Macmon secure survey: companies promise significant benefits from an easier coupling of security products German companies wish for closer cooperation of the manufacturer of IT security solutions. Of them, they promise easier integration conditions with faster implementation and lower operating expenses according to a survey of the macmon secure GmbH. Currently only a quarter positively the integration capability of the security solutions of more than 150 surveyed IT managers in the medium-sized and large companies. They are, after all, still largely sufficient for another third. But with 44 percent, nearly half of the respondents criticized that the different necessary solutions generally only elaborately each other pair can. As the biggest shortcoming of low ability to integrate three of five companies call an increased launch costs and increased expenditure on investment.
But also adverse effects for the operation and administration of conditions include opinion of 56 Percent to the consequences of a reduction of the investment security in addition. Slightly less than half believes that the integration limits can trigger security weaknesses. Confirmation of regular consultation experiences macmon secure Managing Director Christian Bucker regards these results. Many security solutions focus too much on specific problems, which often means the implementation of individual solutions, the are hard or merge only with great effort of the project allow. At the same time subtle security vulnerabilities can hide in the interplay of the different island solutions.” He sees also the users obligation but in addition to the manufacturers.
“You need to not only an integrated apply their security concepts, but also aggressively articulate to be derived from this integration requirements to the products compared to the manufacturers.” Clear ideas, are actually also already on the part of the user companies. So, they would at the individual security solutions an extensive range of interfaces and inclusive designed product philosophies. Also a closer communication of the manufacturers themselves, so that they coordinate for an easier coupling of their solutions, is one of the demands of the user. More wishes, although formulated only by significantly less than the half are greater involvement of customers in product development and more cross-product standardization. More integration but by no means is a greater focus on individual manufacturers who offer several connectable security products for Bucker. Each provider has a certain specialization with appropriate strengths, which however are generally not across the entire portfolio.” When everything from a hand get the downside could arise that better integration will bought by compromise on the level of service.