Nearly 90% of Enterprise Network Teams Spend Time Troubleshooting Security Issues; 80% Report More Time Spent on Security vs Last Year

Tenth Annual “State of the Network” Global Survey from Viavi Reveals Network and Security Trends from over 1,000 Network Professionals

Viavi Solutions (formerly JDSU) released the results of its tenth annual State of the Network global study today. This year’s study focused on security threats, perhaps explaining why it garnered the highest response rate in the survey’s history. Respondents included 1,035 CIOs, IT directors, and network engineers around the world. The study is now available for download. Click here to register and download the full study

Study Highlights:

  • Stretched thin: A full 88 percent are now involved in security investigations and 80 percent of those report an increase in the time they spend on these investigations.
  • Time crunch: Three out of four spend up to 10 hours per week working exclusively on security issues.
  • Changing threats: Over half report an increased sophistication of attacks with 63 percent seeing a spike in email and browser malware.

“As our State of the Network study shows, enterprise network teams are expending more time and resources than ever before to battle security threats. Not only are they faced with a growing number of attacks, but hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their methods and malware,” said Douglas Roberts, Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise & Cloud Business Unit, Viavi Solutions. “Dealing with these types of advanced, persistent security threats requires planning, resourcefulness and greater visibility throughout the network to ensure that threat intelligence information is always at hand.”

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