The research was based on more than 375 responses from IT/information security professionals responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing network security technology products and services. The primary goal was to determine which organizations are seeking to implement an elastic cloud gateway (ECG solutions), and the trigger points for influencing network security investments. It examined the impact that cloud, mobility, and distributed environments have on edge network security strategy. An ECG is a cloud-delivered solution that consolidates multiple edge network security controls into a unified solution offering centralized management and distributed enforcement. These are multi-mode solutions that provide elasticity around both services and consumption to better align security with how organizations are leveraging cloud resources overall.