Digital transformation is accelerating the speed of business – and the complexity of the network. Companies new to the market design a robust, current security framework into the network from Day One. However, more established companies don’t have that luxury. Instead, they add on security solutions as the need arises.
This creates a patchwork effect that can create security gaps as the IT team integrates these appliances that weren’t part of the design from the start – gaps that cybercriminals are looking to exploit. Having several different appliances that must be managed as one-off point solutions makes the environment overly complex and adds costly overhead. This raises the total cost of ownership and leaves a business dependent on the vendor or vendors that sold the solution.