McAfee Avert Labs data shows that attacks on digital information increased 500% over the previous year. According to industry research, a large enterprise network can have as many as 200 different security providers. This creates significant cost and complexity and delivers suboptimal protection, since these tools generally cannot share information, coordinate threat intelligence feeds, or correlate security events. To address these challenges, leading organizations are turning to integrated offerings to achieve an improved security posture while at the same time lowering costs.
To achieve an optimized security architecture, characterized by the highest possible protection levels and the lowest possible risk and cost, organizations must consider four primary elements: