As organizations move their computing from on-premises to the cloud, they realize that leveraging cloud-native security tools can provide additional cost savings and business benefits to their security infrastructure. Microsoft Azure network security offers a suite of cloud-native security tools to protect Azure workloads while automating network handling, implementing developer security procedures( DevSecOps) practises, and reducing the risk of a material security breach.

We are aroused to share that Forrester Consulting has just conducted a commissioned Total Economic Impact™( TEI) study on behalf of Microsoft, which involved interviewing existing customers who have deployed Azure network security. This study also provides organizations with a framework for evaluating the financial impact on their organizations.

The Forrester study concluded that a composite organisation experienced benefits of $ 2.23 million over three years versus cost of $ 840.3 thousand, adding up to a net present value( NPV) of $1.39 million and a return on investment( ROI) of 165 percentage. The study are demonstrating that Azure network security delivers 😛 TAGEND

Increased hastened of deliver development projects by one month or 67 percentage. Reduced total cost of on-premises security tools by 25 percentage. Reduced hazard of a security breach of 30 percent. Improved efficiency of network-related IT work by 73 percentage.

The study concluded that the composite organisation reduced their total cost of ownership related to security infrastructure, established DevSecOps processes, reduced health risks of substance security transgress, and reduced the burden on IT to manage networks and upgrades, letting these teams to focus on more strategic workstreams.

Productivity gains with Azure network security

Azure network security enabled organizations to implement infrastructure-as-code practises, incorporating security directly into application development workflows, hastening developing, and time-to-market of applications. With the adoption of DevSecOps workflows, security moved to being an enabler of developing velocity rather than a gate.

Graphic depicting development speed acceleration at 3 times.

“We’re seeing tremendous hasten spinning stuff up in cloud. We have given the application team more reach, where in our on-premises data centers, it was difficult to get access to security appliances with various teams doing different workstreams. With Azure, we’re able to use Azure Resource Manager( ARM) templates.”-Chief solutions architect, technology.

Expense savings

Organizations reduced their total cost of ownership of on-premises security tools by 25 percentage when protecting 20 percentage of their organization’s total computing with Azure network security. Interviewees saved costs directly related to decommissioned on-premises security tools as well as time costs to maintain this infrastructure and from dealer management.

Graphic depicting 25 percent reduced in total cost.

“We were able to more cost-effectively use Azure security to manage our workloads in the cloud and reduced the footprint of additional agents or services for our cloud, which is clearly different than on-premises data centers.”-Chief answers architect, technology.

Peril reduction

Azure network security furnishes automated network security upgrades and improved visibility of the environment. This improves the overall security environment of Azure workloads and reduces the likelihood of experiencing external and internal costs associated with a breach.

Graphic depicting reduced risk of security breach by 30 percent.

“There is no doubt Azure network security improved our security posture. I feel far better comfortable and sleep much better at night having our Azure manor protected by Azure network security as opposed to the combination of what we had on-premises.”-Vice President of applications and infrastructure, education.

Efficiency gains

Azure network security improved the efficiency of IT teams delivering network-related work. It reduced firewall handling by 80 percentage, security policy handling by 15 percent, and security audit process by 96 percent.

Graphic depicting time for security audit reduced by 30 percent.“Before Azure network security, we had an outage where we were managing calls with three marketers: three different IT teams, three systems’ support, three specifies of report directors. There was a lot of finger-pointing and, in the end, the issue was never even resolved. Now, everything is resolved in a matter of hours.”-Chief solutions architect, technology.

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