451 Alliance members were also asked to identify their primary vendors in a wide variety of critical information security categories.
Firewalls. Not surprisingly, Cisco (cited by 35% of the survey participants) topped the list in this category, followed closely by Palo Alto Networks, Check Point, Fortinet and Juniper Networks to round out the top five.
Web content filtering. The leaderboard in this category is similar to the leaderboard in firewalls: Cisco, Fortinet, Check Point, Palo Alto Networks and, in a tie, Forcepoint and Zscaler.
Among 451 Alliance companies, 71% have deployed web content filtering, with another 8% planning to do so within the next 12 months.
Vulnerability management. Qualys and Tenable led in vulnerability management deployments (including scanning), followed by McAfee, Rapid7 and Symantec. It’s interesting to note that 16% of the enterprises in the survey use open source software for vulnerability management.
Within the next year, 93% of enterprises will be using vulnerability management products/services.
Encryption/key management. For application and file encryption/key management, Microsoft was the hands-down leader (cited by 59% of the participants), with Gemalto, AWS, Thales and Micro Focus rounding out the top five, albeit with only single-digit in-use percentages for each vendor.
About half of the surveyed companies currently use encryption/key management, while another 20% will implement it within the next year.
Intrusion detection/prevention systems. The top five IDS/IPS vendors were:
- Palo Alto Networks
- Check Point
- Fortinet and Symantec (tied)
Enterprise mobility management. Microsoft led the pack in EMM (with a 42% in-use percentage), followed by VMware, MobileIron, Cisco and Citrix.
Less than half (48%) of the surveyed enterprises use EMM today, but another 25% have deployment in their near-term plans.
Information security awareness training. About 30% of the companies in the survey use internally developed applications and practices for infosec awareness training, but about 25% of the companies also cited either KnowBe4 or SANS Institute as key providers in this category.
Web application firewalls. F5 Networks, Fortinet and AWS are the top in-use vendors for WAF, followed by Imperva, Citrix and Cloudflare.
WAF is in use at 55% of the 451 Alliance companies; an additional 5% plan to deploy it within 12 months.
Identity as a service. Microsoft is the leader in IDaaS (cited by 53% of the companies), followed distantly by Okta, RSA, Ping Identity and CA Technologies.
Less than half (46%) of the surveyed enterprises leverage IDaaS today, but adoption will exceed 60% by mid-2020.
Data leakage/loss prevention. The top DLP vendors were:
- Sophos and Varonis (tied)
Surprisingly, only 32% of enterprises use DLP, but another 21% plan to deploy it within the next year.
Email security. Microsoft topped the list in this category (with a 46% in-use percentage), followed distantly by Cisco, Trend Micro, Proofpoint and Symantec.
Network isolation/microsegmentation. This category is dominated by Cisco and VMware, with Microsoft, AWS and Illumio also getting mentions.
Only 35% of the 451 Alliance companies (mostly large enterprises) use this emerging technology, but another 33% plan to deploy it in the next year, indicating a rapid increase in adoption.