Friday, March 1, 2024

Unsafe Web browsing causing firms to boost spending on security

Acknowledging that the majority of threats enter networks through unsafe Web browsing, 64 percent of the organizations participating in the latest enterprise security survey by research firm IHS say they plan to increase spending on Web security and a long list of complimentary security solutions, including new sandboxing/virtual execution tools to prevent advanced persistent threats.


?Even during the last major recession, which impacted spending in all areas of IT, none of the core threat mitigation markets contracted. The constant game of cat and mouse played by attacker and attacked leads to technology innovation and increased investment. The amount of growth ebbs and flows, but there is always growth,? said Jeff Wilson, research director for cybersecurity technology at IHS.

?For security technology vendors in a crowded market, the best way to separate from the noise is to help buyers consolidate their disjointed security infrastructures, move security to the cloud, reduce threat exposure windows by embracing orchestration and automation, and discover even the most advanced threats,? Wilson said.

Threat prevention survey highlights:

? Survey respondents? top drivers for deploying new security solutions are protecting against data theft and leakage and upgrading security to match network performance

? Cost is the top barrier affecting respondents? deployment of new security solutions

? Businesses increasingly expect to consume security via a mix of products and hosted services/SaaS (software-as-a-service)

? The top three security technology vendors as cited by enterprise participants are Cisco, IBM, and Microsoft (listed in alphabetical order)


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