Imperva's CEO reveals his thoughts on the information security market
By Shlomo Kramer, CEO and chairman of Imperva.
Exponant, a value-added reseller for Imperva, today announced that the latter's CEO and chairman, Shlomo Kramer, who is recognised as one of the world's greatest information security entrepreneurs, has recently revealed his thoughts to Forbes magazine on where the information security market is headed.
The information security market is huge, generating $30 billion in annual sales. "It consists of two solution stacks," according to Kramer, "the $10 billion to $12 billion (annual revenues) endpoint market and represented by companies such as Symantec, and the similarly-sized network market in which Check Point and Palo Alto Networks are leaders.
"These two solutions stacks are not enough to protect organisations from 'the new threat environment' emanating from external threat vectors such as mobile devices, Web applications, customers and partners, and the impact these are having on data centres," continued Kramer. "You don't have to look very far into the recent past to realise that things are different now from even a few months ago. For example, in January 2013, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal reported that Chinese hackers had broken into their networks. We must not forget that today hackers are very sophisticated people driven by money, politics and/or military motives.
"Not surprisingly, I believe that Imperva's offering is an excellent choice for companies seeking to protect themselves from this new threat environment, a view that is also held by our 2 200 large enterprise customers that have adopted our solution," concluded Kramer.
Kramer has helped found three leading information security companies: Check Point Software, Palo Alto Networks and Imperva.
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