Report: Network Complexity Creates Security Headaches

November 17th, 2016

Complexity will hold two out of every five organizations back from making any upgrades to their networks in 2017, and security products are contributing to the problem, according to new research from Cato Networks.

The Top Networking and Security Challenges in the Enterprise report, released on Tuesday, shows that the majority of organizations use between two and five security solutions, with a quarter of respondents using even more.

“The results of this global survey highlight systemic weaknesses in network and security architectures currently built upon point products and dependent on hard-to-find skills. Today’s network rigidity hampers IT’s ability to adapt to growing threats and dynamic business requirements,” Shlomo Kramer, founder and CEO of Cato Networks said in a statement. “The only way forward is a radical simplification of the current infrastructure complexity that underpins on-premises and cloud environments.”