Application Usage on Enterprise Networks, December 2011.

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Key findings from Palo Alto Networks Application Usage and Risk report, December 2011.

The slides provides insight into application activity that is based on 1,636 application assessments that show what is really happening on corporate networks.

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Application Usage on Enterprise Networks, December 2011.

  1. 1. Five Facts About ApplicationUsage on Enterprise Networks Application Usage and Risk Report December 2011
  2. 2. Average number of social networking applications per organization?
  3. 3. Average number of social networking applications per organization?A total of 71 different social networking applications were found in 97% of the 1,636 participating organizations. An average of 16 were found on each network.
  4. 4. Which application is showed the most significant Y-O-Y growth rate?
  5. 5. Which application is showed the most significant Y-O-Y growth rate?Based on the percentage of social networking bandwidth consumed, Twitter increased 7-fold in a year-over-year comparison.
  6. 6. Social networking becomes more active.While Facebook is the dominant application, Twitter and in rest action oriented uses increased significantly in Y-O-Y comparison.
  7. 7. Average number of browser-basedfilesharing applications per organization?
  8. 8. Average number of browser-basedfilesharing applications per organization? A total of 65 different browser-based filesharingapplications were found in 92% of the 1,636 participating organizations. An average of 13 were found on each network.
  9. 9. Browser-based filesharing use cases: work orentertainment. Both uses have a common set of business and security risks that organizations must address.
  10. 10. The number of applicationsusing Port 80 (tcp/80) only?
  11. 11. The number of applications using Port 80 (tcp/80) only?The number of applications that ONLY use Port 80 is 297 or 25% of the 1,195 applications found in the participating organizations.
  12. 12. Percentage of total bandwidth consumed by applications not using tcp/80?
  13. 13. Percentage of total bandwidth consumed by applications not using tcp/80?51% of the total bandwidth is being consumed by 413 (35% of 1,195) applications that DO NOT USE port 80 at all. Ever.
  14. 14. Port 80 only security is shortsighted. The commonperception is that Port 80 (tcp/80) is where all the traffic and all the problems are. A port 80 emphasis is an absolute requirement; but too much focus is shortsighted.
  15. 15. Palo Alto Networks Application Usage and Risk Report www.paloaltonetworks.com/aur

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