Despite increased awareness and focus on defending against targeted attacks from both business and security leaders, organizations continue to be breached and suffer the consequences. Many of today’s security investments are simply not aligned to defend against these targeted threat vectors. Advanced threat detection and response should not be a point solution but rather a combination of technologies and core competencies. Detecting and responding to advanced threats should involve tight integration of multiple security technologies, network analysis and visibility (NAV) tools, the ability to automatically generate content such as security rules and signatures, context on attacker history, and overall customization and flexibility to ensure that the solution is fine-tuned for your specific IT environment. For this profile on the network security and security operations needs in today’s marketplace, Forrester surveyed 350 IT enterprise security decision-makers in the US, UK, France, and Germany about their technology expectations for targeted threat detection and response and found that respondents agree that there are significant benefits to be had from integrated, customizable, and flexible security solutions.
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