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Palo Alto Networks Application Usage and Risk Report - Key Findings for Benelux

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Key findings from Palo Alto Networks Application Usage and Risk Report, December 2011 (Benelux). …

Key findings from Palo Alto Networks Application Usage and Risk Report, December 2011 (Benelux).

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

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  • 1. Five Facts About ApplicationUsage on Enterprise Networks in Benelux (Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands) Application Usage and Risk Report December 2011
  • 2. Average number of social networking applications per organization?A total of 62 different social networking applications were found in 99% of the 115 participating organizations with an average of 14 found on each network.
  • 3. Which application is used more heavily? Based on the percentage of social networking bandwidth consumed in the 115 participating organizations, Twitterconsumed 28% while Hyves consumed 14%. Facebook at 29% is the most heavily used.
  • 4. Facebook dominates. Active social networking application (games, plugins, posting) usage is similar to global usagepatterns. Hyves, a popular local application consumes 14% of the bandwidth.
  • 5. Average number of browser-basedfilesharing applications per organization? A total of 52 different browser-based filesharing applications were found in 96% of the 115 participating organizations with an average of 10 in each.
  • 6. Browser-based filesharing use cases: work orentertainment. Both uses have a common set of business and security risks that organizations must address.
  • 7. The number of applications using Port 80 (tcp/80) only?The number of applications that ONLY use Port 80 is 228 or 26% of the 973 applications found in the participating organizations.
  • 8. Percentage of total bandwidth consumed by applications not using tcp/80?38% of the total bandwidth is being consumed by 370 (38% of 973) applications that DO NOT USE port 80 at all. Ever.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. Palo Alto Networks Application Usage and Risk Report www.paloaltonetworks.com/aur