrid Security Solutions

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2013 On-Premise, Hosted, and Hybrid Security Strategies and Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey, which takes an in-depth look at how businesses plan to protect themselves from electronic threats of all types.

ANALYST NOTE

“The clear takeaway from our latest security survey is that businesses are hoping hybrid SaaS (security-as-a-service)/on-premise solutions will be the magic bullet that kills the security efficacy and complexity problem,” reveals Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research. “These companies have made significant investments in security products from a wide range of vendors, and they’re not going to toss them out the window anytime soon. But they want to access the benefits of hosted services and SaaS, too.”

“The best way that vendors can serve customers over the next 3 to 5 years is by delivering true hybrid solutions that seamlessly integrate deployment, policy management, enforcement mechanisms, and reporting across on-premise and hosted solutions,” Wilson advises. “And also by helping customers get more out of their existing solutions.”

SECURITY STRATEGIES SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 67% of enterprises surveyed plan to increase spending on web security, acknowledging that the majority of threats that enter their networks do so through unsafe web browsing
  • Protecting against mobile device threats is rated a very important driver by a vast majority of respondents
  • Enterprises cite “completeness of protection” and “lack of innovation from security vendors” as key barriers to deploying new security solutions
  • 1/3 of survey respondents deploy a hybrid of security products at their sites along with hosted/cloud-based or SaaS solutions
  • Respondents rate Cisco, IBM, McAfee, Microsoft and Symantec as the top vendors in all leadership criteria (technology innovation, security, product roadmap, solution breadth, etc.)

ENTERPRISE BYOD WEBINAR

Join Infonetics Sept. 25 for Architecting Wireless LANs for BYOD, a live, interactive event: http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=668715&s=1&k=D5AFD17C2F2C3E8EEC3BDF97B2C77E32

ABOUT THE SURVEY

For its 2013 22-page enterprise security strategies survey, Infonetics interviewed security purchase-decision makers about security technology deployment drivers, barriers, trends and plans. The survey features end-user ratings of 15 security vendors (Barracuda, Blue Coat, Check Point, Cisco, Fortinet, Huawei, IBM, Juniper, McAfee, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, SonicWall, Sourcefire, Symantec, WatchGuard). To buy the survey, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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RECENT AND UPCOMING RESEARCH

Download Infonetics’ 2013 market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at http://www.infonetics.com/login.

INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  • Architecting Wireless LANs for BYOD (Sept. 25: Sign up)
  • Building Blocks for Service-Aware Networks Based on SDN and NFV (Oct. 10: Sign up)
  • SMS/MMS Security Strategies for Mobile Carriers (View on demand)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard, [email protected], +1 408-583-3335

N. America (East), Midwest, L. America: Scott Coyne, [email protected], +1 408-583-3395

EMEA, India, Singapore: George Stojsavljevic, [email protected], +44 755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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