Recent research provides insight into overcoming the challenges of managing and securing the network
A Big Thank-You
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the companies and individuals that participated in both studies. Without your participation, it would not have been possible to produce these reports and the valuable insight they contain.
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Last year, Endace participated in two global research studies focusing on the challenges of protecting enterprise networks. The results of both provide powerful insights into the state of network security today, and what organizations can do to improve the security and reliability of their networks. In this series of blog posts, we’re going to take a deep dive into the results and their implications.
We commissioned an independent, US-based research company, Virtual Intelligence Briefing (VIB) to conduct the research underpinning the Challenges of Managing and Securing the Network 2019 report. VIB surveyed senior executives and technical staff at more than 250 large, global enterprises to understand the challenges they face in protecting against cyberattacks threats and preventing network and application performance issues.
Organizations from a range of industry verticals including Finance, Healthcare, Insurance and Retail participated. Annual revenues of participating companies were between $250M and $5B+, and respondents included senior executives such as CIOs and CISO, as well as technical management and technical roles.
Our second research project was with Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and was focused on looking at what leading organizations are doing to improve their cybersecurity and what tactical choices are making the biggest difference. This research was based on responses to a detailed survey of more than 250 large enterprises across a wide range of industries .
You can download a summary of EMA’s report here: “Unlocking High Fidelity Security 2019“.
So what did we find out?
When it comes to securing their networks from cyberattacks, organizations find it hard to ‘see’ all the threats, making detection and resolution of security and performance issues cumbersome and often inconclusive. They lack sufficient visibility into network activity, with too few tools in too few places to be confident they can quickly and effectively respond to cyber threats and performance issues.
The need for greater agility was also a common challenge, with alert fatigue, tool fatigue and lack of integration between tools making the investigation and resolution process slow and resource-intensive.
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- ViB Research Report: Challenges of Managing and Securing the Network 2019
- EMA Research Report: Unlocking High Fidelity Security 2019
- EMA Whitepaper: Combine Metadata with Packets for High-Fidelity SecOps and NetOps
Organizations also face significant economic challenges in the way they are currently forced to purchase and deploy solutions. This leaves them unable to evolve quickly enough to meet the demands imposed by today’s fast-moving threat landscape and 24×7 network and application uptime requirements.
In this series, we’ll explore each of these three challenges – Visibility, Agility and Economics – while also looking at how they are intrinsically inter-related. Understanding and addressing all of these challenges together revolutionizes network security and management, and enables organizations to realize greater efficiency while saving money.
Our next post will look at why organizations lack visibility into network activity and how they can overcome this challenge.