An appliance is built for ease of management; any organisation can deploy an appliance without expensive technical staff to manage it. According to the PWC survey, only one in ten companies have staff with formal information security qualifications.
An integrated security appliance has all the advantages that bolt-on products and a third-party approach bring, but none of the pitfalls. Its proactive nature means that it scans for viruses and spam 24/7 and delivers levels of protection, which organisations cannot economically achieve with other security management approaches. This reduces cost and administration over-head for organisations desperate to cut costs.
Keeping up with the sheer number and types of security threats emerging every day is no easy task. But as the new year begins, it should be every company’s new year’s resolution to ensure IT security management is one of their top priorities in 2005.
IronPort Systems are exhibiting at Infosecurity Europe 2006. Held on the 25th – 27th April 2006 in the Grand Hall, Olympia, this is a must attend event for all IT professionals involved in Information Security.