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Why We Need a Centralized Security Platform?

 2024/07/03   IT & Cyber-Security Solutions   217 visit(s)  4 min to read




Organizations today face a significant challenge: attackers are targeting the weakest points in their networks, including unsecured users, devices, and workloads. This threat is further complicated by the move from traditional data centers to distributed environments, making it complex to protect data spread across multiple touchpoints.

To address these threats, many organizations use multiple security tools. However, this often leads to isolated teams, disparate tech stacks, and separate management systems, which hinder effective security. This approach results in higher costs, longer deployment times, inconsistent security measures, and critical gaps.

The Integration Challenge 

Security products that don’t integrate or complement each other worsen these problems. For instance, Network Security Admins find it challenging to manage different teams and tools for effective policy deployment. Additionally, customers often underuse security tools, leading to poor security practices and misconfigurations that increase breach risks. Manually monitoring multiple tools makes it impossible for organizations to proactively predict issues, leading to operational challenges. As a result, customers are left to identify gaps and figure out the best way to use the tools.

The Growing Complexity of Cybersecurity

Organizations face significant challenges such as inconsistent security policies, siloed management, lack of unified visibility, misconfiguration risks, and a shortage of cybersecurity skills. These issues are further highlighted by the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence report, which reveals that the average time from initial access to ransomware deployment has dropped from 163.7 hours (about 1 week) to just 92 hours (less than 4 days) in 2023. This dramatic reduction means organizations now have much less time to respond to threats, making effective and integrated security solutions more critical than ever.

The Need for a Centralized Security Platform 

Without a centralized platform, achieving a comprehensive view of security is difficult. Manually identifying misconfigurations is prone to errors and can result in breaches. There is often a lack of skills, time, and resources to fully utilize security features and maximize ROI. Implementing best practices requires specialized knowledge and time. Resolving access or policy issues is time-consuming due to the variety of security products. Admins spend excessive time creating similar policies across different platforms. Operational issues are often addressed reactively, leading to downtime and suboptimal performance. Non-actionable alerts and overwhelming data cause analysis paralysis, hindering decision-making and creating a lack of urgency. While distributed enforcement points will always be necessary, there is a significant opportunity for the security industry to provide consistent security across these varied touchpoints.

The Benefits of a Unified Security Platform

A unified security platform addresses these challenges by offering a comprehensive view of security, enabling consistent policy enforcement, simplifying troubleshooting, and providing actionable insights through AI. This approach reduces cognitive load and reliance on specialized skills. The goal of Unified Security Management (USM) is to deliver a seamless management experience.

Our Strategy for Enhanced Security

Ctelecoms, as a premier Cisco partner, addresses the unique needs of Saudi organizations and supports diverse network firewall configurations. We aim to streamline security management processes, strengthen defenses with advanced Zero Trust and vulnerability protection, and provide clear, actionable insights through AI-driven intelligence.

For more information, fell free to contact us!

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