Network Security Climbs the Priority Ladder

A new study published by Infonetics Research indicates that network security is becoming a bigger priority for service providers. Nearly every service provider interviewed by Infonetics expects to increase security spending over the next year, both in absolut...

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Infonetics Securitygraph 300x180A new study published by Infonetics Research indicates that network security is becoming a bigger priority for service providers.

Nearly every service provider interviewed by Infonetics expects to increase security spending over the next year, both in absolute dollars and as a percent of capex. The biggest drivers for service providers to deploy new security solutions are protection of customer data, network uptime, changes in the data center, and the increasing number and complexity of security threats.

The convergence of network traffic growth and increased security threats has spurred operators to make investments in all areas of security, from basic firewalls and DDoS prevention to advanced protection against web-borne threats.

Data center consolidation and upgrades are forcing many service providers to invest in security solutions at two ends of the spectrum: extremely high performance hardware solutions that can handle hundreds of gigabits to terabits of traffic, and virtual appliances installed on virtualized servers (increasingly the deployment model of choice for securing cloud infrastructure and providing cloud security services).
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