Fundamental changes to network architectures, primarily due to the adoption of cloud services and the implementation of mobility, have rendered traditional approaches to defending the perimeter—to the extent that it exists—and brokering secure access to corporate resources insufficient. As such, network security controls are being reevaluated, with organizations increasingly looking to cloud-delivered solutions that provide centralized management and distributed enforcement, integrate with SD-WAN architectures, and enable secure access to cloud services.
In order to gain insight into these trends, ESG surveyed 376 IT and cybersecurity professionals at organizations in North America (US and Canada) responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing network security technology products and services.
This study sought to:
- Determine the extent to which organizations are seeking to implement elastic cloud gateway (ECG) solutions.
- Examine the impact that cloud, mobility, and distributed environments have on edge network security strategy.
- Understand the trigger points that are influencing network security investments and how decision makers are prioritizing and timing purchase decisions.
- Gain insights into how budget and day-to-day management ownership will change for ECG solutions.
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