Tools Rationalization & Harmonization

Are you maximizing your security tools?  

 

In the current environment where threats are increasing, resources are limited and solutions are overly complex and not integrated, it is critical to ensure you have the right tools configured correctly.  Properly configured and integrated security tools cost less and provide better protection.

 

Pillar Technology Partners has expertise across a wide range of toolsets and can help simplify complexity while minimizing IT security risk thus reducing potential brand and financial loss.

 

To help security organizations make the most of their information security infrastructure, Pillar’s Defense In Depth strategy addresses both rationalization and harmonization of cyber tools.

 

 Rationalization:  Ensure you have the security tools necessary to protect your most critical assets.

 

 Harmonization:  Tools must work in harmony with minimal gaps and overlap to ensure protection.  Tools Harmonization refers to optimizing your security tools within your infrastructure.  

 

When the proper combination of tools is architected and configured optimally, security posture is improved, security spend is reduced and real return on spend becomes apparent. 

 

It is easy to become overwhelmed with the abundance of tools and pace with which they continue to evolve.  Organizations often invest in security tools which overlap, only partially protect corporate assets, or are only partially deployed.  Some rush to meet an issue at hand, overspending on a tool to solve a single problem and selecting a tool that may not meet the usual demands of the organization’s environment.  Others focus only on minimal compliance.  A more holistic approach will ensure that tools provide longer term protection and better return on investment.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     Source:  Mandiant Security Effectiveness Report 2020

 

Interested in understanding your security tools gaps and overlaps?  

Want to ensure your tools investments are paying off in terms of both security posture and ROSI?  

 

Try an "Office Hour" with a Pillar CISO or contact us to learn how our Tools Harmonization Framework and methodology can help assess security architecture and ensure the best performance from your tools without overpaying.