State of the Network Engineer Report

This study surveyed more than 200 network engineering professionals in large enterprises nationwide, across both private and public-sector industries.

This research revealed that as networks grow and organizations continue to invest in areas like SDN, the job of today’s network and security teams will become even more difficult. Why? because manual processes and lack of collaboration slow teams down when resolving problems.

Key survey findings include the following:

  • 83% of respondents stated that size of their networks increased within the past year
  • 44% of respondents had not updated their network diagrams in over a month
  • 40% of respondents reported it would take more than 4 hours to resolve a network issue
  • 45% of respondents cited lack of collaboration as a key challenge in securing and troubleshooting networks.

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