Users struggling to cope with changing security demands


Users struggling to cope with changing security demands

Simon Quicke

Security resellers should be helping customers get to grips with greater demand for mobility and remote access as a growing number are struggling to cope with the changing work landscape.

The speed of change is causing headaches with Fortinet finding that when it quizzed mid to large enterprises a significant portion, 40% of those surveyed, had not reappraised their security strategies in the last three years.

In that time the cloud has emerged as an option for customers and the tablet form factor has taken off leading to a stronger demand from users for remote access.

"Given the recent remarkable pace of cloud IT adoption and the rise of the tablet PCs and smartphones for corporate IT use, it is critical for organisations to regularly review their IT security strategy and, in t6hat sense, those which have not done so for a year or more expose themselves to greater risks,"said Patrice Perche, senior vice president of international sales and support at Fortinet.

The UTM and security specialist also highlighted the increasing challenge posed by the consumerisation of IT with more people prepared to bring their own devices into the workplace.

"It is not surprising that 60% of respondents were concerned about their organisation's ability to secure corporate data in this dynamic, new user-led IT environment," added Perche.

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