Mobile threats are the top security concern when it comes to the weakest security link for enterprises, according to a recent Telco Transformation poll.
"Mobile threats" had the most votes in the poll to finish at 26% while "cloud-based threats" and "client-based threats" tied for second at 19%.
"Data-loss prevention" was third at 15%, "wireless network-based threats" fourth with 12% and "server-based threats" finished in last place with 9%.
According to a report in January by 451 Research , 44% of the enterprise security managers surveyed were expecting to increase their security budgets over the ensuing three months while 4% said they would decrease spending.
A lack of trained security personnel in the US was also an issue, according to the report. Security managers reported significant obstacles in getting the full potential out of their security information and event management platform solutions due to a lack of staff expertise (44%) and inadequate staffing (28%).
10/16/2017 Huawei Network Transformation SeminarThe adoption of virtualization technology and cloud architectures by telecom network operators is now well underway but there is still a long way to go before the transition to an era of Network Functions Cloudification (NFC) is complete.
In this Telco Transformation radio show, IHS Markit's Michael Howard will talk about the network domains that carriers are targeting for SDN, the top SDN services that are driving revenues and the deployment barriers this year. Howard will also address whether carriers are embracing open source or using vendor-specific implementations.
MEF is working to define, deliver, and certify dynamic communications services that are orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated, virtualized and interconnected networks. In this radio show, MEF CTO Pascal Menezes talks about the challenges and the solutions that his organization is working on and provides a preview of the MEF17 conference in November.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is a key component of services providers' virtualization game plans and AT&T and Level 3 Communications have been at the forefront of its adoption.
In this webinar, Andrew Dugan, CTO of Level 3 Communications, and Amy Wheelus, Vice President of Cloud and D2 Platform Integration at AT&T, will discuss how their companies have leveraged SDN within their networks, services and applications. Some of the key areas that will be covered include:
Automation, APIs and lifecycle service orchestration
The continued evolution of SDN-based solutions and SDN in networks, including SD-WAN, dynamic cloud connections and scalable Ethernet and security solutions.