Pinpoint Solution vs. Platform: Which is Best For Your Company’s Security?

What does your company’s security solution set look like? Does it look like this?

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The traditional view of security is often fragmented by using a single solution approach for each security control. Multiple vendors with varying technologies that don’t talk to each other increase the administrative burden and the potential for gaps in security.

Let’s be honest. If this type of solution was able to deal with today’s sophisticated threats and complex infrastructure, we wouldn’t see statistics like this…

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There is a better, more efficient way to approach enterprise security. Enterprises should prefer a platform model of security instead of individual and disparate pinpoint solutions. An enterprise security platform provides protection, control and flexibility. This allows IT to adapt quickly to business changes by giving them the ability to scale and alter the environment in real time.

Cisco’s security framework includes comprehensive security solutions across four categories: Web and Email Security, Next Gen Firewall (NGFW) and Next Gen Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS), Policy and Access, and Advanced Threat.

In addition, Cisco offers management and intelligence capabilities that span the entire framework.

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Want to know more about Cisco’s platform approach to enterprise security? Contact me directly for more information.

Jon Link is an Enterprise Account Executive for GTRI.