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See It, Fix It, Manage It: Ensuring Hybrid and Multi-cloud Applications Are Reliable and Secure
Most enterprises are moving to hybrid or multi-cloud architectures. Operating these environments requires IT teams to rethink their approach to monitoring and reporting on applications and environments. Cloud services differ in functions which makes achieving and maintaining a consistent configuration difficult but not impossible. A significant portion of companies plan to utilize third-party products, reducing some of the variability in feature capabilities across clouds to simplify management.

The author of this Pathfinder report is Mike Fratto, a Senior Research Analyst on the Applied Infrastructure & DevOps team at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. Pathfinder reports navigate decision-makers through the issues surrounding a specific technology or business case, explore the business value of adoption, and recommend the range of considerations and concrete next steps in the decision-making process.

This report explores the following topics:

  • the growth of already commonplace cloud usage for mission-critical applications
  • the importance of cloud governance
  • the top cloud security concerns for enterprises
  • the adoption of third-party tools for cloud management
  • the steps IT teams should take to make their cloud environments more secure and reliable
Solving the BIG problems in cloud computing
The two big challenges in deploying and growing cloud usage are cost and security. Shadow IT has contributed to those challenges by causing overspending and exposing organizations to significant security risks. So, how should enterprises address both hybrid (on-premises and in the cloud) and multi-cloud challenges? This research reviews new technologies and approaches that can improve visibility for IT teams, enable security policies across the entire network, and manage costs more effectively.

Vladimir Galabov, Director, Cloud and Data Center Research, and Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, are the co-authors of this eBook from Omdia, a data, research, and consulting business that offers expert analysis and strategic insight to empower decision-making surrounding new technologies.

This eBook covers the following topics:

  • the current landscape of cloud computing, including the BIG problems
  • the advantages of using a multi-cloud approach
  • the dangers of shadow IT, including billing surprises and security breaches
  • the move of mission-critical applications to the cloud
  • the considerations regarding cloud security, including recommendations for IT teams
How to Sell Disaster Recovery to Senior Management
Are you having trouble selling DR to Senior Management? This white paper gives you strategies for getting on the same page as senior management in implementing a DRaaS solution.
Are you having trouble selling DR to Senior Management? One reason relates to common attitudes towards risk. While people are risk averse and willing to pay to mitigate risk, they do so only when their own money is at stake. When company money is on the line, they’re far more willing to take risks. As a Senior Analyst at Forrester Research has said, “Organizations are willing to accept far more risk than I would have ever thought possible.”

Another reason for this challenge is that organizations, like yours, believe that they have a comprehensive DR program, when, in fact, their program is incomplete. Organizations often implement backup/recovery hardware and software, but fail to consider the processes necessary to implement a full solution.

This white paper gives you strategies for getting on the same page as senior management regarding DR. These strategies include:
•    Striking the use of the term “disaster” from your vocabulary making sure management understands the ROI of IT Recovery
•    Speaking about DR the right way—in terms of risk mitigation
•    Pointing management towards a specific solution.

Examining the Effectiveness of Digital Twins in Network Modeling
A 451 Research survey examined the prevalence and effectiveness of shared data models and “digital twins” in network modeling from the perspectives of cloud, network, and security operations, examining how approaches to data sharing impacted each role and the interaction between these job functions. The survey responses illustrate the effectiveness of digital twins and indicate the relative digital maturity of each job function, showing where there is potential to improve efficiency.
A 451 Research survey examined the prevalence and effectiveness of shared data models and “digital twins” in network modeling from the perspectives of cloud, network, and security operations, examining how approaches to data sharing impacted each role and the interaction between these job functions.

The survey responses illustrate the effectiveness of digital twins and indicate the relative digital maturity of each job function, showing where there is potential to improve efficiency.
LIQUIT HELPS TEXAS A&M'S IODP ADVANCE RESEARCH COLLABORATION WITH APPLICATION ACCESS EASE
Texas A&M University Research Foundation’s International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) coordinates seagoing expeditions to study Earth’s history recorded in sediments and rocks beneath the ocean floor. The IODP 6 person IT and help desk team could not efficiently deploy, maintain, and update all applications and devices across its onshore team of 137 researchers, project managers, analyst, and publication/administrative support personnel.
The IODP IT team chose the Liquit end-to-end application management platform, including Liquit Workspace integrated with Liquit Access Manager and Liquit Release & Patch Management. This would provide fast and reliable anywhere any device applications and services access that end users demanded.

With the entire IODP team now using the Liquit platform, application deployment has gone from hours to minutes. Automation and the self-service approach of the Liquit Setup Store has dramatically reduced help desk inquiries and freed up over 20 percent of IT team time that they now devote to other projects.
Remove the Budget Pressure of Inflated Endpoint Costs
What Can IT Leaders Do to Counter Endpoint Cost Inflation? Inflation and supply chain challenges have resulted in device costs increasing up to 20% since the start of 2021, placing significant pressure on budgets for end-user computing. This research identifies three key actions IT leaders must take when faced with extreme budget pressures.

What Can IT Leaders Do to Counter Endpoint Cost Inflation?

"Inflation and supply chain challenges have resulted in device costs increasing up to 20% since the start of 2021, placing significant pressure on budgets for end-user computing. This research identifies three key actions IT leaders must take when faced with extreme budget pressures."

How can IT Leaders counter this endpoint inflation? Recommendations include producing a TCO report on endpoint devices and refreshing, not replacing old hardware.

US Cybersecurity Census Report
Cybersecurity is now recognized as a key priority for U.S. businesses. However, cybersecurity threats are evolving as risks, and the responses necessary to mitigate them, change rapidly. Staying a step ahead of bad actors is a continuous challenge and businesses—despite their intentions to do so—aren’t always keeping pace.

Cybersecurity is now recognized as a key priority for U.S. businesses. However, cybersecurity threats are evolving as risks, and the responses necessary to mitigate them, change rapidly. Staying a step ahead of bad actors is a continuous challenge and businesses—despite their intentions to do so—aren’t always keeping pace.

To solve this problem, IT leaders must understand why. They need answers to questions such as, how is cybersecurity transforming? How are cyberattacks harming businesses? Where must investments in preventative training and tools be focused? Is cybersecurity being prioritized by leadership? And how does cybersecurity fit within organizational culture?

In partnership with Sapio Research, Keeper Security analyzed the behaviors and attitudes of 516 IT decision-makers in the U.S. to answer these questions and more. This report, Keeper’s second annual U.S. Cybersecurity Census, maps the transforming landscape of cybersecurity based on these expert insights. It provides leaders with a forensic assessment of the threats their businesses face and details the urgent strategies necessary to overcome them.

Businesses across the U.S. are making cybersecurity a priority. However, despite efforts and investments, clear gaps remain. Our research shows that there have been small steps, but no giant leaps.

The volume and pace at which threats are hitting businesses are increasing, and leadership can’t afford to wait. If they do, the financial, reputational, and organizational penalties will be severe. Likewise, as work has transformed dramatically over the past two years—with hybrid and remote working normalized— companies need to rethink how they are building cybersecurity resilience.

Keeper Security Insight Report: Privileged Access Mgmt Survey User Insights on Cost & Complexity
Privileged access management solutions are primarily designed to protect IT staff, executive leadership, and research and development staff, however, the accelerated digital transformation and ceaseless barrage of cyberthreats is making it increasingly important to protect all end-users within an organization.

Research finds PAM solutions are too complex with 68% of organizations paying for “wasted features” that are rarely used. A global survey of 400 IT and security executives conducted in January 2023, by Keeper Security in partnership with TrendCandy Research, reveals an overwhelming industry desire for Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions that are easy to deploy and maintain.

The findings show that traditional PAM solutions are falling far short, largely because they are too complex to implement and use. An overwhelming 84% of IT leaders said they want to simplify their PAM solution in 2023. In the current high-risk security climate, it is imperative that all organizations secure their privileged credentials, privileged accounts, and privileged sessions to protect their crown jewels. However, many traditional PAM solutions are failing to provide their intended value outside of these core use cases, because deployment is either too complex, too cost-prohibitive, or both. In the era of remote work, organizations need agile identity security solutions that can protect against cybersecurity threat vectors by monitoring, detecting, and preventing unauthorized privileged access to critical resources.

Keeper Security, a leading innovator in privileged access management, wanted to better understand how IT leaders are thinking about PAM, deploying their PAM solutions, and streamlining their PAM implementations. Keeper commissioned an independent research firm to survey 400 IT and data security leaders in North America and Europe about their strategies and plans for PAM in 2023.

2024 Specops Breached Password Report
Protect your Active Directory with new insights into breached password data and how hackers exploit common weaknesses. Even the strongest passwords can become compromised through password reuse and data breaches - learn the importance of scanning your environment for breached passwords.

88% of organizations still use passwords as their primary method of authentication. See the what the data is telling us in the 2024 Specops Breached Password Report about the habits and risks of password security today (or lack thereof).

There is even some shocking data discoveries made by the threat intel team. For example, they analyzed 1.8 million breached administrator credentials, and 40,000 admin portal accounts were found to be using ‘admin’ as a password.

Download the 2024 Specops Breached Password Report and access the latest trend, research and data around password security.