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

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

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

  1. 1. Five Facts About ApplicationUsage on Enterprise Networks in Hong Kong Application Usage and Risk Report December 2011
  2. 2. Average number of social networking applications per organization?A total of 63 different social networking applications were found in 98% of the 46 participating organizations with an average of 14 found on each network.
  3. 3. Which application is used more heavily? Based on the percentage of social networking bandwidthconsumed, Daum consumed 5% while Twitter consumed 4%. Facebook consumed a staggering 62% of the social networking bandwidth.
  4. 4. Facebook dominates. Active social networking application(games, plugins, posting) usage is heavier in Hong Kong than it is globally
  5. 5. Average number of browser-basedfilesharing applications per organization? A total of 41 different browser-based filesharing applications were found in 100% of the 46 participating organizations with an average of 12 in each.
  6. 6. Browser-based filesharing use cases: work orentertainment. Both uses have a common set of business and security risks that organizations must address.
  7. 7. The number of applications using Port 80 (tcp/80) only?The number of applications that ONLY use Port 80 is 204 or 28% of the 734 applications found in the participating organizations.
  8. 8. Percentage of total bandwidth consumed by applications not using tcp/80?Only 19% of the total bandwidth is being consumed by 195 (27% of 734) applications that DO NOT USE port 80 at all. Ever.
  9. 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. 10. Palo Alto Networks Application Usage and Risk Report www.paloaltonetworks.com/aur

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