State of Security Data Management 2022

This industry-wide report explores the security data trends, challenges, and opportunities that companies are facing.

Security’s Data Problem

Data volumes are growing at a 23% CAGR. Companies are challenged to keep up. And security has emerged as the most important aspect of data management. 

How can companies effectively manage this data? We surveyed 1,000 security and IT professionals to find out. One thing is clear: Security has a data problem.

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Key Findings

Hear what 1,000 security and IT professionals say about the current state of security data management

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OF COMPANIES SAY SECURITY AND IT TEAMS RELY ON THE SAME INFORMATION, DATA, AND TOOLS

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OF COMPANIES ARE MANAGING MORE THAN 20 TOOLS FOR DATA VISIBILITY AND CONTROL

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THE MAJORITY OF COMPANIES ARE NOW MANAGING MORE THAN 30 DATA SOURCES

Overconfident and Unsustainable

Despite dozens of tools and an abundance of confidence, most companies believe their data management strategy is not sustainable.

92% of companies say they are confident in their data management strategy

63% of companies say their data management strategy is sustainable for less than three years

Retail Therapy

Nearly two-thirds of companies are using more than 20 tools for data visibility and control.

Many plan to add more in the next 12-24 months, led by cloud visibility tools and security data pipelines/observability pipelines.

More tools alone won’t solve security’s data problem. You can buy all the tools and hire all the people, but everything and everyone must work together.

New Data

One of the biggest challenges in effectively managing a data pipeline? Integrating new sources. For tech companies in particular, this can be traced back to the lack of a data pipeline.

25% of tech companies say integrating new sources is their biggest data management challenge

24% of tech companies do not have a data pipeline

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