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Do you have a Solid Security Fabric?

In today’s world, we must make many choices when it comes to securing digital resources and users.  With the speed at which the bad guys are developing new techniques, utilizing zero-day vulnerabilities, and jeopardizing on the human attack surface it is vitally important to create your own security fabric.  How quickly are things changing you may ask?

  • According to G Data Software, every 4.2 seconds a new malware is created, that means there are at least 21,600 new pieces of malware created each day
  • According to CyberSecurity Ventures, the number of zero-day vulnerabilities is going to reach 1 per day by 2021, up from 1 per week in 2015.
  • According to researchers over 28,000 Denial of Service(DoS) attacks occur on the internet each day
  • Gartner expects 74% of businesses to be hacked in the next year

These are some scary numbers that highlight the importance of choosing the correct combination of solutions to reduce the risk of your business or users being negatively affected.  The detection and response time(CybeRTO) of these intrusions will ultimately determine if you have a solid cybersecurity strategy.

The security fabric you choose to create can be best of breed point products or it could be many products from one company.  Choosing best in breed products can be a major undertaking but using one vendor for everything may be short-sighted as well.  Looking at this infographic which breaks down the major categories of security in the market today is mind-numbing.  There are so many different options available, it is hard to know where to start.  The most important thing to remember is that all these products need to start working together.  The rate at which the bad guys are evolving is faster than any one of these solutions can keep up with.  Having products in various categories that can communicate via Application Program Interface(API) is the only way in which you will be able to stay one step ahead of the bad guys in the future.

Fortinet is one of the vendors that is leading the charge in creating a security fabric by establishing a fabric ready partner program.  The fabric does not manage itself and requires the knowledge to keep it all working correctly, which is where Thrive can bring our expertise of building you a security fabric built on the solid foundation of Fortinet.  Please contact us to engage in a cybersecurity discussion which can lead you to have a solid cybersecurity strategy!

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