Enterprise network data is valuable—hackers know it, and they want it. Large-scale security breaches are becoming almost commonplace, and network teams are increasingly accountable. Network Instruments recently published its 2015 State of the Network Study, which uncovered how IT resources are adjusting in the battle to protect the integrity of network data. One such change is the way in which security teams turn to network teams for assistance in many aspects of security, from flagging anomalies to leading investigations and taking preventative measures. In fact, out of the survey’s 322 respondents, about 25 percent spent 10 to 20 hours per week working exclusively on security issues. These duties are in addition to managing network upgrades (in the past year, migrations to 40GB and 100GB have doubled), software-defined networking, cloud and big data initiatives. In this slide show, put together with eWEEK reporting and expert perspective from Brad Reinboldt, senior product manager at Network Instruments, we present professional insight in how the evolution of security threats are impacting network teams today.

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