Agile ValuesJan Kahmen7 min read

Security Platforms: All-round Protection against Complex Cyber Threats

With such a security platform, you ensure that your cyber security assessments are up to date. This supports your security teams and ensures greater efficiency and collaboration.

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A security platform should optimize your operational efficiency and provide you with cyber security for cloud transformations. That's why the platform integrates vendor-specific features as well as third-party products. At the same time, it automates your tasks and workflows to help you achieve faster and better results.

How a Security Platform Works

Establishing a definition for security software is not easy. In fact, the term security software encompasses a wide range of programs designed to give you more IT security in your day-to-day business. This includes web application security as well as data availability and authentication security. You can choose a security platform that combines various protection goals. This is more efficient than integrating each program individually into your IT landscape. With such a security platform, you ensure that your cyber security assessments are up to date. In this way, you support your security teams and ensure greater efficiency and collaboration. It's based on simplified integration and improved visibility. Although the security platform's features make your day-to-day business safer, you need additional security measures. These can be pentests, for example, which reveal potential security gaps to you. Different testing methods are used: White-, Black- and Grey-Box, which give you insight into how easily cyber criminals can access your data. However, the cost and pricing of a pentest can vary widely. You need to factor this into your security platform investment.

Security Platforms: An Overview of the Different Types

The fact that the definition can be very differentiated for security software is due to the fact that it covers different needs. For this reason, there are different forms of security platform that will help you achieve better cloud security.

1. Platforms for Specific Security Aspects

Good examples of this type of security platform are: Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) and Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW). Each focuses on a specific problem. The goal of the EPP is to stop malicious applications or file-based malware from running. Additionally, the Endpoint Detection and Response function (EDR) can provide further protection against threats. In contrast, NGFW focuses on extending the traditional firewall. It combines application detection, application control and threat intelligence to provide even better protection.

2. SIEM or SOAR Platforms

Security software based on SIEM provides visibility and meaningful insight into the security of your IT infrastructure. To do this, it collects information from various sources, which it then aggregates and analyzes. A SOAR-based solution leverages the features of the SIEM security platform and extends them with key approaches: Threat intelligence and automated incident investigation. If the security software detects issues during vulnerability scanning, it handles them according to the underlying guidance.

3. Portfolio-based Platforms

Security platforms that are based on a portfolio can be easily scaled. For example, they can integrate new mobile applications, which expands the security framework. The focus of such security platforms is broad. This is because it takes equal account of the network, endpoints, the cloud and software applications. Such managed services in cyber security provide you with the highest possible level of automation and accelerate the detection and elimination of threats. Combined with regular infrastructure pentesting, you benefit from a reliable security system. What makes such a security platform particularly interesting is the integration of further technologies. These can be integrated via APIs, for example.

Clever Features for more Security: What a (good) Security Platform can do

An excellent security platform from Turingsecure combines a variety of features for your IT security. In combination with regular pentests, you eliminate potential vulnerabilities and protect yourself from cyber criminals. After all, pentests and red-team assessments are designed to identify common security vulnerabilities rather than test your organization's detection and response capabilities. Clever features of your security platform focus on the OWASP Mobile Top 10 and secure these vulnerabilities. These include the following features:

  • User and object behavior analytics: such features make it possible to detect insider threats. Even complex attacks fall under this. These can normally only be identified through the Red Team assessment or through the six Linux distributions for penetration testing. Machine learning-based analytics form the basis for such security analysis.
  • Threat data: Combine actual incident response deployments with alerts and event data to improve the intelligence of security software.
  • Compliance reports: Regular compliance reports provide visibility into your organization and help you meet regulatory requirements.
  • Event and behavioral analytics: Automate the review of alerts and identify false positives. A holistic view of IT security achieved supports machine learning of systems. It helps identify complex threats.
  • Security analytics: With modern analytics, you can have even large amounts of data automatically searched for problems. Contemporary technology detects correlations and identifies incidents that could harm your business.
  • SIEM: With Security Information and Event Management, the security platform offers you additional protection. It is based on preconfigured rules that the system uses to make threat and vulnerability detection more efficient.
  • SOAR: Security Orchestration, Automation and Response automates your processes. The focus in this case is on threat handling. The best way to do this is to follow standard security recommendations when setting rules. That's why it can be a good idea to build this foundation as part of a smart contract audit. Resource-efficient deployment: Scalable, cost-effective, and fast deployments come in a variety of flavors. Use features like these, and you'll reap long-term benefits from your security measures - even as your business grows rapidly.
  • Workflow and case management: Modern security platforms promote collaboration between security experts, provide transparency, and allow incidents to be viewed in detail.

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