Surveys Show Businesses Need to Shift Away from Protecting Devices and Focus on Securing Apps and Data In All Stages
Survey Data from Citrix and Independent Research Firm Shows IT Decision Makers Held Back by Security Concerns
Santa Clara, Calif. – July 28, 2016 – As organizations embrace the digital transformation of their business, they are increasingly facing new security concerns. A recent Citrix Qualtrics survey shows that more companies are moving away from device-centric, platform-specific endpoint security technologies toward an approach that secures their applications and data everywhere. The survey revealed that:
In addition to the Citrix survey, a July 2016 Forrester Security Business Technographics report fielded between March-May, 2016, found that:
Physical assets are disposable. The secure delivery of apps and data is critical for business to ensure the safety of their sensitive information. As more organizations embrace the digital transformation of their business and face challenges presented by emerging trends such as cloud, IoT and analytics, they will need to shift thinking away from protecting each device to securing sensitive applications and data.
Business is Always On. Security Cannot Stand in the Way.
Security fears from the increase in targeted business attacks are changing the way companies conduct business. Devices are accessing information all the time – over public networks, across geographic boundaries and from the cloud – requiring IT to rethink their security and compliance approach. In fact, sixty four percent of Citrix customers reported that their top priority as they move more data to a cloud environment is policy enforcement to meet compliance regulations.
Businesses want to adopt new technology, but are still stuck catching up on compliance regulations. By shifting away from device-level, platform-specific endpoint security solutions, businesses can more easily achieve compliance and focus on adopting new technology to improve employee productivity and reduce risk to sensitive business information.
With Citrix, organizations can provide the right level of confidentiality, integrity and availability for data without placing undue restrictions on the ways people work. Across every industry, including the most highly-regulated sectors, customers rely on Citrix to ensure privacy, protect sensitive information and enable compliance of apps and data without compromising workforce flexibility and productivity.
Stop by Citrix booth no. 324 at Black Hat Las Vegas next week to learn more about how Citrix is helping solve specific security business challenges. Attend our session, “TLS is No Longer Optional” on Thursday, August 4 in theatre A from 2:30 – 3:15 pm PT. Follow us on Twitter to hear about our daily booth giveaways!
The Citrix Qualtrics network security survey was conducted in July 2016. The U.S. survey included IT managers, network administrators and executives.
The Forrester Global Security Survey, 2016 was fielded in March-May, 2016. This online survey included 3,588 respondents in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.