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Infonetics Survey: Cloud and Data Center Operators Investing Heavily in Security, Rate Top Vendors

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CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Cloud and Data Center Security Strategies and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey, for which data center and cloud operators were interviewed about their strategies for deploying security in the data center and their ratings of security vendors.

ANALYST NOTE

“The primary concern right now among service providers operating data centers is getting the security infrastructure to match the performance of the network infrastructure,” notes Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research. “When it comes to protecting data centers, nothing drives service providers to invest in security solutions more than the performance requirements driven by infrastructure upgrades and the increasing size and scale of attacks.”

Wilsonadds: “The recent disclosures about the NSA stealing data from prominent data centers are causing a new wave of panic, forcing cloud and data center providers to feverishly shore up their networks and systems.”

CLOUD AND DATA CENTER SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Due to infrastructure and interface upgrades, many operators surveyed are planning serious spending on good old-fashioned firewalls; DDoS prevention systems are also a top priority
  • By 2015, nearly 2/3 of survey respondents will need firewalls that support between 100G and 499G, and another 30% anticipate needing over 500G
  • For respondents deploying virtual security appliances, the drivers have shifted away from visibility and management functions to security
  • Though operators are looking at the impact of SDN (software-defined networking) on security deployments, it is not yet heavily driving security spending
  • Arbor, Cisco, Juniper, Check Point, Fortinet, and McAfee are viewed by operator respondents as key data center/cloud vendors, although there is no clear leader
  • Many respondents are also evaluating products from F5 and Palo Alto Networks

    INFONETICS SECURITY WEBINAR

    Join Principal Analyst Jeff Wilson and WatchGuardThursday, Jan. 30 for Redefining Network Security Performance: The Speed You Really Need for pointers on selecting firewall solutions that best meet IT security and performance requirements. Learn more and register today: http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=734470&s=1&k=0A6567260AF024F5DB2FCC1F000F674B

    ABOUT INFONETICS’ CLOUD AND DATA CENTER SECURITY SURVEY

    For its 25-page data center and cloud security survey, Infonetics interviewed 23 incumbent, competitive, mobile, and data center/cloud specialist carriers in North America, EMEA, and Asia about their strategies for deploying security in the data center. The study provides insights into data center and cloud security drivers, requirements, spending plans, deployments, suppliers, and more, and features operator ratings of 12 vendors (Arbor Networks,Check Point, Cisco, F5, Fortinet, HP, Juniper, McAfee,Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro, VMware, WatchGuard) on 11 criteria. To buy the survey, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

    RELATED SECURITY RESEARCH

  • Mobile messaging security up 70% in 2013 as carriers step up battle against spam, threats
  • Virtual servers and switches to dominate data center by 2015, paving the way to SDN
  • Application-layer attacks sparking new investments in DDoS solutions
  • SaaS security sales up 29% year-over-year in 3Q13
  • NSA spygate underscores need for multi-layered security in the data center
  • Service provider capex increasing 6% in 2013, ignited by BRICs; revenue to hit $2 trillion
  • Hacker attacks and concerns over government spying help spur mobile security market
  • Cloud security services to top $9 billion by 2017, barring stumbling blocks
  • Standalone security markets stalling as integrated security markets grow

    TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

    N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1 408-583-3335

    N. America (East, Midwest), L. America: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1 408-583-3395

    EMEA, India, Singapore: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +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.





    Source: Infonetics Research


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