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Adding Security to an Evolving Enterprise

Eric Aarrestad
Vice President of Marketing-WatchGuard
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Eric Aarrestad
Founded in 1996, WatchGuard builds unified threat management (UTM) solutions that combine firewall, VPN and security services to protect networks and the businesses they power. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout the world.

In today’s age of rapidly expanding commercial and government computer networks and emerging Internet economy data and transaction security is of paramount importance. The inherent challenges of security have become a top priority in every company that makes use of information technology.

Enterprise security is estimated to be one of the fastest growing markets globally. Analysts expect the security market to grow to 3.3 billion by 2017, which goes on to show the overall potential of the industry. There are some markets like the U.S. where the market opportunity in enterprise threat management is growing in multiple digits. Success in any country is proportionate to the market opportunity in that space. Considering that fact the Indian market is on the upswing in terms of growth opportunities. The growth rate of enterprise threat management in India is greater than that of the U.S.

Threats Shaping the Security Industry
Today, we have more awareness of threats in general and the implications of the threats as compared to what we had four or five years ago. The reason behind this change is over 200 thousand new cyber attacks take place every day in the enterprises. Technology needs to evolve beyond the signature base and move towards a more repetition enabled cloud based protection. Similarly, application control provides a dynamic ability to control new emerging threats; pace of the security alone is quite significant.

The major concern in the threat environment is in the form of web and the applications that continue to be the biggest area of concern. To address those needs we have different products, like repetition enabled defense to leverage the several implementations that provides real time protection for the customers.

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