Budgets are tight everywhere. And IT security is no exception. But you are still expected to support a wide range of new initiatives to enable top line growth and greater profitability. You need a security vendor that lets you safely deliver these initiatives while reducing complexity and controlling costs.
Consolidating your security with a single vendor is a good place to start. Not only do you get a single source for updates, upgrades, and support, but using a single vendor to protect multiple points in your network can actually improve your protection. Correlating threat intelligence across your network strengthens your defenses and, integrates visibility and control—reducing administration and remediation expenses.
Deploying security that supports your virtualization and cloud initiatives can also lower cost and complexity. Using virtualization-aware security for your virtual machines can maximize performance and increase your consolidation ratios, ultimately accelerating your virtualization and cloud ROI. And you can deploy your security as a virtual appliance or from the cloud to further leverage the agility and costs savings of virtualization and the cloud.
Look for a security vendor who can help you:
Lower your infections by 73% and spend 30% less time on management with consolidated security based on a cloud-client architecture. See the measurable cost savings uncovered by Forrester Research in a recent total economic impact study (PDF).
Compare the cost of your traditional security to the projected cost of consolidating with one vendor on a new cloud-client security model. Use this new TCO calculator to help you measure potential benefits for your business.
An integrated content security solution across web, messaging, and endpoint reduces infections and saves costs. Osterman Research highlights how this approach provides immediate protection now in a sustainable architecture for the future in this whitepaper (PDF).
Analyst firm Osterman Research confirms that switching from gateway appliances or software to virtual security appliances saves 48% – 54%. See how much you can save using our ROI calculator.
Give your performance a 60% lift with the industry’s leanest endpoint security and you could save thousands. See what you can gain in a year with our cost savings calculator.