|[August 19, 2013]
Network Upgrades Forcing Enterprises to Buy Faster Firewalls, Reports Infonetics
CAMPBELL, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Market research firm Infonetics
Research released excerpts from its new High-End
Firewall Strategies and Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise
Survey, which explores the drivers, strategies and technology
choices that are shaping enterprises' use of high-end firewalls.
"Without a doubt, the move to faster network technologies is forcing
enterprises to look at upgrading every moving part of their IT
infrastructure, firewalls included," explains Jeff
Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics
Research. "Many enterprise buyers are eyeing firewall products with
100G-plus aggregate throughput and support for 40G and 100G ports over
the next year."
HIGH-END FIREWALL SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS
Buyers have a need for speed: Upgrading to high-speed network
interfaces on security appliances was named as the #1 driver for
investing in high-end firewalls by over 3/4 of enterprises surveyed
Security leads the list of criteria for selecting a high-end firewall
supplier by a wide margin
57% of respondents plan to spend $500,000 or more on high-end
firewalls in 2014, signifying a shift to higher spending categories
Infonetics (News - Alert) expects 2013 to bring market share changes as Fortinet,
Check Point, Palo Alto, and Dell SonicWALL get their
high-end firewall offerings into more data center and large campus
deals while Cisco (News - Alert) and Juniper continue to fend off
ABOUT THE SURVEY
New for 2013, Infonetics' 16-page high-end
firewall strategies survey is based on interviews with
purchase-decision makers at 104 large organizations that have deployed
high-end firewalls. The report covers high-end firewall purchase
drivers, interface speeds, throughput requirements and spending plans.
The study includes a vendor scorecard with enterprises' ratings of
firewall manufacturers (Barracuda Networks, Crossbeam/Blue Coat,
Huawei (News - Alert), Sourcefire, Stonesoft, WatchGuard). To buy
the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
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