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Insider Threats and Employee-Owned Devices Identified as the Greatest Risks in the State of Network Security 2013 Survey

New findings from network security management provider AlgoSec also indicate poor change management processes lead to network and application outages

April 16, 2013



Boston, MAAlgoSec, the market leader for Network Security Policy Management, today announced the results of “The State of Network Security 2013: Attitudes and Opinions,” a survey of 179 information security and network operations professionals conducted during the RSA Conference in February 2013. Results from the survey reveal insider threats are the greatest concern and that permitting employees to connect their own devices to the network increases the risk of security breaches. Additionally, according to the survey findings, next-generation firewall adoption is on the rise, and poor change management processes are a major operations challenge, often resulting in network and application outages.

“Increasing complexity in network security not only impacts an organization’s ability to protect itself from cyber-threats, but also hampers business agility,” said Nimmy Reichenberg, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, AlgoSec. “Based on the survey results, it’s clear that organizations are faced with increasing insider threats as well as rising risk of network and application outages, but process improvement and better security policy enforcement that leverages automation can provide significant dividends.”

Key findings from “The State of Network Security 2013: Attitudes and Opinions” include:

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About AlgoSec
AlgoSec is the market leader in network security policy management. AlgoSec enables security and operations teams to intelligently automate the policy management of firewalls, routers, VPNs, proxies and related security devices, improving operational efficiency, ensuring compliance and reducing risk.

More than 1000 of the world’s leading enterprises, MSSPs, auditors and consultancies rely on AlgoSec Security Management Suite for unmatched automation of firewall operations, auditing and compliance, risk analysis and the security change workflow.

AlgoSec is committed to the success of every single customer, and offers the industry’s only money-back guarantee.

For more information, visit www.AlgoSec.com.

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