There are many indications of a strengthening appetite for investment in ICT security solutions. In particular, protection for networks and data centers has never been a higher priority.
Spending on security is being driven by a number of factors. The global economy looks set for a sustained recovery following a couple of years of uncertainty. There is a widespread recognition that IT investment is a critical enabler of future growth, but only if that IT can be deployed safely and securely.
It seems likely that evolutionary changes in the workplace will also stimulate demand for better security. In future, workforces will be operating on a more hybridised basis. Once mostly centred in offices and branches, workers in the future will be split between the conventional workplace and remote locations. Many will need to work in transit between the two, using a multitude of devices. Spending is needed to let this happen safely.
A renewed focus on digital transformation can additionally be expected as enterprises look to shake off the last vestiges of legacy IT reliance. This in turn demands a new generation of software and appliances to protect data and networks. The adoption of multi-cloud models that we have already seen will be sustained as part of this digital migration, requiring appropriate safeguards at the level of the network and data centre. The need for high network capacity and low network latency is also likely to be accompanied by security upgrades to match. All the while the rising tide of cyberthreat that has cast a shadow over so much commercial and public sector activity is certainly not slowing down. New efforts are needed.
To explore these any other security themes, we are holding an online event to be introduced and chaired by Mauricio Sanchez, Research Director, Network Security & Data Center Appliance, SASE Market Research at Dell’Oro Group. Mauricio will be joined by an expert panel. After their discussion, attending media will have the chance to ask questions.