The flow of news stories about the latest cyber-attacks is relentless. Criminals and hackers never seem to rest, and are always ready to take advantage of any situation to try and compromise organizations’ defenses for their own ends. In the Spring of 2020 alone, we saw a 30% increase in cyber-attacks that seek to exploit concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic, and our latest Security Report showed how the attack landscape grew and diversified through 2019 across enterprise networks, cloud deployments, endpoints, mobile and IoT devices.
With every new attack or vulnerability, the red flags start to wave. The usual reaction is for organizations to review and consider ramping-up security with new products, with the assumption that these will help to better protect their networks and data. But will they? Or does adding more solutions from different vendors simply add more complexity, and potentially undermine security?
To better understand this problem, Check Point commissioned Dimensional Research to survey 400 global security leaders to capture hard data on their attitudes towards tool consolidation. The key findings of this research confirmed:
- 49% of all organizations use between 6 and 40 point security products
- 27% of larger organization use between 11 and 40 different vendors’ products
- 98% of organizations manage their security products with multiple consoles, creating visibility silos
- 79% of security professionals say working with multiple vendors presents significant challenges
- 69% agree that prioritizing vendor consolidation would lead to better security