North American Enterprise Survey : Market research firm Infonetics Research today released excerpts from its Security Strategy for On-Premise, Hosted, and Hybrid Solutions: North American Enterprise Survey, which takes an in-depth look at how small, medium, and big organizations plan to protect themselves from electronic threats of all types.
"The clear and obvious takeaway from this survey is that now is the time for security vendors to address hybrid deployments, and to develop and deliver true hybrid security solutions that are cost effective and seamlessly blend on-premise security with hosted services and SaaS (security-as-a-service)," notes Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.
SECURITY STRATEGIES SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS
· 61 per cent of the big, small, medium and companies surveyed believe that in the long term they will be operating hybrid environments that mix security products on their premise (CPE) with hosted solutions and SaaS (aka cloud-based security)
· Mobile device threats was named as a key driver for deploying security solutions by 65 per cent of the businesses surveyed
· Cost is the #1 barrier affecting customer deployment of new security solutions
· The combination of the high cost of multi-box solutio ns (or mixed network/hosted solutions) and the current economic environment has driven cost to the top of the list
· Cisco, McAfee, and Symantec were most frequently named a "top-3 vendor" by respondents for every criteria (pricing, security, technology, product roadmap, price-to-performance ratio, management, service and support, financial stability)
· Cisco stands out as the clear leader, with a strong combination of brand recognition, strong enterprise security offering (both products and hosted services), and strong market share position in enterprise security
Infonetics Research's 22-page Security Strategy for On Premise, Hybrid, and Hosted Solutions: North American Enterprise Survey provides analysis of organizations deploying content security over the next two years, including trends, drivers, barriers, and deployment plans - particularly with regard to planned product purchases versus SaaS and hosted solutions, and where companies plan to deploy hybrid solutions that blend on-premise security with hosted security. The survey features enterprise ratings of 11 security vendors: Barracuda, Blue Coat, Check Point, Cisco, Fortinet, Symantec, Juniper, McAfee, SonicWALL, WatchGuard, and Websense. Companies named in open-ended questions in addition to those that were rated include AppRiver, F5, Google, HP, IBM, Sourcefire, Trend Micro, zScaler, and others. For this report, Infonetics surveyed 107 small, big, and medium North American security purchase decision makers in last year.