Strong Infrastructure & Network Security is Imperative
The ongoing solid security results posted by IBM, Lenovo, Huawei, HPE and Cisco (in that order) are especially noteworthy. Each of the top performing vendors has a long history of prioritizing security and being at the forefront of delivering advanced security technologies. The top five server distributions have maintained – and improved – those high levels of security despite the increasing frequency, ferocity and increasingly targeted nature of the security attacks. On average, 46% of all ITIC survey respondents reported their servers, operating systems and critical business applications suffered successful security hacks since the outset of COVID-19 in early 2020 – over two-and-a-half years ago. This is an increase of 11 percentage points from 41% in just the last year and a hike of 32 percentage points based on the 19% of organizations that said their servers were successfully penetrated in ITIC‘s 2020 Global Server Hardware, Server OS Security poll, two years ago.