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Annual Survey Reveals Understanding Risk from a Business Perspective is a Top Network Security Concern for Organizations

Majority of AlgoSec survey respondents feel that business stakeholders need to “own the risk” of their data center applications

April 16, 2014

Boston, MA – AlgoSec, the market leader for Network Security Policy Management, today announced the results of “The State of Network Security 2014: Attitudes and Opinions,” a survey of 142 information security and network operations professionals, application owners and compliance officers conducted during the RSA Conference in February 2014. Results from the survey reveal that the biggest challenge for organizations is prioritizing, understanding and addressing vulnerabilities in a business context. Almost all respondents believe that business stakeholders should “own the risk” of their critical applications.

“Recent high-profile cyber attacks have quickly elevated security discussions to the board-level at many organizations. This requires a fundamental shift in how security professionals think and communicate,” said Nimmy Reichenberg, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, AlgoSec. “The survey results underscore the need for security teams to understand business requirements to ensure agility as well as to understand the impact of vulnerabilities on the business for effective risk mitigation.”

Key findings from “The State of Network Security 2014: Attitudes and Opinions” include:

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About AlgoSec
AlgoSec is the market leader for security policy management, enabling organizations to simplify and automate security operations in evolving data centers and networks. More than 1000 of the world’s leading organizations, including 15 of the Fortune 50, rely on AlgoSec for faster security provisioning of business applications, streamlined change management, continuous compliance and tighter security.

AlgoSec’s application-centric approach orchestrates the management of complex policies across firewalls and related network devices, aligning IT teams for improved business agility.

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