- Virtualization’s continued journey across the enterprise led inevitably to security
- Enhanced security benefits using virtualization are powerful and compelling
- Virtualization takes the security responsibility off users and delivers control to IT
Detection-based security doesn’t work. It’s an exhausted concept. The battle’s been waged for 30 years and the cyber criminals won. Why? Because detection will never be successful—in fact, it’s mathematically certain to fail—so why don’t we ditch it once and for all and try an approach that’s proven to work? We want you to relax.
Virtualization on the march across the enterprise.
Virtualization is becoming the new security superstar. It has systematically conquered one enterprise technology area after another. It delivers efficiency, agility, scale, and risk reduction, with a highly-successful track record dating back nearly 50 years. Virtualization has fundamentally improved the following enterprise IT capabilities:
- Network Operations
- DevOps Provisioning
- Cloud Services
- and now … Security!
Virtualization-based security is a rock-solid approach. The benefits are clear. Application isolation and control is possible because of virtualization and can be easily deployed and used because standard hardware is ready.
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Stop polymorphic and zero-day threats.
Detection makes mistakes. As a result, cyber criminals always have the advantage. This also applies to “hot” industry technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. All detection-based vendors tout “99-point-something” percent effectiveness against malware, a figure that’s inadequate at enterprise scale, leading to thousands of threats missed over the course of a year.
Bromium closes this persistent “One-Percent Gap” once and for all. Only application isolation and control can keep enterprises safe, by containerizing threats and keeping them away from the operating system, the file system, and the internal network. Protection’s enforced down at the hardware level, with a miniscule attack surface and an escape-proof resume, rather than residing in yet another vulnerable layer of software.
Stop the endless crisis patch-management treadmill.
Software vulnerabilities will always exist. Patching is reactive by nature and always lags current threats, by weeks, months, or even more. Microsoft’s recent WannaCry patch released last spring addressed vulnerabilities dating all the way back to Windows XP!
Best practice patching typically entails a 12-week cycle (Verizon DBIR 2017), exposing huge windows of vulnerability—and only about 1/3 of enterprises even meet this incredible cycle-time standard! At best, patching is time-consuming and disruptive; typically, each patch only solves a tiny portion of the overall security problem—plus, it’s a never-ending cycle of constantly playing catch-up as new vulnerabilities are discovered!
Stop shifting the security burden to end users.
End users are the weakest link in your security chain. Cyber criminals rely on social engineering to sidestep your defenses (e.g. open this invoice, download this file). Users can’t make security-based decisions 100% of the time.
It takes just one user and one unprotected click to breach the enterprise. Rather than restrict online behavior, allow them to click with confidence. Their activities are protected by isolation and micro-virtualization. Since a complete kill-chain analysis is recorded within the protected container, the business protected and useful threat intelligence is gathered.
Stop wasting time and money on detection.
Unlike detection-based approaches that always add expense, virtualization-based security turns the table.
- Fewer breaches to triage, investigate, and remediate
- Fewer trouble tickets attributed to malware-compromised or disabled computers
- Reduced costs from compromised critical assets and irreplaceable intellectual property loss
- Breachless threat intelligence: allowing you to shift to proactive security rather than reactive security
- Improved CPU performance as virtualization optimizes performance and times out services that aren’t immediately in use
Take the leap and join those who’ve sworn-off the ineffective detect-to-protect notion and jumped aboard the virtualization-based security train. It’s the security wave of the future and if you’re like our current customers, it will help you relax!
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This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Michael Rosen. Read the original post at: Bromium