Survey Predicts Surge In Secure Remote Access

SSL VPN provider Aventail has announced the results of a survey of 604 IT decision-makers. The survey predicts that secure remote access usage will significantly increase over the next 12 months, when 85% of organisations will support secure remote access from mobile devices, 82% from a wireless LAN, and 75% for disaster recovery.

Key drivers of this trend include the increased usage of mobile devices and wireless LANs, more robust disaster recovery planning, and the need for users to be both productive and secure in each of these use cases.

Security continues to be the top challenge facing IT organisations, followed by the increasing use of mobile devices. The survey mentions that organisations will also continue to expand secure remote access usage in the more traditional use cases of tele workers and home computer users.Â

98% respondents rated ‘security’ as the top criteria in making a purchasing decision for their new secure remote access solutions.

IT managers rated IT magazines (83%) as the top source of research, in their quest to find the right secure remote access solution. IT managers also rely on their peers in other companies (81%), as well as industry analysts (75%), to search for the right solution.

Updated Date: Jan 31, 2017 01:04:37 IST