Author: Fran Howarth, Senior Analyst, Bloor Research
Published: July 13, 2017
The world of network security is changing rapidly. Ever more sophisticated threats are leading to an increase in security breaches and are creating a greater sense of vulnerability among organisations of all sizes and in all industrial sectors. At the same time, technology developments are being made at a dizzying pace, changing the network environment considerably. These include the rise of mobility and cloud computing, large-scale virtualisation, the advent of software defined networking, the rise of microsegmentation of networks and the hyper connected work of the Internet of Things. Yet, organisations are facing an inability to hire and retain skilled security professionals on a worldwide basis, meaning that resources are increasingly stretched. This is called “The Complexity Gap”.
This eBook describes how the Complexity Gap has come about and how it is impacting organisations. It then describes how automation of network security functions will aid organisations in reducing risk and the technology components that are required for doing so.