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1/30/2020
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I'm an SMB. What Should I Watch for When Choosing Security Vendors?

SMBs need action, not just insight.

Question: I'm an SMB. What should I watch for when choosing security vendors and their products?

Alex Peay, senior vice president at SaltStack: Due to SMBs' limited budgets, they need to make sure the solution they purchase not only identifies problems, but provides the ability to fix and validate those fixes. SMBs need action, not just insight, from their vendors so their security teams can be effective in closing risks and vulnerabilities.

One of the biggest forgotten costs with selecting a solution is talent. As the skills gap continues to grow (and become more expensive as a result), the importance of choosing a solution that can automate and simplify the administration of your infrastructure without vendor support also continues to grow. This will allow the smaller staff of an SMB to be more effective and efficient, which, in turn, will save time and money.

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