The Top Challenges for Network Engineers in 2015

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Dealing with Increasingly Frequent and Complex Security Threats        

Unfortunately, 2014 was a banner year for hackers and a trying year for IT security and C-level executives. Malicious hacks and data breaches have a profoundly negative impact on infiltrated companies' public image and fiscal health, and the frequency of attack is sure to grow in 2015. Spending on cybersecurity is already rising, with the research firm MarketsandMarkets predicting the global market will reach $155.75 billion by 2017, up from $95.60 billion in 2014. As more businesses look to adopt high-quality cyber attack analysis and network forensics solutions, those numbers may grow even larger.

It doesn't look like network engineers are going to get much of a rest in 2015; instead, their job is growing more difficult each day as an increasing number of complex tasks lands on their desks. From static budgets to higher bandwidth demand to constant and evolving security threats, network engineers have their work cut out for them. Still, solutions do exist that can help lighten the load for these IT professionals. With that in mind, here's a list of some of the high-priority obstacles engineers will face in this year and the products that can help them meet those challenges, from Jay Botelho, director of product management at WildPackets, Inc.

WildPackets, Inc., founded in 1990, develops hardware and software solutions that drive network performance, enabling organizations of all sizes to analyze, troubleshoot, optimize, and secure their wired and wireless networks. WildPackets products are sold in over 60 countries and deployed in all industrial sectors. Customers include Boeing, Chrysler, Fidelity, Motorola, Nationwide, and over 80 percent of the Fortune 1000. WildPackets is a Cisco Technical Development Partner (CTDP).

 

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