When you start to virtualise full-feature security workloads, you unlock true portability and cost efficiency. As vendors are required to deliver consumption models to their customers they may see their sales dip but then even out and become more consistent. While there may not be large once-off hardware sales, vendors will start to see more repeatable and predictable sales.
Those enterprises making their foray into the digital space will be reap almost immediate benefits. Firstly, they'll have more agility as there are no expensive assets to write off at the end of a cycle; secondly, they'll be able to change their strategy to adapt to security concerns as they manifest in their own environments.
We predict that IT purchasing patterns of business will start to change in 2016, as businesses start to 'take back' security into their own hands.
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