Cybersecurity Must Be As Borderless As The Enterprise

Building a Security Fabric for Today’s Network

From the mobile workforce to the data center, public and private clouds, and the Internet of Things (IoT)—all have dramatically increased the attack surface while making it much harder to define and secure. For example, IoT devices rely on the access network for security. And while both software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) have generally been accepted by enterprises, the unsanctioned use of third-party shadow IT applications threatens data security. The enterprise perimeter has been stretched so far it’s no longer recognizable.

Beware of Gaps in Accidental Architecture

As organizations grow larger over time, perhaps acquiring other companies in the process, they find they have many security vendors’ products deployed at different points across the enterprise. Unfortunately, in an “accidental architecture” like this, security products don’t communicate with each other and must all be managed separately, increasing complexity and leaving gaps in security.

A Long-term Broad and Dynamic Defence Strategy

Today, threat actors can strike anywhere at any time, at will. Organizations must shore up their defences—understanding where their critical assets are—and respond quickly with continuous security and monitoring across the borderless network. By taking a more collaborative approach across the entire infrastructure - as the Fortinet Security Fabric does - network security managers can enable a broad and dynamic defence strategy for the long term.

 

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