By nature, security technologies often have a broad spectrum of visibility into your devices, usage and environment. Pause to consider the following questions to determine if you’re getting the most value out of your security tools:
Are you taking advantage of possible integrations?
Security technologies work best when they are working in concert with your other tools. Often, platforms are deployed without considering integrations, resulting in decreased efficiency and reduced overall functionality. By integrating your tools, the whole can become stronger than the sum of its individual parts.
All security technologies provide logs and audit information; are you centralizing and correlating this information?
By centralizing and correlating your logs, the information from each system is enriched by the others. This enables you to identify usage patterns, as well as attacks that span multiple systems and in places where that previously would not be possible. Centralized log file correlation can prove extremely powerful in detecting multi-pronged attacks or malware outbreaks.
Security tools and technologies can ease or add to the burden on your engineers; are you evaluating the full cost of ownership?
Security tools and technologies often produce a high volume of information and insights that require review, validation and tuning to be effective. This can create a large amount of work for your engineers who often are already managing multiple technologies. When you’re evaluating a new tool or technology, be sure to consider the work effort involved to deploy and maintain the tool in your assessment.
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