Attack Surface Management Requires Deep Intelligence Both Inside and Outside the Firewall

Businesses are undergoing a digital transformation demanding rapid migration to the cloud and expanded adoption of web, mobile, and social platforms. These initiatives are expanding organizations' digital presence far beyond their internal network, exposing the limitations of network security controls like firewalls, DLP, and network monitoring. According to the Verizon Data Breach report, external-facing web applications, into which network security tools lack visibility, comprised the vector category most commonly exploited in hacking-related breaches. 

This transformation was already challenging long-held views of cybersecurity when it was sent into hyperdrive by COVID-19. Almost overnight, workforces and business operations were decentralized and flung all over the world even farther than before, widening protection gaps and turning security protocols on their heads.

This digital transformation has grown the enterprise digital attack surface and dramatically broadened the spectrum of threats and vulnerabilities that can affect the average organization. Sophisticated APTs and petty cybercriminals alike threaten businesses' safety, targeting their data, brand, IP, systems, and people. Today, 375 new threats emerge each minute

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