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Organisations in Singapore need to invest in four key areas of security solutions: Gartner

Zafirah Salim | Dec. 15, 2014
These four areas include preventive, detective, retrospective and predictive; which Gartner wholly terms as the ‘adaptive security architecture’.

According to Gartner, organisations in Singapore need to invest in four key areas of security solutions, namely preventive, detective, retrospective and predictive.

"The key to achieving a strong security posture is to have these four types of security capabilities work well as an integrated, continuously monitored solution, something Gartner refers to as the adaptive security architecture," said Sid Deshpande, principal research analyst at Gartner.

In its media statement, Gartner also said organisations in Singapore today display a heightened sense of urgency today towards improving their security posture.  

Additionally, Gartner predicts that by 2018, a quarter of corporate data traffic will flow directly from mobile devices to the cloud. As the majority of consumer facing businesses in Singapore go digital, organisations are looking at investing in mobile and cloud security solutions that can help them mitigate risks associated with digital business.

The high interest areas around security from organisations in Singapore include security monitoring, identity and access management, advanced threat prevention, IoT security, application security, cloud security and GRC, among others.

"2013 and 2014 have seen a slew of merger and acquisition activity in the security space globally, and the increasingly complex nature of threats is driving security providers to fundamentally change the way they address their customers' security challenges and communicate their message effectively," added Deshpande. "The renewed security opportunity presented to providers by Singapore enterprises brings with it sales and marketing challenges for security providers."


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