Misconfigured and Non-Optimized Security Tools are More Often than Not

The biggest enemy of security is complexity. Configuring security tools correctly and ensuring that they’re optimized is a daunting task. This is especially true when most organizations are operating dozens to hundreds of different security vendor solutions.

Getting value out of your security investment by validating and optimizing your security tools is one of the top use cases for the Verodin Security Instrumentation Platform (SIP). In fact, this is such an important topic that Anton Chuvakin and Augusto Barros also discussed it in a recent Gartner report.

Regardless of whether your security tools are being focused on endpoint, email, network, or cloud, Verodin SIP helps to validate that they are actually working as you intended. Unfortunately, our research outlined in the Verodin Security Effectiveness Report showed that most organizations are lucky to get 20 percent value from their security investments. This isn’t because organizations have bad security tools or bad people—it’s because they’ve never had a platform to measure, manage, and improve their security effectiveness.

Instead, most organizations base their security efforts on assumptions.  We assume the default vendor configuration is best. We assume that it has been deployed correctly. We assume that the security tool and the supporting infrastructure will stay intact. We assume that our people and processes will work well in concert with our technology when an incident occurs.

Verodin SIP removes assumptions and bases your security effectiveness measures on proof so you know exactly what’s working, what’s not, and how to fix it. This results in getting real value from your optimized security tools and greatly reducing risk.

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