Global Research Study Affirms Network-Derived Intelligence and Insights are Critical to the Security and Performance of Multi-Cloud Workloads
Gigamon, the leading deep observability company, today announced the findings of a new research study from IDC, conducted with more than 900 IT leaders from around the world, which offers CIOs, CISOs, and their IT organizations invaluable insights to drive performance, protection, and productivity with observability across their digital infrastructures. The IDC White Paper* also affirmed that harnessing the power of network-derived intelligence and insights is critical in detecting today's increasingly sophisticated security threats across hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure.
With 95 percent of organizations claiming to have experienced a ransomware attack in 2022, security remains top of mind for IT leaders regardless of their industry. According to the IDC White Paper, over 60 percent of respondents believe that today's observability solutions serve narrow requirements and fail to provide a complete view of current operating conditions. To address today's rapidly evolving security requirements, enhancing traditional observability capabilities that rely on metrics, events, logs, and traces (MELT) with real-time network-derived intelligence and insights is essential to mitigate security risks across hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure. Only with this deep observability can organizations find the greatest value from observability across both on-premises systems and cloud services, core and edge components, and cybersecurity functions.
"Networking, cybersecurity, and observability are becoming intertwined. IT organizations are looking to leverage an immutable source of truth and more collaborative management efforts to break down siloed technology approaches, position themselves for long-term success, and, ultimately, deliver the best possible business outcomes," said Mark Leary, research director with IDC. "Deep observability must be prioritized as IT organizations look to fully realize the transformational promise of a resilient and responsive digital infrastructure and continually maintain a strong security posture to meet today's digital business requirements."
The findings are based on a survey, conducted by IDC, of over 900 global IT leaders across North America, APAC, and EMEA, which included a mix of major industries (financial, manufacturing, retail/wholesale, healthcare, transport/utilities, education, government, and professional services). All respondents held roles of manager or above, with key decision-making responsibilities for observability functions and solutions that span across IT operational domains, including networking, security, and cloud.
*Doc. #US49816122, November 2022
Gigamon® offers a deep observability pipeline that harnesses actionable network-level intelligence to amplify the power of observability tools. This powerful combination helps enable IT organizations to assure security and compliance governance, speed root-cause analysis of performance bottlenecks, and lower operational overhead associated with managing hybrid and multi-cloud IT infrastructure. The result: modern enterprises realize the full transformational promise of the cloud. Gigamon serves more than 4,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of Fortune 100 enterprises, 9 of the 10 largest mobile network providers, and hundreds of governments and educational organizations worldwide. To learn more, please visit gigamon.com.
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