A new report by Infonetics Research noted that decision-makers are investing more heavily in security initiatives as the cloud, virtualization and other technologies emerge within the private sector. In fact, the market for data center security appliances is forecast to generate approximately $2.7 billion in revenue by 2016.
"A wave of new spending on data center security is underway. Service providers and enterprises are rebuilding data centers, and they need new security infrastructures to keep up with the performance requirements, network architectures, and threats brought about by the move to virtualization and the cloud," said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research.
Cloud computing, in particular, is dramatically increasing security vulnerabilities because of its ability to provide anytime access for employees. For this reason, decision-makers need to ensure they implement well-rounded document protection strategies to ensure only authorized individuals view confidential records.
As IT continues to evolve and introduce new opportunities for businesses around the world, companies that want to remain protected will need to deploy robust security initiatives to ensure mission-critical documents are not jeopardized during the use of next-generation solutions.