Information security isn’t just a must have, it’s a growth driver

Information security should be at the top of every businesses agenda.

With changes in regulation such as GDPR affecting the EU, and with more and more companies utilising the cloud to power their key operations, security needs to be embedded in the core of all organisations.

Analyst firm Gartner recently forecast that worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach more than USD$114 billion in 2018, an increase of 12.4% from last year and in 2019, the market is forecast to grow 8.7% to reach $124 billion.1

When it comes to what’s driving the increase in spending, GDPR tops the list, risk management and privacy concerns within digital transformation initiatives is also leading to growth, as is the rise of security as a service.

Security isn’t just a must have, getting it right can give your business an advantage in the ever changing landscape, all the while helping to drive business growth. This is why it’s crucial to work with a connectivity provider that embeds security in the heart of everything it does.

Colt provides a holistic approach to managed security services, with product offerings at the various vulnerability touchpoints, as effective cyber security relies on multiple layers of defence. Our cyber security services include; Managed firewall, DDoS Protection and Network encryption, and by providing secure connectivity in a simple, agile fashion, this ensures customers can focus on other aspects of digital transformation and the ever changing landscape.

The requirement for a secure, high bandwidth network is never going to dissipate, however by partnering with a business like Colt, companies can be safe in the knowledge that they have a partner who is just as bought into their security and powering their strategic vision as they are.

Ash Surti is the Chief Information Security Officer for Colt Technology Services

1 Gartner, Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Information Security Spending to Exceed $124 Billion in 2019, August 2018, https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2018-08-15-gartner-forecasts-worldwide-information-security-spending-to-exceed-124-billion-in-2019

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