How can companies increase their security resilience?

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According to Kaspersky Lab, almost 90% of companies have experienced a security incident, costing enterprises an average of $551,000. In order to increase security resilience, organisations must therefore ensure that their security architecture maximises the value and efficiency of their tools.

It is time to increase security resilience

Ixia, recently acquired by KeySight, provides an informative whitepaper detailing the steps required to protect a company's network. Above all, the paper outlines the importance of implementing a resilient security fabric. In effect, resilient security entails a solution that delivers self-healing, highly-available security architecture. If an organisation plans to migrate to a next-generation firewall, the overall security fabric must also complement this change. In order to reduce the risk of downtime, it is also worth examining a company's overall architecture and identifying all the possible points of failure. For most organisations, the cost of downtime is substantial and companies must therefore work to mitigate this risk.

Constructing a future-proof architecture

As the whitepaper observes, optimal customer experience and application uptime are more important than ever. A firewall is thus much more than an opportunity to add new security features, it allows organisations to future-proof their architecture and build in greater adaptability. Indeed, it is time to consider a security framework based on reliable high-speed bypass switches and powerful network packet brokers operating in active-active HA mode. With this architecture, enterprises can first and foremost eliminate network downtime from unplanned security device failure and planned deployments, maintenance, and upgrades. It also provides complete protection against the failure of one or more security tools, while ensuring maximum security infrastructure uptime. As a result, companies can achieve maximum efficiency for their security appliances to extend useful life and delay new purchases. Finally, this security framework enables more efficient traffic analysis and supports growth in network traffic with minimal new investments. In turn, organisations can benefit from a self-healing architecture and ultimately increase their increase security resilience.

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