European firms ahead of the US on network deperimeterisation

Over 90% of European security professionals believe networks will be deperimeterised in five years’ time.

Over 90% of European security professionals believe networks will be deperimeterised in five years’ time.

A survey of 80 security professionals at the Jericho Forum Conference at this week’s InfoSecurity show in London found strong support for deperimeterisation.

Deperimeterised networks see firms harden the protection around individual nodes or groups of nodes on a network.

They then tailor the protection to the specific needs of the users and data traffic going over that part of the network, instead of relying on increasingly insecure general network defences that surround the whole organisation.

Qualys said the survey, in partnership with Jericho, showed that European professionals are ahead of their US counterparts in relation to deperimeterisation. A similar survey in the US revealed that firms there would still rely on hardened perimeter network defences in five years’ time.

Paul Simmonds, Global CISO for ICI and Jericho Forum board member, said, “European organisations have clearly grasped the fact that deperimeterisation will happen in the next five years. It’s clear that Europeans are far better prepared to address future security business needs than their US colleagues, and are preparing to embrace a perimeter-less future.”

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