- Chapter 1: Cloud Security Threats and Drivers
- Chapter 2: SDx Security Requirements
- Chapter 3: SDx Security Market Landscape
- Chapter 4: 2016 Next Gen Infrastructure Security Product Categories
- Chapter 5: Cloud and Data Center Security Products by Company
- Chapter 6: IoT Security Products by Company
- Chapter 7: Identity and Endpoint Security Products by Company
The 2016 Next Gen Infrastructure Security Report is also available as a PDF Download.
Introduction: Trends in Next-Gen Cloud Infrastructure Security
The cloud model of delivering IT services and infrastructure, coupled with extensive connectivity to the Internet, has brought an unprecedented level of security challenges. This means the cybersecurity and security solutions landscape is in constant flux and that a wide range of next gen infrastructure security technology is needed.
Over the past year, we have seen threat actors, motivated by financial gain, competitive advantage, political aspirations, etc., continue to escalate the scale and sophistication of their attacks. They are exploiting old and new attack vectors created by all the people, services and Internet of things (IoT) that are now connected and communicating with one another. They are also taking advantage of the highly dynamic environments of today’s networks, which contain a mix of encrypted traffic (SSL/TLC), virtualized services and apps, and cloud platforms, to hide and propagate undetected.
On the flip side, we have seen progressively intelligent counter measures introduced to try to beat the attackers at their own game. Today’s security paradigm assumes attackers are in (or going to get into) the network (the defensible perimeter has long been dead). New approaches are taking the fight to them (in the wild, on the darknet, etc.) and making it harder to get anything of value, by trusting nothing, locking resources down, and obviating critical information.