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    79% of Indian IT Decision Makers surveyed said their organisation has been the victim of at least one ransomware attack in last year; reports Barracuda

    Published on September 15, 2021

    Indian organizations are struggling with network breaches, ransomware attacks, remotework, and more

    Highlights:

    • Organizations are experiencing breaches, and ransomware makes up a significant portion of the attacks.
    • Despite fast connectivity, employees working from home are still experiencing operational and quality-of-service challenges.
    • Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) technologies are looked at as solutions to prevent security breaches and overcome work-from-home challenges.
    • Organizations are investing in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) technologies.

    Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today released key findings from a report titled “The state of network security in 2021.” Commissioned by Barracuda, the research surveyed 750 IT decision makers globally who are responsible for their organization’s networking, public cloud, and security to get their perspectives oncloud adoption, working from home, security concerns, and a variety of issues and challenges related to cybersecurity risks.

    The research indicates that network breaches, ransomware attacks, and remote-work challenges underscore the need for cloud-native Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) deployments.Indian highlights from the report include:

    • 87% of Indian respondents said their organization has been the victim of a security breach once in the last year
    • In India, companies with staff working predominantly from home had a significantly higher network security breach rate 91%, compared to companies with staff working predominantly in the office 86%
    • 79% of those surveyed in India said their organization has been the victim of at least one ransomware attack in the last year.
    • On average, only 7% of employees at Indian businesses surveyed currently work in the office all the time.
    • 93% of Indian respondents with company-issued devices share their home internet connection with other members of their household, so the risk of breach remains.
    • 71% of Indian companies with all apps in the public cloud have already deployed SD-WAN, twice as many as companies with only a few apps in the public cloud (38%).
    • 75% of Indian companies with all apps in the public cloud have deployed Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), while just 38% of companies with only a few apps in the public cloud have deployed it.
    • On average, organizations have 52 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps deployed.
    • On average, Indian respondents said 64% of their traffic is directed to public cloud providers.

    Commenting on the report, Murali Urs, Country Manager, Barracuda Networks India said, “While organisations are adapting to the hybrid approach thinking about both working from anywhere and application hosting, they continue to experience a high level of network breaches and facing ongoing connectivity and security challenges.However, realising that moving to SaaS applications and the public cloud can improveboth the user experience and security, they have started embracing new SASE technologies.”