Infographic: New security approach needed for App economy

A study from CA Technologies reveals the application economy demands a new approach to security in Asia Pacific & Japan.

Excerpt of a graphical representation of the survey results for APJ. To download/view the full enlarged infographic, click on the image above.

Excerpt of a graphical representation of the survey results for APJ. To download/view the full enlarged infographic, click on the image above.

Mobility, APIs and Business Enablement are sparking new attitudes towards security and are driving an increase in investment in these areas.

“As more organisations understand the impact of the application economy in the increasingly connected Asia Pacific & Japan business landscape, security is moving from being a back-room afterthought to being a core business function. In the world of ever-increasing connected devices, organisations will leverage security to deliver better customer experience and contribute to positive business outcomes,” said Kenneth Arredondo, president & general manager, Asia Pacific & Japan, CA Technologies.

Protection is still the main driver for security, but a new CA Technologies study reveals that Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) organisations are approaching security from new perspectives, recognising its potential to deliver frictionless and positive customer experience and contribute to business growth in the increasingly competitive application economy.

The study is titled “8 Steps to Modernize Security for the Application Economy” and is sponsored by CA Technologies.

The study shows how mobility, APIs and business growth have brought a balanced view of control and enablement to security, leading to an increase in investment by APJ organisations.

Key findings from the study show four key trends influencing the perception and implementation of security in APJ enterprises:

1. Security as a business growth enabler

48 percent of APJ respondents recognise that business enablement is an important benefit of security and can drive growth.

Additionally, 68 percent of respondents have seen or expect to see increased revenue from new services enabled by improved security.

2. Increase in security investment

This new view toward security and the protection and business enablement it offers has sparked an increase in security investment.

According to APJ respondents, an average of 26 percent of all IT spending will be devoted to security in the next three years, up from 17 percent today.

3. Spurring innovation through open APIs

Success in the application economy requires businesses to innovate and release applications more quickly, and API-assembled apps will lead the way.

To facilitate that need, 74 percent of APJ respondents have opened their data as APIs to accelerate mobile and web application delivery, improve customer engagements and open new revenue channels and opportunities.

This adds new considerations to the protection factor of security.

4. The impact of mobility

Improving the mobile customer experience was cited by 42 percent of APJ respondents as one of the top security priorities.

In addition, 55 percent of respondents say mobility has a big or significant impact on security practices and policies with respect to customers.

This trend is expected to continue upwards as mobility, BYOD and the Internet of Things continue to drive an increasingly “unwired enterprise” where perpetual connectivity adds a complexity and security risk that must be addressed for employees, customers and partners.

Below is the full-length infographic representing graphically the survey results for APJ. To download/view the full enlarged infographic, click on the image below.

To download/view the full enlarged infographic, click on the image above.

To download/view the full enlarged infographic, click on the image above.

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