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

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Key findings from Palo Alto Networks Application Usage and Risk Report, December 2011 (Middle East 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 Middle East

  1. 1. Five Facts About Application Usage on Enterprise Networks in the Middle East(Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE) Application Usage and Risk Report December 2011
  2. 2. Average number of social networking applications per organization?A total of 55 different social networking applications were found in 97% of the 37 participating organizations with an average of 19 found on each network.
  3. 3. Which application is used more heavily? Based on the percentage of social networking bandwidthconsumed, Facebook consumed 52% of the bandwidth while Twitter consumed a 21%.
  4. 4. Facebook dominates. Active social networking application(plugins, games, posting) usage patterns are similar to those seen globally.
  5. 5. Average number of browser-basedfilesharing applications per organization? A total of 46 different browser-based filesharing applications were found in 95% of the 37 participating organizations with an average of 18 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 189 or 28% of the 674 applications found in the participating organizations.
  8. 8. Percentage of total bandwidth consumed by applications not using tcp/80?A whopping 81% of the total bandwidth is being consumedby 270 (40% of 674) 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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