67 percent North American enterprises surveyed is planning to increase spending on web security, said market research firm Infonetics Research.
This trend is acknowledging that the majority of threats that enter their networks do so through unsafe web browsing.
Protecting against mobile device threats is rated a very important driver by a vast majority of respondents, according to 2013 On-Premise, Hosted, and Hybrid Security Strategies and Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey.
Enterprises cite completeness of protection and lack of innovation from security vendors as key barriers to deploying new security solutions.
1/3 of survey respondents deploy a hybrid of security products at their sites along with hosted/cloud-based or SaaS solutions.
The survey respondents rate Cisco, IBM, McAfee, Microsoft and Symantec as the top vendors in all leadership criteria (technology innovation, security, product roadmap, solution breadth, etc.)
“These companies have made significant investments in security products from a wide range of vendors, and they’re not going to toss them out the window anytime soon. But they want to access the benefits of hosted services and SaaS, too,” said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.
The takeaway from our latest security survey is that businesses are hoping hybrid SaaS (security-as-a-service)/on-premise solutions will be the magic bullet that kills the security efficacy and complexity problem.
The best way that vendors can serve customers over the next 3 to 5 years is by delivering true hybrid solutions that seamlessly integrate deployment, policy management, enforcement mechanisms, and reporting across on-premise and hosted solutions.