Network Security

Overcoming new threats: A holistic approach to safeguards

Businesses today need a holistic approach to security that focuses on moving from threat detection to prevention. To overcome the next generation of threat vectors, organizations should consider preventing the proliferation of new threat vectors that impact enterprise security from the gateway to the endpoint. However, as companies combat traditional security threats, businesses also face a new generation of vectors with the proliferation of Web 2.0 applications, mobile computing and custom attacks that are dramatically increasing security complexity for enterprises.

Therefore, it is vital to integrate more user awareness. Employees are essential to helping organizations mitigate risks in the enterprise. Businesses will benefit from implementing technologies that combine stronger security and more user awareness.

Another necessity is securing the virtual environment. Virtualization, like every new technology, can present new risks to companies. Improper implementation of security for virtual environments can adversely affect an organization, exposing it to new threats. Therefore, implementing the proper architecture in a virtual environment can protect against both internal and external threats.

Organizations are using an average of nine different vendors to secure their infrastructure, often creating greater management complexity. Trying to piece together too many disparate point products can leave systems vulnerable. Before adding another point product to the environment, consider which solutions can evolve as the business grows and new threats arise.

Organizations of all sizes have different security needs and priorities, and are looking for flexible solutions that enable them to create their own portfolios. It is important to help enterprises build an extensible infrastructure that provides security against the wide array of attack methods – and can evolve with an organization's future needs. This ultimately provides organizations with protection for the next generation of threat vectors, before they impact the business.

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