Juniper Networks and Ovum Research released a report which reveals that many network security threats today go uninvestigated, with IT professionals struggling to accurately prioritize alerts due to the overwhelming volume generated in an increasingly cloud-reliant work landscape.
The report titled, ‘Too Much of a Good Thing? Enterprise Cybersecurity Adoption Trends Across Asia-Pacific’ – polled 350 companies and public-sector organizations across 11 countries including China, India, Japan, Korea, Australia, and Singapore.
Across the region, more than 42 percent of respondents shared that they were dealing with approximately 50 alerts a day, although only a small fraction of them required further investigation.
In India, eight percent of respondents said they were receiving more than 1,000 alerts a day and almost half reported more than 50 threats a day, making India the second-highest cybersecurity prone market after China.
In addition to ‘threat-alert fatigue’, the report also highlighted several other key findings, including an over-reliance on cloud service providers to secure data and a proliferation of security tools.
Respondents were also surveyed on how they have protected their existing infrastructure, as well as how far they have moved and secured their corporate workloads in the cloud.
The findings all indicate a need for enterprises to consider adopting a centralized security management platform and the importance of implementing automation to better prioritize the growing number of threat alerts.
“With the increasing number of organizations in India moving their workloads to the cloud, more needs to be done in leveraging the full spectrum of security functions that the cloud also provides. It is critical that IT managers continue to look at implementing a centralized security management platform to get a holistic view for prioritization and better management of relevant threat alerts and ultimately ensure that their organization is well protected against malicious cyber attacks,” said Sriram T V, Director, Consulting and Business Development, India, Juniper Networks
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