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Evolving IT Security Trends and Challenges Within Today's Organizations
[February 07, 2013]

Evolving IT Security Trends and Challenges Within Today's Organizations

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dublin - Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Evolving IT Security Trends and Challenges Within Today's Organizations" to their offering.

As the sophistication and frequency of cyber threats continues to increase, the information technology (IT) security industry faces the daunting challenge of defending against heterogeneous, complicated attack methods. Protection against data theft and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks remain a top priority within the industry. Businesses of all sizes face unprecedented security risks with the emergence of innovative IT strategies such as the bring your own device (BYOD) trend, social media, and cloud computing. Weak mobile-device management and ineffective security solutions pose a high threat to personal and intellectual property (IP) data through the proliferation of mobile malware.

The severity of cyber threats against government systems became clear in light of the increased targeting of key energy and utility systems by supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) attacks. The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that, in 2011 alone, three U.S. cities experienced SCADA breaches.

Frost & Sullivan aims to understand the security trends within today's organizations, specifically to: Investigate the deployment of a variety of security solutions: - Anti-malware - Data loss prevention (DLP) - Firewall/Virtual private network (VPN) - Intrusion detection system (IDS) / Intrusion prevention system (IPS) - Network access control (NAC) - Security information and event management (SIEM) - Unified threat management (UTM) Arrive at a better understanding of the importance of security solutions Explore which security solutions are being outsourced to managed security service providers (MSSPs) Understand the top security priorities of today's organizations Evolving IT Security Trends and Challenges Within Today's Organizations IT Decision Makers' Perspective The customer research study investigates the IT security trends and challenges within today's organizations. In particular, it investigates deployment status of a variety of solutions, it explores which security solutions are being outsourced to managed security service providers (MSSPs), and it aims to understand the top security priorities within today's organizations. It appears that firewall/VPN remains the most prevalent security solution, while reduction of customer identity theft and fraud remains the top security priority, followed by reduction of law breaching behavior. Moreover, only one third of respondents report outsourcing IT security to MSSPs, to which firewall/VPN solutions are mostly outsourced.

For more information visit Source: Frost & Sullivan CONTACT: Research and Markets, Laura Wood, Senior Manager. Fax from USA: 646-607-1907 Fax from rest of the world: +353-1-481-1716 Sector: IT Security ( cat_id=42&campaign_id=cwmwcq) ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at on the world wide web. Inquiries to


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