Current NetSec Architectures Crippling Defense Against Emerging Threats Such as Ransomware
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2016) - Cato Networks, provider of the world's first software-defined and cloud-based network with built-in enterprise security, today announced the results of its global networking and security survey, Top Networking and Security Challenges In the Enterprise; Planned Network Investments in 2017. Over 700 IT professionals from around the world shared their priorities and concerns for network and cloud security. Topics covered by the report range from the increasing cost and complexity of managing enterprise networks to defending against emerging threats such as ransomware.
"The results of this global survey highlight systemic weaknesses in network and security architectures currently built upon point products and dependent on hard-to-find skills. Today's network rigidity hampers IT's ability to adapt to growing threats and dynamic business requirements," said Shlomo Kramer, founder and CEO of Cato Networks. "The only way forward is a radical simplification of the current infrastructure complexity that underpins on-premises and cloud environments."
Key report findings include:
Complexity and the Cost of Managing Enterprise Networks and Security Across Hybrid Clouds Lead to Sub-Optimal Investments or Paralysis.
Security teams use multiple security solutions to manage physical, cloud and mobile environments.
A Wide Range of Network and Security Challenges Drive Continued Deployment of Point Solutions Leading to Increased Cost and Complexity.
Current WAN Architectures are Complex and Rigid, Forcing a Trade-off between Cost, Complexity, Manageability and Performance
The majority of respondents using wide area networks (WANs) report a number of issues associated with poor user experience, care and feeding of IT infrastructure and lack of effective control over mobile access.
Traditional Network Connectivity and Security Too Expensive; Hardware Elimination being Considered by Many
Organizations are struggling with curbing network connectivity and security costs with 37 percent pointing to the high cost of MPLS as their biggest WAN challenge. This number increases to 44 percent for organizations with over 1,000 employees, indicating that distributed enterprises are dealing with higher costs. This is further complicated by the fact that 43 percent struggle to hire enough skilled employees to manage their networks.
Ransomware is by Far the Greatest Perceived Security Threat; FWaaS to the Rescue
The global report, Top Networking and Security Challenges In the Enterprise; Planned Network Investments in 2017, was based on a survey of Networking and Security professionals over the course of Q3 2016, recording answers from 713 IT leaders and participants from around the world. For a full breakdown and analysis of the findings, access the report here.
About Cato Networks
Cato Networks provides organizations with a software-defined and cloud-based secure enterprise network. Cato delivers a single networking and security platform that securely connects all enterprise locations, people and data. The Cato Cloud reduces MPLS connectivity costs, eliminates branch appliances, provides direct, secure internet access everywhere, and seamlessly integrates mobile users and cloud infrastructures to the enterprise network. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Cato Networks was founded in 2015 by cybersecurity luminary Shlomo Kramer, who previously cofounded Check Point Software Technologies and Imperva, and Gur Shatz, who previously cofounded Incapsula. For more information, visit http://www.catonetworks.com and follow us on Twitter: @CatoNetworks.
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