Advanced Threat Protection is the collection of network security and related defenses deployed to address current and emerging threats. Often, it’s not the advanced nature of the threat that’s the real risk, but rather IT having to face the daunting task of maintaining complex infrastructure as the basis of providing protection to users. Following simple best practices like network segmentation, keeping software up to date, monitoring and detecting unauthorized cloud usage (Shadow IT), and deploying multi-factor authentication – to name a few – represent a real hurdle for IT facing significant skill shortages.
Advanced Threat Protection in the form of a self-maintaining cloud service, is essential for effective security. Customers should expect up-to-date, scalable and optimized infrastructure as the starting point in evaluating Advanced Threat Protection capabilities.