Application firewalls can raise the network protection bar, too, though you'll pay a price in performance because of the extra processing required to delve deeper into the application protocol. We have found, however, that many application proxies can break the 100-Mbps barrier, making them suitable for internal firewalls in addition to their conventional placement at the perimeter, with minimal degradation.
2014 State of Unified Communications If you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
6 UC Trends to Watch InformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.