Mobile computing security leads to spending on intrusion prevention systems
"Hackers don't go after
just the data center anymore. As enterprises embrace mobility, they
become vulnerable to more sophisticated security threats that target and
attack users through the Internet. Enterprises are responding by
spending more on mobile computing security, a shift that analysts say
led to increased spending on smarter products -- such as intrusion
prevention systems and SSL VPN solutions -- from network security
Mobile computing security leads to spending on intrusion prevention systems and SSL VPN solutions
Although a smaller subset of the network security market, secure sockets layer virtual private network (SSL VPN) solutions saw global revenue grow 13.5% over the last quarter. Enterprises have embraced SSL VPN solutions in part because of the "in case of emergency" (ICE) licenses available to temporarily accommodate increased usage, Wilson said. The Internet-based access allows for a simple mobile computing security solution for employees forced to work from home.
"SSL VPN is benefiting from general global chaos -- things like the H1N1 virus," he said. "A lot of people have been buying [ICE licenses] as a disaster prep."
Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks reps said customers are increasingly interested in SSL VPN solutions because they allow network access via the Internet -- letting enterprises breathe easier about mobile computing security as more and more employees access the network remotely.
But enabling a mobile workforce via the Internet has also opened up endpoint devices to more malware-based attacks. As a result, global revenue from intrusion prevention systems (IPS) grew 11.7% over the last quarter, according to Infonetics.
Source: Jessics Scarpanti, SearchNetworking.com
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