Containing Vendor Sprawl: Improve Security, Reduce Risk, and Lower Cost

Date Added: May 2009
Format: PDF

This white paper analyzes the benefits of reducing vendor sprawl associated with security, storage, and system management solutions. Corporate IT systems have grown extremely complex as point products are frequently integrated to address an acute security, system, or storage issue. The short-term integration strategies that tie each product into the overall system architecture save money and network downtime in the near future, but actually result in increased costs over the life of the system. This paper discusses the mounting need for solutions that integrate Security, System, and Storage management (3S).