and staffing shortages, IT managers are constantly striving to do more with less. This mandate is especially pressing when it comes to identifying and countering network security threats or when assessing and mitigating the effects of cyberbreaches.
In our digitally dependent world, the successes and failures of IT managers rest heavily on their ability to protect their organization’s data and systems. However, defending against cyberthreats has grown continually more challenging, and not only because the threats themselves have increased in number, diversity, and sophistication.
The digital estate that IT managers must police has also become much more complex. Today IT environments typically encompass on-premises data centers, multicloud environments, network-edge facilities, a large variety of end user devices, and a broad collection of different networks. To manage and secure these diverse environments, organizations have deployed a growing variety of systems and tools.
However, these discrete systems often create additional layers of complexity as well as information silos. For many IT managers, there is no single source of truth for network security information or any simple way to gain end-to-end visibility across their IT infrastructure and operations.