“Defense-in-Depth” and the Distributed Gateway Platform
The phrase “defense-in-depth,” as it’s understood on the battlefield, references fortification strategies from an aggressive enemy intrusion. While this may seem like an extreme characterization in the context of IT, the front lines for conflict in the digital age now lay at the network gateway. Unfortunately, on today’s virtual battlefield, the enemy is constantly advancing.
With new malware and ransomware attacks – not to mention data breaches on an epic scale – making headlines on a regular basis, cybersecurity is practically impossible to assure. While no approach is going to guarantee security across networks and devices, taking a strategic approach to IT defense not unlike those taken in real-world combat is the best course to success.
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