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Answering the Call for an Architectural Approach to Security

Most of us are familiar with the adage: “the best defense is a good offense.” It’s used when talking about sports, military strategy, and business – and it holds true for cybersecurity as well. But the reality is that with respect to cybersecurity, organizations have traditionally taken a defensive tact only.

The best of breed approach has ruled the day and now many organizations have a patchwork of product platforms from various security companies. A firewall from company A, intrusion detection/prevention from company B, endpoint protection from company C, and the list goes on and on. The challenge is that these disparate solutions can’t and don’t work together and have to be managed independently. Depending on an organization’s needs, security teams are grappling with anywhere from five to as many as 50 different security vendors and solutions that can’t keep up as business models shift, the attack surface expands, and threats evolve. In other words, they’re...(continued)

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