A recent survey report courtesy; Infonetics Research reveals that 77 percent of respondents need security solutions with increased session handling performance.
“The most significant transformation affecting enterprise data centers today is the adoption of server virtualization technology. It’s the building block of the virtualized data center and the first step towards the eventual rollout of software-defined networking (SDN) in the data center,” alleged Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.
“That said, buyers are performance hungry, and vendors must have the interfaces, connections, and throughput they require today,” Wilson held. Furthering that – “Buyers will switch vendors this year to get high-performance security infrastructure for the data center.”
Data center security survey highlights:
77 percent of respondents need security solutions with increased session handling performance, while around 70 percent need products with throughput and interfaces to match new high-speed networks (40G and 100G interfaces and 200G+ throughput)
When it comes to brand strength for key data center security buying criteria, Cisco, McAfee, HP, Juniper, and VMware top the list among those surveyed
Vendors that have a compelling roadmap for virtualization and software-defined networking (SDN) and concrete plans for products in mid-to-late 2015 stand to gain a head start in the battle for data center security dominance