Altor Networks and Juniper Networks have announced the results of a jointly conducted survey at the VMworld show floor. The survey found that over 77 percent of respondents have security intensive environments with over 90 percent of workloads requiring protection. Also noted in this news release on Juniper’s website is that over 70 percent of respondents are mixing workloads on the same hosts and well over one-third believe that the best way to secure them is with solutions that unify physical and virtual network management constructs into a single view.
“We’re seeing the majority of enterprises virtualizing their mission-critical workloads concurrently with efforts to find the best way to secure them,’ said Johnnie Konstantas, vice president of marketing, Altor. ‘The survey reveals the real struggle of today’s IT personnel to meet business objectives for increasing operational efficiency while maintaining or fortifying security. The responses are at times surprising in that they reveal workloads at great risk as a result of virtualization and organizations earnest in mitigating that risk as soon as possible.’
“‘The survey results reflect the reality in today’s IT environments: economic conditions are pushing organizations toward virtualizing ahead of risk mitigation considerations as a result of a cost cutting mindset,’ said Avishai Avivi, senior director, Strategic Alliances, Juniper Networks. ‘Our technology and integration efforts with Altor address a very imminent need to implement virtual network protections within a familiar and pervasive construct – the physical network security architecture. This is the fastest and safest way for organizations to ameliorate risk and virtualize comprehensively.'”