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The State of Network Security 2012: Attitudes and Opinions


 
The "State of Network Security 2012" survey was conducted to analyze security risks and operational challenges, and gauge the effects that next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) are having upon IT security professionals' workload.
 
While malware attacks continue to make headlines, today's security teams are more concerned with the risk from poor internal security processes and insider threats. Adding to this challenge of managing security policies is the adoption of NGFWs, which is adding even more scale and complexity. As NGFWs are adopted more widely, IT Security and Operations teams will need to carefully evaluate the costs and benefits, and plan improvements to their firewall management policies, to avoid increasing security risks and the costs of preventing them.
 

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