#RoadCast2017: @CheckPoint’s Top 3 Security Concerns for 2017 & The Future of Cloud Security

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We recently spent some time in Silicon Valley to visit some of the leading technology companies and speak with industry experts about current trends in enterprise IT. We spoke with Don Meyer, Head of Product Marketing at Check Point, to discuss the future of cyber security and some of the top security concerns for IT pros.

Check Point focuses on threat detection and prevention and frequently puts out reports and surveys about the state of IT security. In a recent survey, Check Point uncovered some troubling statistics, including a widespread lack of confidence in current security systems and strategies, as well as concerns about cloud security and mobile security. According to Meyer:

  • 65 percent of IT professionals surveyed are concerned that their security strategy is inadequate in terms of meeting their business goals.
  • 81percent of IT pros surveyed are concerned about security in the cloud.
  • 64 percent or IT pros surveyed are concerned about data leakage and loss on mobile devices.

These concerns are all valid; technologies continue to rapidly evolve and businesses are embracing mobility and the cloud whether they have the right security in place of not. Things like BYOD and shadow IT are pervasive in today’s organizations and often IT doesn’t have control over everything that needs to be secured.

Fortunately, Check Point and other security organizations are working towards evolving their solutions to meet the security demands of today’s businesses and not have to compromise security to meet business goals.

To learn more about Check Points security products, visit checkpoint.com.

The Future of Cloud Security

In a separate video segment we spoke with Meyer to learn more about virtual security and what Check Point is doing to enable secure hybrid cloud environments. Meyer offers details on the future of cyber security for Check Point and what the company is doing to make their solutions work seamlessly across on-prem and cloud deployments.

David Davis
david@actualtechmedia.com

Follow David on Twitter   David Davis is a partner at ActualTech Media. With over 20 years in enterprise technology, he has served as an IT Manager and has authored hundreds of papers, ebooks, and video training courses. He’s a 6 x vExpert, VCP, VCAP, & CCIE# 9369.

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