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Next-Gen Security Offerings – What Does It Mean?

The topography of threats for business organizations is rapidly evolving, and the stakes are rising higher as businesses become more reliant on remote access and distributed computing resources. 

While this comes with many benefits, technological advancements have also given rise to new threats and vulnerabilities, which are usually hidden from traditional network security devices. 

Traditional security processes have become obsolete as technology changes, and the business environment evolves. A myriad of new security threats rears their ugly heads when businesses take part in technology innovations, making it even harder to stand out for all the right reasons in a digital-driven business landscape. 

According to a study by the Ponemon Institute, it takes organizations roughly 170 days to detect an advanced cyberattack, 39 days to contain it, and 43 days to put up immediate solutions. As security risks become more pervasive, businesses of all shapes and sizes are now turning into next-generation security offerings to combat modern threats and ensure continuous operation. 

Technically speaking, next-generation security offerings provide tools that eliminate false positives and help organizations classify and prioritize threat information. These tools include Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), sandboxing, visibility, next-generation firewalls or anti-virus, patch management, data loss prevention, device control, honeypots, , cloud antivirus, to name a few. 

Next-gen security offerings are also at the forefront of facilitating a plethora of innovative strategies that help protect your business endpoints and prevent unauthorized activities. In most cases, next-gen security makes use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to help protect the parameters of your business if an attacker does get through your network. 

It also controls which applications run on your firewall to minimize the avenues of attack and prevent threats effectively. By leveraging cloud-based threat intelligence, predictive analysis, and machine learning in real-time, next-gen security offerings combine human and technical defenses to prevent multi-level and sophisticated attacks systematically. 

Other than that, next-gen security helps businesses gather information to determine potential vulnerabilities and provide an insight of any attack to counter threat incidents immediately based on their risk levels and priority. Moreover, it is also essential in managing and scrutinizing breaches as it helps get rid of the root cause of any cyberattack, thus, enabling businesses to focus on urgent matters. 

What is more, next-gen security is also geared with tools that provide end-to-end visualization of network topology and cloud assets. By having a holistic approach to cloud security, businesses can ensure regulatory requirements are met while effectively protecting cloud system apps and data applications. 

Next-gen security offerings can initiate access provisioning to network ports as well to ensure a closed-by default security posture and protection against internal and external threats. This also helps businesses evaluate their security needs so that they can develop a useful roadmap that supports their business goals. 

Next-gen security offerings also include progressive network security management that guarantees robust network security. By opting for these offerings, businesses can configure and fine-tune solutions to improve network security and efficiency.

For more information about our next-gen security solutions can help safeguard your business, reach out to one of our MicroAge locations.

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