SOURCE: Frost & Sullivan

April 07, 2011 06:51 ET

'Information Is Power', Frost & Sullivan's 3-City Road Show to Focus on Securing Your 'Information'

An Annual Executive MindXchange on Enterprise Security in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi

MUMBAI, INDIA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2011) - Companies across the world have been facing the brunt of hackers and information leakages from different sources. The rising frequency and sophistication of attacks, on-line service delivery channels, virtualization and cloud computing are further compounding the challenge to secure enterprise data. This impact can be minimized by increasing end-user awareness and technology advancement; this will also enable eco system partners to offer better products and services.

It is very important for businesses to connect with experts to discuss security issues they face and get feedback on how they keep their 'Information' secure. Keeping this in mind, the ICT Practice of Frost & Sullivan, the global growth partnership company, aims to convene a 3-city road show with the best minds in Information Security under one roof to create an interactive knowledge exchange titled 'India Enterprise Security Summit 2011' presented by Cisco. The road show is scheduled to begin in Bengaluru on 12th April, 2011; Mumbai, on 14th April and concludes in Delhi on 19th April.  The event would address emerging and continuing threats to Enterprise Security as well as respond to the increasing risk of security breaches and data leakage, identity theft, cyber warfare, and more.

Commenting on the enterprise security market in India, Anand Rangachary, MD, Frost & Sullivan, Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, stated "Improvements in the economic climate were a key factor in driving demand for network security solutions in the Indian market. Likewise, there was significant pent-up demand for security adoption among enterprises, as improving market conditions meant they had bigger budgets to work with this year compared to the last. Regulatory compliance and data center consolidation further influenced the IT security spending. Besides the commoditization witnessed in the security market, there was a shift from single-point solutions to more converged solutions with domestic customers receiving the value proposition offered by converged security solutions. While price was a competitive factor, support was increasingly becoming important. BFSI continued to be the top spenders partly due to the increasing penetration of foreign banks into India, whereas the Government vertical was observed to increase its spending".

Some of the key areas like the Evolving Role of the Chief Information Security Officer, Securing the Enterprise Borderless Network, Secure Your 'Cloud', Best Practices in Security Implementation, would be presented and discussed at the event.

Key decision makers across sectors including BFSI, Telecom, IT/ITeS, Manufacturing, Government, Education and Healthcare are expected to be a part of this gathering.

The audience will gain insight into the changing enterprise security landscape and protecting their IT infrastructure against future threats. They will also find out the most efficient and effective ways to protect their data and applications, deliberate upon how to bridge the gap between security and operational efficiency and finally witness and participate in a panel discussion on current trends and emerging issues in the Information Security industry.

The summit is supported by Cisco as Platinum Partner and Check Point and HCL as Gold Partners. The media partners for the event are Ciol.com, Express Computer and Infosecurity.

For more information, please log on to www.frost.com/enterprisesecurity2011

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