Courtesy its fast growing online population, India is emerging as one of the most attractive targets for cyber criminals. According to a report, the total Internet user base in the country is estimated to grow to 354 mn by June 2015. With increased bandwidth and a wider reach of the Internet, companies all over the country are putting their data online. Growing Internet penetration along with the rising popularity of online banking has made India a favorite among cyber criminals, who are devising new methods and techniques of hacking. Add to that, increased adoption of Social, Cloud Computing and Mobility (SoCloMo) has knocked open the limits of enterprise IT that was so far stationed within the four walls of the enterprise.
Naturally, security challenges have increased manifold for enterprises. Given this scenario, companies are getting their act together and focusing on stepping up security measures within the enterprise by investing in customized security solutions. The trend is not being seen in large enterprises alone, even small businesses are waking up to the importance of security. Virtualization, mobility, and cloud have also changed the traditional information security landscape. Over the last few years, end-point, server and virtualization security, data leakage, and now protection against advanced persistent threats are some of the biggest trends observed among enterprises.
“We have noticed that besides the traditional end-point solutions, a lot of security focus is being shown by SMBs as well as large enterprises on virtualization security, storage security, etc,” Altaf Halde, Managing Director- South Asia, Kaspersky Lab.
Apart from this, mitigating security issues posed by BYOD is high on the radar for Indian organizations. “Mobile device management is also becoming a de facto security standard and a ‘must have’ in large enterprises. Although, SMBs are still considering it in a ‘good to have’ category,” adds Halde.