Cloud security providers like OpenDNS are well positioned to take advantage of future enterprise network architecture, too, because of the scalability of cloud solutions, he added. In three to five years, much of the Web traffic that's being backhauled to a central location will be routed through local access points to reduce costs. "In the past, a company may have had a handful of Internet points of presence," Holland said. "In the future, almost all remote locations will be going to the Internet."
"When that happens," he continued, "deploying hardware will be like death by a thousand cuts for an organizaiton. Cloud-based security models are much more scalable and effective."
"If the appliance guys don't focus on the cloud," he added, "they're going to be left holding a bunch of appliances while their customers go to cloud services."
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