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When APIs and DevOps Meet Cybersecurity

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Dec 10, 2015.

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    Cybersecurity professionals often complain about the number of disparate tools they’ve deployed on their networks. Ask any enterprise CISOs and he or she will come up with a list of around 60 to 80 various security tools from a myriad of distinct vendors.

    This has become a nagging problem as an enterprise cybersecurity architecture based upon point tools can’t scale and requires way too much operational overhead to maintain. Thus, CISOs are moving in another direction – a tightly-coupled cybersecurity technology architecture based upon software integration.

    I’ve been following this transition for years and always thought it would look something like the departmental application to ERP migration of the 1990s. Oracle, SAP, and lots of professional services built an interoperable software infrastructure connecting applications across the enterprise and soon dominated the market. This is happening in cybersecurity to some extent as ecosystems form around the biggest vendors like Blue Coat, Cisco, IBM, Intel Security, Raytheon, Splunk, Symantec, and Trend Micro.

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