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How Do Large Organizations Tackle Big Data and Cloud Security?

November 3, 2011

How do large organizations tackle the challenges of “Big Data” and cloud computing?  These were the questions posed at the EMC Big Data Forum that we attended today, so we thought that we would share some of the things discussed at the event.

The Forum identified three key challenges:

  • Budgetary pressures
  • Tackling the challenges posed by the increasing volume of data required to run the modern business
  • Protecting sensitive data from an increasingly virulent and wide-ranging number of cyber and insider threats

Some interesting statistics on Enterprise data:

  • According to Panda Labs research, in 2010 88% of Fortune 500 companies had botnet activity associated with their domain.  In many cases this was after they had identified [and resolved] known issues or attacks in their network.
  • Enterprise data is forecast to grow by 50% between 2011 and 2020.
  • Enterprise data will grow from 1.2 to 35 Zettabytes in the next few years.

Before you select an Enterprise information security there are a few questions we think you should answer in order to assess whether your choice of information security platform is up to the challenges of Big Data and Cloud! :

  •  Can your choice of information security platform scale to support the amount of data your IT infrastructure will be supporting in 2020?
  • Will your information security platform be able to correlate ALL your network security data to provide the information you need, when you need it?
  • Does it provide actionable intelligence via a single pane of glass?

If the answer to any of these questions is no then we should talk!

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