Advanced Threat Protection is the collection of network security and related defenses deployed to address current and emerging threats. Often, it is not the advanced nature of the threat that is the real risk. IT organization are facing the daunting task of maintaining complex infrastructure as the basis of providing Advanced Threat Protection to their 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 leaders facing significant skill shortages.
Advanced Threat Protection that delivers a powerful set of defenses, in the form of self-maintaining cloud service, is essential to effective security. Customers should expect up-to-date, scalable and optimized infrastructure as the starting point to evaluating Advanced Threat Protection capabilities.