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Throughput given higher priority than encryption

Fortinet : 07 December, 2009  (Technical Article)
Firewall buyers see low latency and high throughput as being top priority followed by data security and database encryption
Fortinet has announced the results of an independent survey into the information security priorities, pain points and technology preferences among UK and multinational financial services companies based in the UK. Regarding priorities, respondents placed performance-related 'firewall upgrades' above all other priorities, even key strategic aims such as meeting FSA & PCI compliance, and implementing database encryption.


The two equally highest information security priorities overall were 'firewall upgrade to achieve low latency' and 'firewall upgrade for higher throughput.' When asked what motivating factors would influence them to introduce a new information security vendor technology into their IT infrastructure, the sample's biggest response (69%) agreed that greater throughput capabilities would sway them.

The research indicated that the broad enterprise trend toward more integrated security solutions is also prevalent among financial businesses. These are solutions that combine a number of critical security functions within a single form-factor and a single IP packet disassembly/assembly process. 65% of the sample agreed that 'integrated security for joined-up protection' was a key motivating factor for introducing a new information security vendor technology into their IT infrastructure, the second highest response overall. Among organisations with more than 5000 users, the figure was 78%.

The third highest (57%) motivating factor for new vendor introduction was for solutions that offered a reduction in management burden for information security.


The research also reported an apparent inertia among many vendors to innovate their solutions and pricing models toward smaller Capex and Opex impact. When asked what motivating factors would persuade them to introduce a new information security vendor, 53% of the sample agreed that Capex reduction would influence them, with 52% in agreement for Opex reduction.

The survey also showed a lack of impetus from IT security vendors on how to go about implementing Capex/Opex reduction. Confronted by a 10-option multiple choice question enquiring what initiatives existing vendors had proposed to alleviate Capex/Opex, 38% answered 'none'. Of the remaining, the largest response (30%) related to bundling of software licensing.

"Financial services institutions rely on bandwidth-hungry and time-sensitive applications and cannot afford any network interruption," commented Paul Judd, UK & Ireland Regional Director at Fortinet. "This research validates what we see in the field - a strong requirement for high levels of network uptime, speed and protection. Now, financial firms want to meet all these objectives while also achieving lower Capex/Opex and reduced management burden - all potentially using a more integrated security approach."
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