Perennial leaders Fortinet and VMware and a surging Cisco set themselves apart from the pack in SD-WAN, according to the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant. Fortinet and VMware again took the gold and silver in ability to execute, with Cisco leapfrogging both Versa and Palo Alto to capture the bronze.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the industrywide implications of a teenager hacking into Uber's internal systems, key trends in the new Gartner SD-WAN Magic Quadrant report, and how ethics and security culture are center stage due to recent CISO revelations at Uber and Twitter.
The demand for anywhere, anytime
access has grown as the workforce has
become more distributed and cloud
traffic continues to soar.
How can IT leverage a simpler, more
scalable method to securely connect
users to the applications they need?
By bringing network and security
functions closer to users and...
Enterprises need to securely enable hybrid working to attract and retain talent, says Naveen Palavalli, vice president of product strategy at Netskope. He explains how this will require network and cloud transformation as well as transformation around how data is accessed and shared.
Netskope has built out a full SASE stack and helped enterprises secure their physical devices through the recent acquisitions of Infiot and WootCloud. Buying SD-WAN provider Infiot in August will boost the convergence of networking and security and help customers quickly on-ramp users in the cloud.
Implementation of security service edge technology has progressed over the past six months from early adopters to mainstream organizations, with requests for proposals around SSE projects now carrying tight deadlines rather than no deadline at all, says iboss co-founder and CEO Paul Martini.
New CEO Bob VanKirk wants to capitalize on SonicWall's distributed network technology and strength in the education and state and local government sectors to expand beyond the company's traditional strength with small and mid-sized businesses and into larger enterprises.
President and CEO Hatem Naguib expects Barracuda Networks to pursue more midmarket growth opportunities in both North America and internationally under private equity firm KKR's tutelage. The company will move from Thoma Bravo to KKR's control for a reported $4 billion in a deal announced in April.
A rise in remote employees and an increased reliance on SaaS applications create new, wider gaps in security. It’s more challenging to protect users at the edge. In this preview of an upcoming webinar, Cisco's Mike Storm discusses how to increase security and reduce complexity.
Cloudflare sees opportunity in the growth of zero trust and is integrating recent email and cloud security acquisitions with native data security and network discovery capabilities. "I like the fact that we can grow in both directions," says company CEO Matthew Prince.
Implementing modern architectures such as zero trust and secure access service edge remains an issue for many organizations. This challenge is further amplified by the shortage of skilled cybersecurity personnel, says Kate Adam, senior director of enterprise product marketing at Juniper Networks.
Businesses have embraced zero trust architectures in an effort to increase their protection while reducing cost and complexity for the organization, according to iboss CEO Paul Martini. Martini says companies are turning to zero trust to more effectively protect their users, applications and data.
A rise in remote employees and an increased reliance on SaaS applications create new, wider gaps in security. It’s more challenging to protect users at the edge — ensuring seamless connections that optimize productivity without creating performance issues that drag down user satisfaction. Converging cybersecurity...
Broadcom has agreed to buy cloud and virtualization giant VMware for $61 billion, bringing together the $1.6 billion Symantec and $1 billion VMware security teams. Broadcom will incorporate its existing security offerings into the VMware portfolio and bring them to market under the VMware brand.