Cybersecurity is one of the channel's most lucrative areas and a fast growing business for many MSPs and resellers.
Like anything that's in-vogue or trendy, there's a lot of misinformation and misleading marketing in the market about what buyers are actually planning to spend their money on.
So, with Gartner predicting IT security spending to grow 8.7 per cent this year to $124bn, how will customers really be spending their inflated security budgets?
We talk to cybersecurity experts from three reputable MSPs who give CPI a lowdown of five cybersecurity technologies customers will be investing in this year.
According to NTT Security's EMEA president, Kai Grunwitz (pictured), customers are eyeing deception tools as a helpful add- on to their existing threat detection solutions.
"If you talk to a cybercriminal, access is not the problem, it's finding the right data. Therefore the combination of deception - hiding the real data in a moving target defence - in combination with threat detection will increase the possibility of catching an attacker before he accesses critical data," he said.
"We have a lot of clients combining threat detection and deception. We work with Illusive Networks on that side and they call it deception tools, but there are other players as well."
He added: "I think it's a good add on to traditional approaches. Because if you're not good in detection, at least you can slow down the attacker. We are very successful with that technology in the Nordics already also we have started to expand the customer base in Switzerland and in Germany as well."
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