Consumerization of Smart Phones and BYOD Trends Driving Network Security Market in the Middle East, Says Frost & Sullivan

The consumerization of smart phones and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) are the biggest trends driving network security issues in the Middle East today, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Frost addressed these threats to enterprise security and discussed enterprise security solutions and strategies at its conference, Middle East Enterprise Security Summit 2012, on November 21. According to the company, the network security market is in a high-growth stage. Trends such as mobility, cloud computing, and BYOD are fast gaining momentum in the Middle East, and with an increase in the number of advanced persistent threats (APTs), information security risks are becoming a major concern for organizations globally.

Frost anticipates that technology convergence, regulatory compliance, and continuous growth of network infrastructure will continue to drive up sales for security suppliers in the Middle East during the period 2012-2018. “Information Technology has become central in driving the business processes of enterprises,” said Bashar Bashaireh, the Fortinet regional director for the Middle East. “However, as trends such as mobility, cloud computing, and BYOD are fast gaining momentum in the U.A.E., helping drive business profit and innovation; they are also bringing forth new challenges to IT security. Organizations in the U.A.E. should act now to regain control of their IT infrastructure by strongly securing their network and applying granular control over users, devices, and applications.”

Dong Wu, Huawei Enterprise vice president for the Middle East on securing the cloud said, “As organizations roll out cloud-based models into their business infrastructure, the issue of security becomes an ever increasing concern.” (Additional information about both the Summit and information security risks is available on the company’s website. Frost & Sullivan, +91.98200 50519, www.frost.com.)

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