- Chapter 1: A Closer Look at Cloud and Data Center Security Benefits
- Chapter 2: SDxCentral’s Security Survey - Cloud and Data Center Security Drivers
- Chapter 3: SDx Cloud and Data Center Security Innovation
- Chapter 4: SDx Cloud and Data Center Security Vendors
- Chapter 5: 2015 Cloud and Data Center Security Report Product Categories
Introduction: Emerging Challenges of Infrastructure Cloud and Data Center Security
In response to demand from the community, SDxCentral is releasing the first SDx Infrastructure Security Report designed to provide an overview of the rapidly evolving market. The Report aims to give our readers early visibility into the security challenges and opportunities emerging within the SDx infrastructure and provide information on a sampling of some of the early products and solutions blazing new trails.
The Report will cover:
- An introduction to SDx Infrastructure Cloud and Data Center Security
- Survey results that capture current perceptions in the community on SDx Infrastructure Security
- Challenges in SDx Infrastructure Security
- The SDx Security landscape, focusing on three main areas where the industry is seeing the biggest changes:
- Cloud and Data Center Security
- Campus and Branch Security
- The Internet of Things
- Features and benefits of SDx Infrastructure Security solutions
- Early innovators in SDx security technologies and products
The Infrastructure Security Market
There are huge shifts occurring in the cybersecurity market, as organizations attempt to bolster their defenses against increasingly sophisticated attacks coming from well-funded criminal rings and even nation states. Gartner predicts cybersecurity spending will reach $76.9 billion this year; the growth of the market is not expected to slow down any time soon, with some experts expecting it to reach approximately $120 billion by 2017 and $155 billion by 2019.
The traditional security market includes a broad range of cybersecurity technologies, components and approaches, including firewalls, unified threat management (UTM) gateways, identity access management (IAM) solutions, encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), risk and compliance management systems, network and host intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), anti-virus and anti-malware, security information and event management (SIEM), incident response and forensics solutions, disaster recovery, distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation, web filtering, and security services, etc.
Many of these cybersecurity solutions are undergoing rapid changes to try to keep up with the threats targeting the exploding number and types of applications, services, devices, systems and networks that connect, house and deliver the data and resources we rely on every day. They are evolving to better protect the resources and networks of enterprises, service providers and governments everywhere, by offering software deployments that can more seamlessly integrate and meet the needs of their increasingly dynamic, virtualized environments.
While innovations are taking place across the board, this Report examines the impact that software-defined infrastructures and architectures are having on security solutions. It focuses on the top three areas in the infrastructure that have been rapidly evolving and driving new, software-defined approaches – namely, the cloud and Data Center; the campus and branch; and the Internet of Things.
Defining SDx Infrastructure
We are in the middle of a software transformation; the adoption of software-defined everything (SDx) has far reaching implications to almost every aspect of our lives and businesses.