Security / June 15, 2017

Security Inside Out: Top 7 Reasons You Need a Security Delivery Platform

In terms of technological innovation, we live in interesting, good times. We’ve got big data, the internet of things (IoT), machine-to-machine communication … but, with the immense volumes of data speeding faster and faster across infrastructures and devices, we’ve also got a growing number of sophisticated cyber threats that are making it increasingly difficult for companies to manage, secure and understand what’s connecting to and traversing their networks.

Unfortunately, our old defenses aren’t quite up to snuff. It’s time for a rethink — and a new security model that can help protect networks by providing 20/20 network insight. In our new Security Inside Out e-book, we cover the top seven reasons why organizations should adopt a new security model and consider GigaSECURE, the industry’s first and only Security Delivery Platform:

  • Reason 1: Legacy security models are no match for modern threats. Perimeter and endpoint-based approaches are incomplete. They can’t defeat zero-day attacks from outside; and they can’t defend against insider threats.
  • Reason 2: Today’s large-scale breaches are complex. Many advanced persistent threats (APTs) are difficult to detect as they occur over multiple stages and extended periods of time.
  • Reason 3: Consequences can be persistent. Even after you detect a threat and cleanse the network, an extensive breach can still infect some systems so they remain vulnerable to continuous attack.
  • Reason 4: Intrusions take a long time to detect. The median number of days from intrusion to detection for internally detected breaches is 15. For externally detected breaches, that number rises to 168. How many days is it okay for your organization to be compromised?
  • Reason 5: SecOps pros face a perfect storm of challenges. While high-profile attacks get headlines, SecOps pros are already buried under an avalanche of alerts and a mountain of increasing responsibilities. BYOD, BYOS, big data, IoT, increasing encryption, insufficient automation, and a lack of sufficient staff … all of these challenge even the most seasoned SecOps teams.
  • Reason 6: Security fundamentals have changed. But the way we address threats has not. You can’t keep doing the same things and expect different outcomes.
  • Reason 7: Ad-hoc security deployments have unintended consequences. To name a few, security tools are often in contention for access to traffic from the same point in the network, blind to encrypted traffic and creating too many false positives.

The net? You need to find ways to automate, simplify and boost efficiency so that you can improve your overall security posture while reducing complexity and cost and minimizing risk. How? With pervasive visibility supported by the Gigamon GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform.

See More. Secure More. Risk Less.

The GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform delivers pervasive visibility into data in motion across networks — physical, virtual, cloud, and remote sites — so that you can automate, simplify and boost the efficiency of your security operations and ultimately, better manage and understand your network data.

To learn more about how a Security Delivery Platform can optimize your security posture, download the complete Security Inside Out e-book. #SeeWhatMatters

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