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Why Digital Security is Essential for Enterprises

By Russell Thomas, Enterprise Security Magazine | Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The new generation of security solutions should leverage machine learning and AI for better visibility and greater automation in fighting the sophistication of attacks targeting today’s business networks.

FREMONT, CA: Embracing the new digital economy demands organizations to not just retool their networks, but in several cases, vital business processes too. The creation, exchange, and analysis of data allow organizations to get the insights they require to improve efficiency, business agility, and the customer experience, the two pillars of digital business. As business accelerates, critical processes should occur at digital speeds, which means that human errors need to be removed from the basic operations that help the organization. Automation enables critical personnel to be reassigned to higher-order projects that depend on real-time analysis of increasing data volumes to allow agile business.

To meet these requirements, security must undergo the same degree of transformation affecting the network and, even then, the business itself. This needs things like appropriate protections and inspections being automatically implementing at every data interaction point across all digital technologies; dynamic adaptability to guard networked environments that are continually in a state of flux; the potential to see, share and correlate threat intelligence to identify and respond to threats in real-time; and the potentials to impose constant threat evaluations across the entire organization.

Security needs to guard data across the extended network of the organization. This demands shifting from a fixed perimeter mindset to one where security is automatically implemented wherever data is located. This needs tying security to the network's dynamic feature and using security tools that can be stitched together. This enables specialized security technologies to be dynamically implemented where and when they are needed, and then marshal the distributed potential of the entire security infrastructure to respond to identified threats in a consistent and correlated fashion.

As the threat landscape continues to grow to fight, it forces security to adapt to meet the demands of automation, agility, and analytics. To meet these novel demands, not only do devices need to be able to work as a single, holistic system, but threat intelligence also requires to evolve and adapt quickly.

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