An ostrich stance on security is not going to be an optionfor users as the pressure increases to the point where action has to be takenthis year to protect firm’s data.
According to analyst house Forrester the speed of change inthe security market is now so intense there is no chance of burying heads insand, which is a message that will boost those resellers operating in thatmarket.
Khalid Kark, author of the Forrester report onrecommendations for a 2010 security strategy, said that he expected companiesto outsource to specialists in an effort to reduce the strains of internalmanagement.
One of the recommendations that will chime in with a lot of currentthoughts in the security market is the advice from Forrester that customersshould “move away from existing notions of controlling all your data withinyour perimeter”.
The consequence of remote access and changing demands on acompany’s infrastructure mean that the days of locking down data in a perimeterare coming to an end and resellers will have a chance to sell more solutions.
“With the shrinking perimeter and companies increasinglyopting to have others control their data (outsourcers, business partners,etc.), security professionals have to get back to the drawing board,” statedthe report.