Harnessing the power of network intelligence is critical to detecting today’s increasingly sophisticated security threats in hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure, according to a new IDC study conducted for Gigamon, APM Digest reports.
With 95% of organizations claiming to have come under attack in the past year, security remains top of mind for IT leaders regardless of their industry.
According to the survey, over 60% of respondents believe that today’s monitoring solutions serve narrow requirements and fail to provide a complete picture of current working conditions.
To meet rapidly changing security demands, it is essential to enhance traditional monitoring capabilities that rely on metrics, events and logs with intelligence and insights derived from the network in real time to reduce security risks in hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure. Only in this way can organizations find the greatest value from observability across both on-premises systems and cloud services, core and edge cybersecurity components and functions.
“Networking, cybersecurity, and observability are becoming intertwined. IT organizations are looking to leverage an immutable source of truth and more collaborative management efforts to break down siloed technology approaches, position themselves for long-term success, and, ultimately, deliver the best possible business outcomes,”
said Mark Leary, Research Director with IDC.
“Deep observability must be prioritized as IT organizations look to fully realize the transformational promise of a resilient and responsive digital infrastructure and continually maintain a strong security posture to meet today’s digital business requirements”,
The top cited benefits of observability include security (34%), staff productivity (33%), and digital/user experience (25%). Observability also delivers a mix of both tactical and strategic benefits.
Over 75% of organizations are using or plan to use deep observability solutions to support automation efforts in the coming years. Deep observability can enable a hierarchical, platform-based approach where detailed data and artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML)-based analytics can create a single source of truth. Enable talent to deploy, operate and improve digital infrastructures in a timely manner.
Cloud is priority
Over the next few years, the market will see increased investment in cloud services, with more than half of respondents (51%) citing this as a priority. In fact, 72% of organizations strongly agree that cloud intelligence should be used to optimize costs and protect information. The costs resulting from technical debt and the complexity of maintaining multiple generations of infrastructure are some of the biggest barriers organizations face in achieving their digital infrastructure sustainability goals.
Network information can aid compliance with the 20 critical SANS security controls, potentially eliminating 98% of possible attack vectors. Today, over 50% of respondents say they actively share network information across IT teams, and over 60% of organizations are making progress in leveraging this information in their security management practices.