As technology continues to advance, so do security threats. Modern-day attacks are not only smart
and sophisticated, they’re also able to breach the perimeter firewalls that traditional data centres
rely on. As a result, organisations of all sizes are racing to protect sensitive information that
affects both users and the business. And the expenses are adding up.
The high cost of cybercrime includes data centre outages, security breaches, and reputation damage. According to the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data breach rose to $4M in
2016. That’s $158 per stolen record —far beyond what the average IT budget can accommodate.
As IT devotes more time and energy to fighting back against malicious threats, it leaves little left over for innovation. Combined with the pressure to get products and services to market faster than competitors, organisations are expending more resources than ever to keep up. Agility
is a must in the fast-paced digital economy—but without the right security solution, data will
continue to be at risk, and organisations will continue to fall behind.