The Application Usage and Risk Report
The Application Usage and Risk Report (5th Edition, Spring 2010) from Palo Alto Networks provides a global view into enterprise application usage by summarizing application traffic assessments conducted between September 2009 and March of 2010. This edition of the report shows that application usage from both a geographic and a vertical industry perspective is remarkably consistent. Globally, the barriers to accessing an application are minimal, enabling rapid worldwide adoption, regardless of where the application was developed. Viewed within select vertical industries, the adoption rate remains consistent, yet the levels of business and security risks vary greatly, depending on the industry.
Key findings include:
- Application use of all types is consistent, irrespective of geography or industry, yet the level of risk varies based on the specific industry.
- Intensity of Enterprise 2.0 application usage continues to increase.
- Applications are not always what they seem to be.
- And so much more.