The combined effect on the company’s mobile strategy of the related trends of IT consumerization (consumer market IT outpacing and leading corporate IT solutions) and ‘bring your own device’ to work are little surprise to the network managers in our study. They need only look beyond their desk to see personal smartphones everywhere, and to the help desk ticket queue to see that employees want to access company email on these personal devices.
Halfway through the study, a look at budget trends, pain points, spending trends, and information security projects for this year and next year. The data in this RTU report is from TheInfoPro’s in-progress Wave 15 Information Security Study, which has interviewed 121 infosec professionals thus far in 2012.
This TIP Insight looks at “big AV,” and the performance and perceived capabilities of the largest enterprise endpoint security providers according to respondents in the most recent information security study.
Vendors covered in the report include Aruba Networks, Avaya, Blue Coat, Cisco, F5 Networks, Hewlett-Packard, Juniper Networks, Riverbed and SolarWinds. A vendor’s performance is evaluated versus both its peers and how it has changed over time. The report looks at current and projected spending levels with a company, the likelihood that customers will switch vendors, and ratings data based on responses collected for 14 criteria about which customers have rated their vendor on a 1 to 5 scale.
Details are provided about planned budgets, pain points, cloud computing, virtualization, mobile, and several other topics. Direct quotes on some of these subjects can be found in the Narratives Report.
The Technology Roadmap details implementation plans for over 32 technologies, including vendor short lists and projected spending. For each technology, IT pros were asked about the status of implementation and about the vendors they are using or considering. In addition, data is collected on the current and projected spending on the technology. Finally, TheInfoPro’s proprietary technology indexes provide tools to evaluation areas of interest to the reader.
This TIP Insight discusses how when it comes to information security, the heads of network engineering and chief information security officers don’t always see eye to eye. TheInfoPro, having two studies that specifically interview these two different positions – the network team and the information security team within large enterprises – can provide direct comparisons between the technologies’ penetration and vendor selection for certain security technology categories also covered in the networking study.
* IPO Update: Splunk and Palo Alto Networks fare well among security managers in their respective technology categories.
* Data Leakage Prevention: Both endpoint and network DLP will be leading new project implementations in 2012.
* Cisco Dominance: Cisco retains a position of dominance in core networking, as reflected in new 10GigE rollouts.
* WAN Optimization: The use cases for WAN optimization continue to be relevant, with Riverbed Technology retaining a dominant position in new rollouts.
This TIP Insight examines 2012’s first infosec IPOs. Splunk’s IPO success portends possible further success for Palo Alto Networks’ announcement of a $175 million planned IPO earlier in April. Email security provider Proofpoint’s IPO is also on the horizon, with an announcement in December of a $50 million IPO.