Menu
​Why collaboration and partnerships are supporting the continued growth of security services

​Why collaboration and partnerships are supporting the continued growth of security services

“Security vendors and MSSPs continue to use partnerships, acquisitions, and collaboration to address the increasing complexity and high demand from enterprises."

The 2016 RSA Conference in San Francisco saw a mix of briefings, vendor announcements, updates from major telcos, and ecosystem supplier meetings about managed security services and addressing cyber-security requirements.

The growth of this conference, which now attracts more than 40,000 attendees, aligns with the high growth of managed security services and the increasing demand from enterprise customers looking for better and more efficient solutions.

“The investment in security technology, increasing use of partnerships, M&A activity, and collaboration among vendors and providers are all further evidence of the increasing demand for managed services combined with the lack of security talent at all levels,” says Mike Sapien, Research Analyst, Ovum.

“Security remains a board-level concern.”

For Sapien, partnerships, acquisitions, and collaboration are being used to address increasing demand.

“The variety of mobility, BYOD, Internet of Things (IoT), and new workspace trends means that enterprise customers often struggle with their approach to ICT infrastructure, devices and remote access, additional applications, cloud services, and IoT,” Sapien adds.

“Security vendors and MSSPs continue to use partnerships, acquisitions, and collaboration to address the increasing complexity, the high demand from enterprises, and the shortage of skilled staff to address this demand.”

With IoT reaching the mainstream, Sapien believes IoT security is an expanded area of need.

AT&T and Bayshore Networks’ announcement of plans to provide industrial IoT security and Symantec’s IoT focus are just two examples of this new focus on IoT security. During the RSA conference BT and Intel Security announced a partnership to collaborate on developing managed security services with increasing automation and reduced complexity.

In addition, Sapien says next-generation endpoint security was another major theme of the conference, with many solutions making the move from reactive, signature-based solutions to new endpoint solutions that are more proactive, as well as many cloud-based platforms.

Meanwhile, Verizon continued its popular Data Breach Incident Report, with the new Data Breach Digest to provide education, with humour, about common breaches.

“The industry will benefit - and customers will see better solutions - from increased sharing of security information and data analytics, and other collaboration between traditional security providers and smaller, more innovative players,” Sapien adds.

“The growth of machine learning and artificial intelligence means that organisations will require this collaboration, use of data analytics, and sharing of information to develop the solutions against “bad guys” who are using similar techniques to create new breaches and attacks.”


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags ovumrsaRSA Conference

Featured

Slideshows

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Hundreds of leaders from the New Zealand IT industry gathered at the Hilton in Auckland on 17 November to celebrate the finest female talent in the Kiwi channel and recognise the winners of the Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) 2020.

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry joined together for the annual Reseller News Women in ICT Awards event at the Hilton in Auckland, during which hundreds of guests celebrated 13 outstanding individuals who won awards, chosen from more than 50 finalists representing over 30 organisations.

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

More than 500 channel leaders gathered in Auckland on 21 October at the ​Reseller News Innovation Awards ​2020 to celebrate the achievements of the New Zealand technology industry's top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners
Show Comments