Global Key Findings

Low Confidence in Breach Prevention and Keeping Cybercriminals Out

Despite a high degree of confidence in effectiveness of perimeter security, IT decision makers expressed lower confidence in their companiesí ability to protect data against growing security threats, with the research revealing that:

  • Over half (60%) are not confident that data would be secure if unauthorized users penetrated their networkís perimeter security.
  • Two-fifths (41%) said they think unauthorized users are able to access their networks.
  • One third (34%) of IT decision makers reported that they have become less confident with the security industryís ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats
  • One quarter of IT decision makers (25%) admit that if they were a customer of their organization, they would not trust the company to store and manage their personal data.
  • Over half (53%) suggest that high-profile data breaches in the news have driven their organization to change their security strategy.

Global Results - Network security and data breaches

Select a question

How effective do you feel firewalls are at keeping unauthorised users out of your network?

Has your organisation's firewall ever been breached?

Do you think unauthorised users are able to access your network?

Are you confident that your organisation's data would still be secure if unauthorised users penetrated your network perimeter?

Which of these would worry you more?

If you were a customer of your own organisation, would you trust it to store and manage your personal data (e.g. credit card information, health records, etc.)?

  • Around three quarters (74%) of surveyed IT decision-makers believe that their organisationís firewall is effective at keeping out unauthorised users. Yet around one fifth (22%) admit that their organisationís firewall has been breached and the same number (22%) do not know whether it has been or not.
  • Around two fifths (41%) of respondents believe that unauthorised users can access their network and (60%) are not confident that their organisationís data would be secure following unauthorised users penetrating their networkís perimeter.
  • Most respondents are more worried about a security breach (78%) than failing a compliance audit (22%). However, one quarter (25%) admit that if they were a customer of their organisation, they would not trust the company to store and manage their personal data.

Global Results - Investment in IT security

Select a question

Do you think your organisation invests enough in security?

Do you think your organisation's investments in security go to the right technologies?

If you were in charge of your security budget, would you decrease firewall/perimeter spend in favour of other technologies?

Over the past five years, how has your investment in firewall technology changed?

How much of your current security budget are you spending on purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls and managed services)?

How much of your security budget do you plan to spend on firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls) in the next year?

If you had to eliminate just one method for protecting sensitive data, which of these would you get rid of?

  • Only half (50%) of surveyed IT decision-makers think that their organisation invests enough in IT security. Around seven in ten respondents (71%) believe that their organisationís investments in security go to the right technologies. If in charge of the security budget around two thirds (67%) would not decrease spend on firewall technology in favour of other technologies.
  • Almost three fifths (57%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that their organisationís investment in firewalls has increased over the past five years. According to respondents, an average of (9%) of their organisationís IT budget is currently spent purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology and this is not predicted to change in the next year.
  • Only (15%) of respondents would eliminate perimeter security if they had to get rid of one method to protect sensitive data. Respondents would prefer to eliminate anomaly detection (49%) or data security (encryption) (24%).

Global Results - Defending against emerging threats

Select a question

In the past year, have you become more or less confident about the security industry's ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats?

Have the high-profile data breaches in the news driven your organisation to adjust its security strategy?

Do you feel that your organisation has the security capabilities necessary to keep up with these emerging threats and technologies?

  • In the past year, around one third (34%) of respondents report that they have become less confident with the security industryís ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats; (25%) feel more confident and (41%) have the same level of confidence.
  • Around half (53%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that high-profile data breaches in the news have driven their organisation to change their security strategy. At present, (36%) do not feel that their organisation has the security capabilities to keep up with emerging threats and technologies.

USA Results - Network security and data breaches

Select a question

How effective do you feel firewalls are at keeping unauthorised users out of your network?

Has your organisation's firewall ever been breached?

Do you think unauthorised users are able to access your network?

Are you confident that your organisation's data would still be secure if unauthorised users penetrated your network perimeter?

Which of these would worry you more?

If you were a customer of your own organisation, would you trust it to store and manage your personal data (e.g. credit card information, health records, etc.)?

  • Around one in seven (69%) of surveyed IT decision-makers believe that their organizationís firewall is effective at keeping out unauthorized users. Yet one fifth (20%) admit that their organizationís firewall has been breached and over one quarter (27%) do not know whether it has been or not.
  • More than two fifths (44%) of respondents believe that unauthorized users can access their network and 64% are not confident that their organizationís data would be secure following unauthorized users penetrating their networkís perimeter.
  • Most respondents are more worried about a security breach (81%) than failing a compliance audit (19%). However, more than one quarter (28%) admit that if they were a customer of their organization, they would not trust the company to store and manage their personal data.

USA Results - Investment in IT security

Select a question

Do you think your organisation invests enough in security?

Do you think your organisation's investments in security go to the right technologies?

If you were in charge of your security budget, would you decrease firewall/perimeter spend in favour of other technologies?

Over the past five years, how has your investment in firewall technology changed?

How much of your current security budget are you spending on purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls and managed services)?

How much of your security budget do you plan to spend on firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls) in the next year?

If you had to eliminate just one method for protecting sensitive data, which of these would you get rid of?

  • Around four in ten (38%) of surveyed IT decision-makers think that their organization invests enough in IT security. Almost two thirds (65%) believe that their organizationís investments in security go to the right technologies. If in charge of the security budget around two thirds (65%) would not decrease spend on firewall technology in favor of other technologies.
  • Around one in six (61%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that their organizationís investment in firewalls has increased over the past five years. According to respondents, an average of 9% of their organizationís IT budget is currently spent purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology and this is not predicted to change in the next year.
  • Only 13% of respondents would eliminate perimeter security if they had to get rid of one method to protect sensitive data. Respondents would prefer to eliminate anomaly detection (54%) or data security (encryption) (20%).

USA Results - Defending against emerging threats

Select a question

In the past year, have you become more or less confident about the security industry's ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats?

Have the high-profile data breaches in the news driven your organisation to adjust its security strategy?

Do you feel that your organisation has the security capabilities necessary to keep up with these emerging threats and technologies?

  • In the past year, four in ten (40%) respondents report that they have become less confident with the security industryís ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats; (18%) feel more confident and (41%) have the same level of confidence.
  • Around half (54%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that high-profile data breaches in the news have driven their organization to change their security strategy. At present, 45% do not feel that their organization has the security capabilities to keep up with emerging threats and technologies.

UK Results - Network security and data breaches

Select a question

How effective do you feel firewalls are at keeping unauthorised users out of your network?

Has your organisation's firewall ever been breached?

Do you think unauthorised users are able to access your network?

Are you confident that your organisation's data would still be secure if unauthorised users penetrated your network perimeter?

Which of these would worry you more?

If you were a customer of your own organisation, would you trust it to store and manage your personal data (e.g. credit card information, health records, etc.)?

  • Over eight in ten (86%) of surveyed IT decision-makers believe that their organizationís firewall is effective at keeping out unauthorized users. Yet around 15% admit that their organizationís firewall has been breached and 30% do not know whether it has been or not.
  • Around three in ten (29%) of respondents believe that unauthorized users can access their network and 53% are not confident that their organizationís data would be secure following unauthorized users penetrating their networkís perimeter.
  • Most respondents are more worried about a security breach (78%) than failing a compliance audit (22%). Only 16% admit that if they were a customer of their organization, they would not trust the company to store and manage their personal data.

UK Results - Investment in IT security

Select a question

Do you think your organisation invests enough in security?

Do you think your organisation's investments in security go to the right technologies?

If you were in charge of your security budget, would you decrease firewall/perimeter spend in favour of other technologies?

Over the past five years, how has your investment in firewall technology changed?

How much of your current security budget are you spending on purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls and managed services)?

How much of your security budget do you plan to spend on firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls) in the next year?

If you had to eliminate just one method for protecting sensitive data, which of these would you get rid of?

  • Only around half (51%) of surveyed IT decision-makers think that their organization invests enough in IT security. Almost seven in ten respondents (68%) believe that their organizationís investments in security go to the right technologies. If in charge of the security budget around eight in ten respondents (82%) would not decrease spend on firewall technology in favor of other technologies.
  • More than two fifths (46%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that their organizationís investment in firewalls has increased over the past five years. According to respondents, an average of 7% of their organizationís IT budget is currently spent purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology and this is not predicted to change in the next year.
  • Only 7% of respondents would eliminate perimeter security if they had to get rid of one method to protect sensitive data. Respondents would prefer to eliminate anomaly detection (65%) or data security (encryption) (18%).

UK Results - Defending against emerging threats

Select a question

In the past year, have you become more or less confident about the security industry's ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats?

Have the high-profile data breaches in the news driven your organisation to adjust its security strategy?

Do you feel that your organisation has the security capabilities necessary to keep up with these emerging threats and technologies?

  • In the past year, just over one quarter (26%) of respondents report that they have become less confident with the security industryís ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats; 21% feel more confident and 53% have the same level of confidence.
  • Around two fifths (43%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that high-profile data breaches in the news have driven their organization to change their security strategy. At present, 35% do not feel that their organization has the security capabilities to keep up with emerging threats and technologies.

France Results - Network security and data breaches

Select a question

How effective do you feel firewalls are at keeping unauthorised users out of your network?

Has your organisation's firewall ever been breached?

Do you think unauthorised users are able to access your network?

Are you confident that your organisation's data would still be secure if unauthorised users penetrated your network perimeter?

Which of these would worry you more?

If you were a customer of your own organisation, would you trust it to store and manage your personal data (e.g. credit card information, health records, etc.)?

  • Around eight in ten (84%) of surveyed IT decision-makers believe that their organizationís firewall is effective at keeping out unauthorized users. Yet around one third (34%) admit that their organizationís firewall has been breached and 13% do not know whether it has been or not.
  • More than two fifths (44%) of respondents believe that unauthorized users can access their network and 70% are not confident that their organizationís data would be secure following unauthorized users penetrating their networkís perimeter.
  • Most respondents are more worried about a security breach (85%) than failing a compliance audit (15%). More than one fifth (22%) admit that if they were a customer of their organization, they would not trust the company to store and manage their personal data.

France Results - Investment in IT security

Select a question

Do you think your organisation invests enough in security?

Do you think your organisation's investments in security go to the right technologies?

If you were in charge of your security budget, would you decrease firewall/perimeter spend in favour of other technologies?

Over the past five years, how has your investment in firewall technology changed?

How much of your current security budget are you spending on purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls and managed services)?

How much of your security budget do you plan to spend on firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls) in the next year?

If you had to eliminate just one method for protecting sensitive data, which of these would you get rid of?

  • More than half (54%) of surveyed IT decision-makers think that their organization invests enough in IT security. Almost eight in ten respondents (79%) believe that their organizationís investments in security go to the right technologies. If in charge of the security budget around eight in ten (85%) would not decrease spend on firewall technology in favor of other technologies.
  • Nearly half (48%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that their organizationís investment in firewalls has increased over the past five years. According to respondents, an average of 8% of their organizationís IT budget is currently spent purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology and this is not predicted to change much in the next year.
  • Just over one fifth (21%) of respondents would eliminate perimeter security if they had to get rid of one method to protect sensitive data. Respondents would prefer to eliminate anomaly detection (38%) or data security (encryption) (28%).

France Results - Defending against emerging threats

Select a question

In the past year, have you become more or less confident about the security industry's ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats?

Have the high-profile data breaches in the news driven your organisation to adjust its security strategy?

Do you feel that your organisation has the security capabilities necessary to keep up with these emerging threats and technologies?

  • In the past year, more than a third (35%) of respondents report that they have become less confident with the security industryís ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats; 21% feel more confident and 44% have the same level of confidence.
  • Around two fifths (41%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that high-profile data breaches in the news have driven their organization to change their security strategy. At present, 32% do not feel that their organization has the security capabilities to keep up with emerging threats and technologies.

Germany Results - Network security and data breaches

Select a question

How effective do you feel firewalls are at keeping unauthorised users out of your network?

Has your organisation's firewall ever been breached?

Do you think unauthorised users are able to access your network?

Are you confident that your organisation's data would still be secure if unauthorised users penetrated your network perimeter?

Which of these would worry you more?

If you were a customer of your own organisation, would you trust it to store and manage your personal data (e.g. credit card information, health records, etc.)?

  • Almost nine in ten (87%) of surveyed IT decision-makers believe that their organizationís firewall is effective at keeping out unauthorized users. Yet around one fifth (21%) admit that their organizationís firewall has been breached and 10% do not know whether it has been or not.
  • More than one quarter (26%) of respondents believe that unauthorized users can access their network and (39%) are not confident that their organizationís data would be secure following unauthorized users penetrating their networkís perimeter.
  • Most respondents are more worried about a security breach (71%) than failing a compliance audit (29%). Only 11% admit that if they were a customer of their organization, they would not trust the company to store and manage their personal data.

Germany Results - Investment in IT security

Select a question

Do you think your organisation invests enough in security?

Do you think your organisation's investments in security go to the right technologies?

If you were in charge of your security budget, would you decrease firewall/perimeter spend in favour of other technologies?

Over the past five years, how has your investment in firewall technology changed?

How much of your current security budget are you spending on purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls and managed services)?

How much of your security budget do you plan to spend on firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls) in the next year?

If you had to eliminate just one method for protecting sensitive data, which of these would you get rid of?

  • Around seven in ten (71%) surveyed IT decision-makers think that their organization invests enough in IT security. Almost nine in ten respondents (89%) believe that their organizationís investments in security go to the right technologies. If in charge of the security budget around seven in ten (71%) would not decrease spend on firewall technology in favor of other technologies.
  • Six in ten (60%) surveyed IT decision-makers say that their organizationís investment in firewalls has increased over the past five years. According to respondents, an average of 9% of their organizationís IT budget is currently spent purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology and this is not predicted to change more than one percent in the next year.
  • Only 13% of respondents would eliminate perimeter security if they had to get rid of one method to protect sensitive data. Respondents would prefer to eliminate anomaly detection (40%) or data security (encryption) (38%).

Germany Results - Defending against emerging threats

Select a question

In the past year, have you become more or less confident about the security industry's ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats?

Have the high-profile data breaches in the news driven your organisation to adjust its security strategy?

Do you feel that your organisation has the security capabilities necessary to keep up with these emerging threats and technologies?

  • In the past year, more than one quarter (28%) of respondents report that they have become less confident with the security industryís ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats; (16%) feel more confident and (56%) have the same level of confidence.
  • More than two fifths (43%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that high-profile data breaches in the news have driven their organization to change their security strategy. At present, 24% do not feel that their organization has the security capabilities to keep up with emerging threats and technologies.

Italy Results - Network security and data breaches

Select a question

How effective do you feel firewalls are at keeping unauthorised users out of your network?

Has your organisation's firewall ever been breached?

Do you think unauthorised users are able to access your network?

Are you confident that your organisation's data would still be secure if unauthorised users penetrated your network perimeter?

Which of these would worry you more?

If you were a customer of your own organisation, would you trust it to store and manage your personal data (e.g. credit card information, health records, etc.)?

  • More than two thirds (68%) of surveyed IT decision-makers believe that their organizationís firewall is effective at keeping out unauthorized users. Yet 18% admit that their organizationís firewall has been breached and more than one fifth (21%) do not know whether it has been or not.
  • Nearly two fifths (38%) of respondents believe that unauthorized users can access their network and 59% are not confident that their organizationís data would be secure following unauthorized users penetrating their networkís perimeter.
  • Most respondents are more worried about a security breach (82%) than failing a compliance audit (18%). More than two fifths (44%) admit that if they were a customer of their organization, they would not trust the company to store and manage their personal data.

Italy Results - Investment in IT security

Select a question

Do you think your organisation invests enough in security?

Do you think your organisation's investments in security go to the right technologies?

If you were in charge of your security budget, would you decrease firewall/perimeter spend in favour of other technologies?

Over the past five years, how has your investment in firewall technology changed?

How much of your current security budget are you spending on purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls and managed services)?

How much of your security budget do you plan to spend on firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls) in the next year?

If you had to eliminate just one method for protecting sensitive data, which of these would you get rid of?

  • Around four in ten (42%) of surveyed IT decision-makers think that their organization invests enough in IT security. Around seven in ten respondents (72%) believe that their organizationís investments in security go to the right technologies. If in charge of the security budget more than half (53%) would not decrease spend on firewall technology in favor of other technologies.
  • Nearly two fifths (39%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that their organizationís investment in firewalls has increased over the past five years. According to respondents, an average of 7% of their organizationís IT budget is currently spent purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology and this is not predicted to change in the next year.
  • More than one fifth (21%) of respondents would eliminate perimeter security if they had to get rid of one method to protect sensitive data. Respondents would prefer to eliminate anomaly detection (48%) or data security (encryption) (24%).

Italy Results - Defending against emerging threats

Select a question

In the past year, have you become more or less confident about the security industry's ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats?

Have the high-profile data breaches in the news driven your organisation to adjust its security strategy?

Do you feel that your organisation has the security capabilities necessary to keep up with these emerging threats and technologies?

  • In the past year, 15% of respondents report that they have become less confident with the security industryís ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats; more than two fifths (45%) feel more confident and 39% have the same level of confidence.
  • Almost six in ten (58%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that high-profile data breaches in the news have driven their organization to change their security strategy. At present, 38% do not feel that their organization has the security capabilities to keep up with emerging threats and technologies.

Benelux Results - Network security and data breaches

Select a question

How effective do you feel firewalls are at keeping unauthorised users out of your network?

Has your organisation's firewall ever been breached?

Do you think unauthorised users are able to access your network?

Are you confident that your organisation's data would still be secure if unauthorised users penetrated your network perimeter?

Which of these would worry you more?

If you were a customer of your own organisation, would you trust it to store and manage your personal data (e.g. credit card information, health records, etc.)?

  • Almost three fifths (57%) of surveyed IT decision-makers believe that their organizationís firewall is effective at keeping out unauthorized users. Yet more than one quarter (27%) admit that their organizationís firewall has been breached and one fifth (20%) do not know whether it has been or not.
  • Six in ten (60%) respondents believe that unauthorized users can access their network and 73% are not confident that their organizationís data would be secure following unauthorized users penetrating their networkís perimeter.
  • Most respondents are more worried about a security breach (93%) than failing a compliance audit (7%). One third (33%) admit that if they were a customer of their organization, they would not trust the company to store and manage their personal data.

Benelux Results - Investment in IT security

Select a question

Do you think your organisation invests enough in security?

Do you think your organisation's investments in security go to the right technologies?

If you were in charge of your security budget, would you decrease firewall/perimeter spend in favour of other technologies?

Over the past five years, how has your investment in firewall technology changed?

How much of your current security budget are you spending on purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls and managed services)?

How much of your security budget do you plan to spend on firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls) in the next year?

If you had to eliminate just one method for protecting sensitive data, which of these would you get rid of?

  • One third (33%) of surveyed IT decision-makers think that their organization invests enough in IT security. Seven in ten respondents (70%) believe that their organizationís investments in security go to the right technologies. If in charge of the security budget more than half (53%) would not decrease spend on firewall technology in favor of other technologies.
  • Almost six in ten (57%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that their organizationís investment in firewalls has increased over the past five years. According to respondents, an average of 10% of their organizationís IT budget is currently spent purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology and this is not predicted to change in the next year. Only 17% of respondents would eliminate perimeter security if they had to get rid of one method to protect sensitive data. Respondents would prefer to eliminate anomaly detection (72%).

Benelux Results - Defending against emerging threats

Select a question

In the past year, have you become more or less confident about the security industry's ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats?

Have the high-profile data breaches in the news driven your organisation to adjust its security strategy?

Do you feel that your organisation has the security capabilities necessary to keep up with these emerging threats and technologies?

  • In the past year, more than one third (37%) of respondents report that they have become less confident with the security industryís ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats; nearly one third (30%) feel more confident and one third (33%) have the same level of confidence.
  • Almost half (47%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that high-profile data breaches in the news have driven their organization to change their security strategy. At present, 33% do not feel that their organization has the security capabilities to keep up with emerging threats and technologies.

Middle East Results - Network security and data breaches

Select a question

How effective do you feel firewalls are at keeping unauthorised users out of your network?

Has your organisation's firewall ever been breached?

Do you think unauthorised users are able to access your network?

Are you confident that your organisation's data would still be secure if unauthorised users penetrated your network perimeter?

Which of these would worry you more?

If you were a customer of your own organisation, would you trust it to store and manage your personal data (e.g. credit card information, health records, etc.)?

  • Two thirds (66%) of surveyed IT decision-makers believe that their organizationís firewall is effective at keeping out unauthorized users. Yet almost half (48%) admit that their organization's firewall has been breached and 6% do not know whether it has been or not.
  • Six in ten (60%) respondents believe that unauthorized users can access their network and 38% are not confident that their organizationís data would be secure following unauthorized users penetrating their networkís perimeter.
  • Most respondents are more worried about a security breach (62%) than failing a compliance audit (38%). More than one third (34%) admit that if they were a customer of their organization, they would not trust the company to store and manage their personal data

Middle East Results - Investment in IT security

Select a question

Do you think your organisation invests enough in security?

Do you think your organisation's investments in security go to the right technologies?

If you were in charge of your security budget, would you decrease firewall/perimeter spend in favour of other technologies?

Over the past five years, how has your investment in firewall technology changed?

How much of your current security budget are you spending on purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls and managed services)?

How much of your security budget do you plan to spend on firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls) in the next year?

If you had to eliminate just one method for protecting sensitive data, which of these would you get rid of?

  • Around eight in ten (82%) of surveyed IT decision-makers think that their organization invests enough in IT security. Seven in ten respondents (70%) believe that their organizationís investments in security go to the right technologies. If in charge of the security budget more than one quarter (28%) would not decrease spend on firewall technology in favor of other technologies.
  • More than half (52%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that their organizationís investment in firewalls has increased over the past five years. According to respondents, an average of 13% of their organizationís IT budget is currently spent purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology and this is not predicted to change in the next year.
  • Almost one quarter (24%) of respondents would eliminate perimeter security if they had to get rid of one method to protect sensitive data. Respondents would prefer to eliminate data security (encryption) (50%).

Middle East Results - Defending against emerging threats

Select a question

In the past year, have you become more or less confident about the security industry's ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats?

Have the high-profile data breaches in the news driven your organisation to adjust its security strategy?

Do you feel that your organisation has the security capabilities necessary to keep up with these emerging threats and technologies?

  • In the past year, almost half (48%) of respondents report that they have become less confident with the security industryís ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats; more than two fifths (44%) feel more confident and only 8% have the same level of confidence.
  • Almost eight in ten (78%) surveyed IT decision-makers say that high-profile data breaches in the news have driven their organization to change their security strategy. At present, only 14% do not feel that their organization has the security capabilities to keep up with emerging threats and technologies.

APAC Results - Network security and data breaches

Select a question

How effective do you feel firewalls are at keeping unauthorised users out of your network?

Has your organisation's firewall ever been breached?

Do you think unauthorised users are able to access your network?

Are you confident that your organisation's data would still be secure if unauthorised users penetrated your network perimeter?

Which of these would worry you more?

If you were a customer of your own organisation, would you trust it to store and manage your personal data (e.g. credit card information, health records, etc.)?

  • Nearly three quarters (72%) of surveyed IT decision-makers believe that their organizationís firewall is effective at keeping out unauthorized users. Only 16% admit that their organizationís firewall has been breached and more than one fifth (23%) do not know whether it has been or not.
  • More than a third (37%) of respondents believe that unauthorized users can access their network and two thirds (66%) are not confident that their organizationís data would be secure following unauthorized users penetrating their networkís perimeter.
  • Most respondents are more worried about a security breach (74%) than failing a compliance audit (26%). One quarter (25%) admit that if they were a customer of their organization, they would not trust the company to store and manage their personal data.

APAC Results - Investment in IT security

Select a question

Do you think your organisation invests enough in security?

Do you think your organisation's investments in security go to the right technologies?

If you were in charge of your security budget, would you decrease firewall/perimeter spend in favour of other technologies?

Over the past five years, how has your investment in firewall technology changed?

How much of your current security budget are you spending on purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls and managed services)?

How much of your security budget do you plan to spend on firewall technology (including next-generation firewalls) in the next year?

If you had to eliminate just one method for protecting sensitive data, which of these would you get rid of?

  • Six in ten (60%) surveyed IT decision-makers think that their organization invests enough in IT security. Three quarters (75%) believe that their organizationís investments in security go to the right technologies. If in charge of the security budget seven in ten (70%) would not decrease spend on firewall technology in favor of other technologies. Almost two thirds (64%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that their organizationís investment in firewalls has increased over the past five years. According to respondents, an average of 9% of their organizationís IT budget is currently spent purchasing, deploying and maintaining firewall technology and this is not predicted to change in the next year. Only 16% of respondents would eliminate perimeter security if they had to get rid of one method to protect sensitive data. Respondents would prefer to eliminate anomaly detection (46%) or data security (encryption) (21%).

APAC Results - Defending against emerging threats

Select a question

In the past year, have you become more or less confident about the security industry's ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats?

Have the high-profile data breaches in the news driven your organisation to adjust its security strategy?

Do you feel that your organisation has the security capabilities necessary to keep up with these emerging threats and technologies?

  • In the past year, more than one quarter (26%) of respondents report that they have become less confident with the security industryís ability to detect and defend against emerging security threats; more than a third (38%) feel more confident and almost the same number (36%) have the same level of confidence.
  • Almost two thirds (63%) of surveyed IT decision-makers say that high-profile data breaches in the news have driven their organization to change their security strategy. At present, around three in ten (31%) do not feel that their organization has the security capabilities to keep up with emerging threats and technologies.