The technical progress in IT brings many advantages, but also has its downsides. Cyber threats, especially through malware, have been a big topic for years and are steadily on the rise. Not only is the mass and frequency rapidly increasing, but also their diversity and complexity.
In order to keep pace with the ever-changing threat situation, a wide range of technologies and approaches are needed, which must evolve and adapt in the same way. These currently range from traditional virus signatures to heuristics, cloud support, sandboxing and artificial intelligence. This makes the IT security area one of the most dynamic fields of activity in IT, where very fast action is required.
As dynamic as the demands on IT security are, however, the available protective measures are sluggish. For a company, this usually begins with a complex evaluation in order to find a suitable vendor with a suitable security product, with research to ascertain which vendor to trust, the level of detection quality achieved and what maintenance and operating costs must be expected. Once the decision has been made on a vendor, a (usually) equally complex implementation project begins. In this case, a concept must be developed for the selected solution, the components installed permanently, adapted to their own needs, rolled out and the administrators trained.
The total effort involved in this process can take weeks or months, accompanied by internal and external costs for security consultants. Should any changes be necessary thereafter, due to dissatisfaction, strategic changes or a changing threat landscape, the whole process starts again.
Fast and dynamic action looks different.
ACTIVATE SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES INSTEAD OF INSTALLING
A much more sophisticated approach to handle IT security vendors and technologies is the agile method of malware protection, provided by the IT security association Tabidus Technology. With this approach, vendors and their security products are no longer installed, but simply activated by click.
This is made possible by universal security products, such as the United Endpoint Protector, which are equipped with a special scanning framework and installed instead of traditional security solutions. Within this scan framework, the various vendors and their core technologies are embedded. These can be activated at any time and combined as desired.
This fundamentally changes the way technologies are handled. By simply activating a vendor, it can be tested instantly, and since only the technology and not the product changes, an evaluation process is completed in a matter of hours. Since the desired provider already exists in the system, this also eliminates additional implementation effort, as well as retraining of the administrators. Should changes be required after that, they can also be done by click. With a simple hot-swap, vendors can be switched on and off during operation and combined with each other under a unified system.
This creates the basis for dynamic action so that you can react to the changing threat situation and the changing demands on IT security at any time.
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