Security tool sprawl and a cyber security skills gap are contributing to inefficient security operations
HERNDON, Va., May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS) today announced a new customized, consultative approach to cyber security operations that will provide customers with faster, more accurate and actionable visibility into areas of cyber security weakness and opportunity across their environments.
“IT organizations are suffering from a perfect storm of vulnerabilities: significant staffing and resource shortages, security skills gaps and between 40-50 costly security tools that are being underutilized and underleveraged,” said Lee Waskevich, VP of Security at ePlus. “It’s important that organizations optimize their defenses by knowing exactly what they have in place, how it is being used and how they can leverage technology to improve their security posture.”
From analysis and assessment to consolidation and integration, the ePlus approach to Optimizing Your Defenses takes a wholistic view of an organization’s existing security landscape, including tool utilization, optimization and output. The company then helps organizations embrace security platforms centered on integration and centralized management that enables them to more proactively and quickly use their security data to address risks and prevent threats.
As a flexible alternative, ePlus also provides managed security services to help organizations optimize their security infrastructures more quickly.
A recent report from the Ponemon Institute and DomainTools confirms that in the midst of a major cyber security talent shortage, IT security professionals are turning to automated solutions to fill skills gaps. ePlus managed services and automation workshops can help lessen the burden on an organization’s internal security personnel.
“Most organizations are wasting money by not properly utilizing security technology in which they’ve already made investments by properly automating,” said Mr. Waskevich. “IT teams are overwhelmed with the lack of qualified staff to support organizational security as well as the wide range of toolsets they have in place across their architecture. This leads to inefficiencies in how these tools relate to one another and ultimately how an organization is able to react to the data being provided in a timely and actionable manner that protects their data assets.”
As part of its consultative approach, ePlus offers security orchestration automation and response (SOAR) workshops, which can help analyze, evaluate and recommend the best ways for organizations to leverage automation and orchestration to help maximize use of non-manual resources. ePlus engineers work to identify the security architecture that exists at an organization today, assess what tools they have, and then determine how those tools could be used in a more efficient and automated manner.
ePlus leverages partnerships with leading technology providers and couples those relationships with our deep technical knowledge and experience to provide a comprehensive approach to creating the best security orchestration and automation architecture for your unique needs.
SOAR workshops can be scheduled by visiting www.eplus.com/securityworkshops.
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