The threats to your business have evolved. You certainly still need to look out for viruses and worms, but bots, intrusion attempts and phishing scams are growing in every way possible. There are threats within your organization as well – contractors or employees who leave back doors or who simply open holes in your IT defenses whether intentional or not. In today’s environment, you’re also forced to address regulatory compliance issues, including auditing and reporting on prevention measures and detected threats.
Businesses today need tools to protect against the known threats, but also guard against as yet unknown threats. Effective threat and vulnerability management today needs to be proactive rather than reactive, preventing problems rather than responding to them. To be efficient and effective, businesses need to address prevention, detection and compliance in an integrated way.