According to Symantec, collaboration with major players like AWS, Box, IBM Security, Microsoft, Oracle, ServiceNow and Splunk, as well as dozens of other technology innovators, is now building or delivering more than 250 products and services that integrate with its Integrated Cyber Defence platform.
“This unprecedented industry collaboration reflects a ‘platform shift’ in the cyber security industry, as new research from Enterprise Strategy Group shows enterprise customers are looking to consolidate vendors and adopt more integrated platforms backed by an open ecosystem," Symantec claims.
The company says an integrated defence improves security by increasing the speed and effectiveness, while greatly reducing the resources required.
“There’s a seismic shift happening in cyber security,” claimed Art Gilliland, executive vice-president and general manager, Enterprise Products, Symantec.
“The old way of fighting cyber-attacks using fragmented tools has become too complex and expensive to manage. Integrated platforms are the future. We’re proud to be leading this platform shift with a clear vision and winning portfolio – along with hundreds of partners and thousands of experts working every day on the front lines to protect our customers. We are completely convinced that our best defence going forward is an integrated defence.”
“Almost two-thirds of large enterprises surveyed use at least 25 different cyber security products. For security operations centers, managing disparate tools can be ineffective, costly, and time consuming, especially considering the shortage of cyber security skills,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst and fellow, ESG.
“This explains why CISOs are looking to consolidate and integrate their security infrastructure with platforms and open architectures that provide advanced developer support and deliver a partner ecosystem with robust third-party integrations.”