Security compliance audits are getting a lot of coverage these days thanks to standards such as SOX, PCIDSS, and HIPAA. If a specific compliance standard isn’t on your radar, business relationships with partners or customers may require you to still prove that your network is secure.
Manual management of network security policies, rules, and configurations is time-consuming and error-prone, which adds operational cost and increases security-related risks — especially as your IT infrastructure grows more complex. Aberdeen’s analysis quantifies the value of a policy management solution, in both dimensions.
Today’s threat landscape is constantly evolving. Sophisticated cyber threats are becoming smarter and faster, leading to an increase in security breaches and unprecedented fines for non-compliance. Simultaneously, organizations are rushing to drive increased business agility through digital transformation, embracing emerging technologies like mobility, cloud computing, largescale virtualization, software-defined networking, and the hyperconnected Internet of Things.
In today’s world, it’s impossible to get away from overflowing regulations, ever-changing compliance standards, and the looming threat of a data breach. System glitches cause 25 percent of data breaches in 2019, and human error is the root cause of 24 percent of breaches.
Based on the current global macroeconomics construct, there is little sign that budgets will rise during H1 2021. That said, ever increasingly complex automated attackers are identifying new vulnerabilities and activating new enterprise breaches.