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Security Analytics-A Solution to Overcome Tedious Manual Processes
While enterprise IT infrastructures are becoming increasingly complex, analytics tools are being put to use by businesses in various industries. These tools have been built to assist forecasters to better detect and respond to cyber threats. With a rising amount of data and the emergence of new threats, companies are discovering ways to make themselves efficient and secure.
One of the key challenges facing most of the organizations is that the security analysis is still a manual activity. At the very first place, the data that is received is from diverse sources and then manual tools are used to monitor the problems.
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Thus, a lot of time is spent on everyday actions rather than long-term strategies. Also, if these threats are not dealt with properly they can have an impact on a company’s market reputation, operations, and customer trust. So having the right security analytic tools in place will provide more visibility for security teams into addressing major cybersecurity threats and handling huge volumes of past data to offer an improved context for responders. These analytics tools are not destined to swap existing cybersecurity measures but rather complement them by providing a more inclusive view of the security stance of an IT organization.
With increasingly advanced and persistent attacks, the future of cybersecurity will be more challenging and intricate. As a result, organizations have to rethink their cybersecurity concepts and have to adopt new generation security analytics solutions that are capable to collect, store, and analyze vast amounts of security data across the enterprise in real time.
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