5 Requirements of the Unstoppable Enterprise
The world’s essential organizations need to have the best cybersecurity, performance and network visibility solutions.
When the world relies on your organization to run flawlessly—whether you’re keeping the money supply flowing, protecting elections, connecting broadband communications across geographies or maintaining dozens of intensive care units—a secure, high-performance digital ecosystem is no longer optional. It’s an obligation.
Supporting world-class performance, security and availability at enterprise scale is critical. Yet as digital ecosystems become exponentially more distributed and complex, point solutions that were designed to address targeted network use cases or isolated security problems have become inadequate to comprehensively manage issues of cyber risk, mission-critical applications and unified communications experience.
Enterprises the world can’t live without are by definition essential. To remain essential in 2023 and beyond, they must also become unstoppable. This requires chief information officers and chief information security officers to elevate their expectations of what security, performance and visibility solutions must do, and how they must work together to manage complexity.
Consider these five requirements for an unstoppable enterprise.
Your qualifications should include:
- Network visibility that is broad—covering legacy and hybrid cloud environments, applications and all end users—as well as deep: right down to the packet level.
Why it’s critical: Network packets hold the absolute truth of a potential breach or network problem and are the ultimate point of convergence between performance and security.
- The ability to conduct real-time, root-cause visibility and automated analysis across any network, any cloud, any data center, or any application, at any time.
Why it’s critical: Bad actors need to connect to your network to gain access to the information they want, and the network remains the only place an attacker can’t hide.
- The power to produce business analytics using real-time data that is well-structured and highly contextual.
Why it’s critical: When critical infrastructure or millions of users are relying on you, you need to have the answers at your fingertips so you’re ready to act.
- The ability to make the deepest and broadest data actionable at massive enterprise scale.
Why it’s critical: Unstoppable enterprises must proactively identify areas of complexity and fragility to adequately protect service quality and digital user experience.
- Network and security capabilities that scale with growth as your organization moves to 25-, 50-, 100-gigabit networking—and beyond.
Why it’s critical: The only thing more predictable than death and taxes is data growth. Any network visibility or security solution must follow and be capable of meeting those rates, or it risks becoming obsolete.
To truly be unstoppable, today’s large enterprises can’t choose between performance and security. Your organization must be equally secure and innovative, cautious and opportunistic, and as impenetrable as it is open to new ideas. With a visibility platform that’s more rigorous, uncompromising and powerful, your enterprise can address network performance and cybersecurity issues before they become problems that stand in the way of these objectives.
CEOs, boards, employees, partners and, most importantly, customers continue to raise their expectations. As an unstoppable enterprise, your digital ecosystem must rise to the occasion as well.
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