Infonetics: Data Center Security Buyers Wrestling with Network Upgrades and Massive Attack Volume

  Infonetics: Data Center Security Buyers Wrestling with Network Upgrades and
  Massive Attack Volume

Business Wire

CAMPBELL, Calif. -- January 24, 2013

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its Cloud and
Data Center Security Strategies and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider
Survey, for which incumbent, competitive, data center and cloud operators were
interviewed about their strategies for deploying security in the data center
and their ratings of security vendors.

ANALYST NOTE

“Ever-industrious hackers are churning out unprecedented volumes of spam and
malware and launching massive DDoS attacks aimed directly at data centers
every day, forcing providers to shore up their networks and develop innovative
security solutions to protect themselves and generate revenue,” notes Jeff
Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.

“For the most part, data center buyers want to buy security solutions from
large, established companies who offer a broad range of products—they have a
lot riding on their security implementations, and they need a large neck to
choke if something goes wrong,” Wilson continues. “But there’s always room for
small providers who offer highly-innovative solutions.”

CLOUD AND DATA CENTER SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

  *DDoS prevention systems are the #1 security platform in which service
    provider respondents plan to invest over the next 12 months
  *Nearly 30% of respondents say they need 40G ports on security gear now,
    with 75% saying they’ll need 100G interfaces by 2014
  *Respondents have deployed or are evaluating security products from a
    massive list of vendors, and there is no clear cloud and data center
    security leader
  *There is, however, a clear affinity for vendors with diverse security
    offerings (hardware appliances, virtual appliances, and server software)

SURVEY SYNOPSIS

For its 25-page cloud and data center survey, Infonetics interviewed 24
incumbent, competitive, and data center/cloud specialist carriers in North
America, EMEA and Asia Pacific about their strategies for deploying security
in the data center. The study provides insights into cloud and data center
security drivers, requirements, spending plans, deployments, suppliers, and
more, and features operator ratings of 9 vendors (Check Point, Cisco, Dell
SonicWALL, F5, Fortinet, HP TippingPoint, Juniper, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks)
on 11 criteria. To buy the report, contact Infonetics:
http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED RESEARCH

  *Latest Infonetics Security research brief: http://bit.ly/WifHl1
  *Telecom sector growth still outpacing GDP growth
  *Mobile, data center verticals driving DDoS prevention market
  *Wave of new spending underway in data center security market
  *Mobile security client software market expected to jump more than 60%
  *Cloud-based security services set to surge 83% by 2016
  *New study details enterprise plans for cloud services

INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events/ to learn more or register
for Infonetics events.

  *Integrating Carrier WiFi with the Mobile Network, with Ruckus (Feb. 5)
  *Session Border Controllers in VoLTE, with Metaswitch (Feb. 12)
  *Scaling Small Cell Backhaul, with Alcatel-Lucent, Ceragon, Vitesse (Feb.
    19)
  *100G Optics: Why Operators Are Upgrading Now, with Cisco, Cyan, Oclaro
    (Mar. 5)
  *SSL VPNs: Going Mobile (Sponsorships available)
  *SMS/MMS Security Platforms for Mobile Carriers (Sponsorships available)

UPCOMING SECURITY MARKET RESEARCH

Download Infonetics SECURITY report highlights, tables of contents,
prospectuses, market research brochure, and events brochure at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *Cloud & CPE Managed Security Services Market Size & Forecasts
  *Content Security Gateway Appliances, Software & SaaS Market Share &
    Forecasts
  *Mobile Security Strategies & Vendor Leadership N. America Enterprise
    Survey
  *Network Security Appliances & Software Market Share & Forecasts
  *Total Security Pivot Market Share & Forecasts

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia, Latin America: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3335

N. America (East), Texas, Midwest: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3395

Europe, Middle East, Africa: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44
755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research
and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader
in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world
regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively.
View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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Contact:

Infonetics Research
Jeff Wilson, +1-408-583-3337
Principal Analyst, Security
jeff@infonetics.com
Twitter: @securityjeff
 
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