Network Instruments State of the Network - 2015
For many years Network Instruments has done an annual industry survey to determine the state of our Networks and the challenges that Network Managers face every day.
This year’s study includes 300+ Network Managers who took their valuable time to answer question to put focus on the daily wars and security issues that they face.
This Free study covers –
How Network Managers Time is spent: Nearly a quarter of network teams spend 10-20 hours per week working exclusively on security issues. The Security Challenges arena is a rapidly growing area and is time spent on top of the overwhelming daily network management efforts!
The Growing Double duty: A full 85 percent are involved in security investigations, in addition to managing network upgrades, SDN, cloud, and big data initiatives. Soon Network Managers will also be facing IPv6 challenges on top of all the new Management and Cyber Security demands.
The Network Managers Biggest concerns: Top challenges included correlating security issues with network performance and inability to replay anomalous security events.
A lot of Network Management has been based on statistics. Security management however required a deeper understanding of their networks and the demand for the creation of a Real Visibility Plane. Technologies like SDN, Cloud and virtual application and networks reduce the visibility needed to allow managers to see Cyber Attacks.
In 2014 the average time for recognition of a Cyber Breach was 170 days. Usually cyber watch groups alerted companies that their data records were for sale on the Dark Web before they even knew that a breach had existed!
These are very large and growing issues and today’s Network Manager is call on for many duties beyond the usual general health management of their network.
This is a super study full of important information and a resource that every CISO, CTO and CEO should review in order to understand the challenges that the Tech’s face every day.
Free study at - http://stateofthenetwork.com/studies/2015.php
I wish all Super Success with less stress. The Oldcommguy - Tim
**Remember that if you cannot see your network you will not be able to recognize breaches, attacks nor issues.