CISOs require infrastructure-agnostic security and visibility to support data center modernization, survey shows

Conventional endpoint security solutions – originally designed for hardware-defined, premise-based infrastructure – are unsuitable for the modern data center. As a result, 58.4% of IT execs say that the lack of infrastructure-agnostic security is the main challenge in the data center transformation process.

More than a third of CISOs have also mentioned the lack of predictability, lack of visibility, lack of control over snapshots and backups, while more than a quarter perceive the lack of granular access over virtual machines and VMs pools as an obstacle during the process. 

Bitdefender security specialists strongly advise CISOs to use a security solution specifically designed for the infrastructure it will run on (physical or virtual), instead of a single tool. Conventional endpoint security solutions – originally designed for hardware-defined, premise-based infrastructure – are unsuitable for the modern datacenter as they are inefficient to maintain and deploy, hardware-intensive and often ineffective against advanced targeted attacks. 

The vast majority of IT execs say data center modernization will have a favorable influence on their company, bringing both business agility and lowering IT operating expenses. 39.2% of CISO say data center transformation will have a major positive impact, 44.4% expect moderate positive impact, 12% say a minor positive impact could take place. Only 1.2% fear negative consequences, 2.8% forecast no impact on their business.

The survey, conducted in May 2017 by Censuswide for Bitdefender, included 1,051 IT security purchase professionals from large enterprises with 1,000+ PCs and data centers, based in the US, the UK, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany. 

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