SOURCE: Sensory Networks

October 30, 2006 08:00 ET

70 Percent of IT Professionals Unhappy With Performance of Security Appliances According to Survey by Sensory Networks

Recent Market Survey Results Conclude Product Performance and Support for Multiple Applications a Concern in Security Appliance

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 30, 2006 -- According to a survey of IT security buyers and professionals conducted by Sensory Networks, 70 percent of IT professionals are concerned about performance capabilities of security appliances. When asked about the number of security applications in their network, a third of the respondents have more than three applications running in the network, while 25 percent have at least two applications.

"As security appliances, such as unified threat management platforms, are widely implemented in organizations, there will be issues with maintaining wire speeds," said Victoria Fodale, program manager and analyst for In Stat. "Running more than one application causes a significant reduction in speed. As a result, organizations are now asking for security vendors to accelerate their products in order to maintain performance and productivity while incorporating new applications and capabilities to defend against emerging threats."

According to the survey respondents, product performance such as content-scanning speed and throughput is affecting their networks. More than 90 percent of the respondents, who are using security appliances and firewalls, think unified threat management (UTM) devices need to keep up with the latest applications so that their security products are able to defend against the latest network security viruses and threats.

As the security appliance market continues to grow, vendors are looking for ways to gain a competitive edge and increase market share. Sensory provides hardware acceleration technology that increases performance of all types of security applications including anti-virus, anti-spam, content filtering, firewall and intrusion detection systems.

"Organizations implement a variety of security products. But how effective is a product if it is not fast enough to protect against the newest computer worm or virus?" said Sab Gosal, VP of Marketing for Sensory Networks. "Security appliances will become quickly outdated if they do not ensure interoperability and maintain performance. With network security acceleration technology, security vendors are able to easily increase performance, coverage and accuracy to offer their customer the best value for a next-generation security product."

About Sensory Networks

Sensory Networks publishes, markets, and distributes applications for network & security equipment. SAA, our integrated software platform, connects our customers and partners to a marketplace of next-generation network & security services. Our products also include a range of high performance content scanning PCI acceleration cards, 3rd party appliances and threat database & management services. Our extensive ecosystem of published applications includes the leading vendors in Antivirus, Antispam, Antispyware, Content Filtering, Firewalls and Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Sensory Networks has regional offices in London, Sydney and Beijing.

Contact Information

  • Media contact:
    Melissa Roxas
    SHIFT Communications for Sensory Networks
    Email Contact