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Solid foundation vital for smart security

17 May 2016

When businesses rush to implement new systems and processes in response to modern-day market pressures, they risk becoming vulnerable to potential security threats.

That’s according to Ixia, who says that in order for a business to build a strong, secure network, they need to lay a solid foundation for the architecture to handle rapid changes. 

“In construction, you need architecture and a sound foundation for a solid building,” says Stephen Urquhart, general manager ANZ, Ixia.

“It is the same when building secure networks. Laying a foundation that integrates products and services to address challenges throughout the security lifecycle, such as development, training, monitoring, and defending the network, can strengthen business systems,” he explains.

“This approach, which focuses on the system’s architecture from the outset, can result in greater security and better visibility for more efficient and effective operation,” Urquhart says.

“Better visibility means organisations can spot potential security issues early on and fix them. This will save money as well as protect the company.” 

Urquhart says many malicious cyber attacks are designed to leverage vulnerabilities arising from defects in networks and software.

“By getting the design right through the use of security architecture, such as Ixia’s IxSecure, organisations can lay the foundation needed to minimise potential defects early in the development or implementation phase,” he says.

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