- Chapter 1: Defining SDx Infrastructure Security
- Chapter 2: SDx Infrastructure Security Solution Landscape
- Chapter 3: SDx Infrastructure Security Products
- Chapter 4: Data Center Infrastructure Products
- Chapter 5: Enterprise Campus and WAN Products
- Chapter 6: IoT and Industrial Products
- Chapter 7: Mobile Infrastructure Products
- Chapter 8: Policy, Orchestration and Analytics Products
2017 SDx Infrastructure Security Report is also available as a PDF Download
This marks SDxCentral’s 3rd Annual SDx Security Infrastructure Report, which provides a unique perspective on the major trends and activity taking place in the rapidly evolving software-defined everything (SDx) infrastructure security market. The Report is designed to provide visibility into some of the security challenges and opportunities emerging within the SDx infrastructure and insights into some of the biggest shifts and advancements being made by cybersecurity technologies and solutions on the market.
With the move from physical dedicated hardware to commodity platforms coupled with flexible software, the software-defined movement is gaining momentum. From virtualization in the data center and the rise of cloud architectures, to Network Functions Virtualization across the telecom fixed and mobile environment, business needs are pushing infrastructure architecture to be more agile. With that agility and flexibility come new security challenges: increased attack surface, new exploits, new vulnerabilities and the need for visibility.
As we transform each major area of our IT infrastructure, our need for new security approaches becomes critical to ensuring a reliable, safe and trusted environment on which our applications can execute and data can travel and reside. Our report will cover the new software-defined security (SDS) requirements across six critical areas of rapid innovation, including:
- Data Center
- Internet of Things (IoT) and Operational Technology (OT)
In addition, the report includes results from a survey conducted by SDxCentral’s research team with select members of the SDxCentral community during the month of July. As appropriate, the team compared this year’s results with the 2016 findings to determine if there were any meaningful trends that could indicate where the market is going.
And we’ll end off with a selection of vendor products relevant to each area of SDx infrastructure security. We thank you for downloading this Report and hope you will find it a useful resource as you look to understand and adopt SDx infrastructure security technologies.