Network Security

What is network security?

Network security controls are responsible for

  • the maintenance of authorized access to internal and external connectivity between systems,
  • protection against denial-of-service to network functions that support interconnectivity,
  • seemlessly secure Hybrid and complex network architectures where traditional network boundaries are eroding with cloud acceleration, edge integration and 5G adoption.

Why it matters

  • Most network security controls are a combination of hardware appliance purpose-built for high throughput of traffic and advanced software that are essential to identify malicious activity and respond in near real-time.

The landscape

Real-time prevention

The uptake of preventive technologies

Preventive network security technologies that are highly agile and compatible with a wide spectrum of enterprises’ IT infrastructures will have an increasing adoption rate.

Real-time prevention

The end of traditional security perimeters

Traditional perimeter controls are being redefined (e.g., Firewalls, VPNs), or virtualized and optimally delivered as a Service from the cloud. Functional consolidation and virtualization of core capabilities ( SASE, FWaaS) is taking place.

Top-down identification

On the road to Zero trust

With corporate networks, infrastructures, applications and data moving quickly beyond traditional on-premise profiles (e.g. to the cloud, Edge, mobile devices, value-chain partners, etc.), the increasing adoption of Zero Trust architectures and solutions to secure networks is expected.

Key figures

33%

of those technologies are either already adopted by most organizations or will be in the next two years.

50%

of those technologies are expected to be adopted in the next 2 to 5 years cycle.

17%

of those technologies are transformational and wide spread adoption will take over 5 years.