Improving Agility and Reducing Cyber Risks with Business-Driven Security Policy Management and Automation

  • LANGUAGE: English DATE: Thursday, November 02, 2017 TIME: 4:00pm CET, 11:00am EDT, 8:00am PDT
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Improving Agility and Reducing Cyber Risks with Business-Driven Security Policy Management and Automation

Today’s enterprises are under continuous pressure to support new digital transformation initiatives, to adopt modern technologies like the cloud and software-defined data centers (SDDC) and, of course, to stay protected from external and internal cyberthreats. With the increasing pace of business, achieving greater agility and efficiency through automation of business processes is becoming one of the key challenges for IT. Unfortunately, the resulting dramatic increase in complexity of heterogeneous IT infrastructures combined with growing sophistication of modern cyberthreats has made security a real bottleneck to business enablement.

Yet, to a large extent, security management is still manual, relying on teams of experts who are in increasingly short supply. This huge skills gap is one of the major reasons enterprises are not able to address the modern threat landscape and often fall victim to ransomware attacks, security breaches or malicious insiders.

With the explosive growth of mobile workforces and enthusiastic adoption of cloud services as well as the whole new world of IoT, the traditional corporate network perimeter, the proverbial castle wall keeping everything inside secure, is facing challenges never seen before. Instead of a single perimeter we now have thousands of them, with thousands of security products (including firewalls but also much more) to deploy and operate across a distributed heterogeneous IT landscape.

Finding the right balance between strong protection and unhindered productivity is a tough challenge. Ensuring that this balance is constantly maintained across thousands of security controls is even more complicated. Join this KuppingerCole webinar to discuss how a new business-driven approach towards security management and automation can ensure that IT does not become a bottleneck to business agility.

During the webinar, we will cover the following topics:

  • Security challenges of Digital Transformation initiatives
  • Correlation between security risks and business processes
  • Automating the management of security controls across hybrid IT infrastructures
  • Visibility and analysis of network security policies

In the first part of the webinar, Alexei Balaganski, Lead Analyst at KuppingerCole, will present an overview of the security challenges businesses are facing in the age of Digital Transformation, and outline the possible approaches for addressing these challenges in a unified and business-aligned manner.

In the second part, Jeffrey Starr, Chief Marketing Officer at Algosec, will talk in detail about reducing complexity and improving visibility across thousands of security controls on-premises and in the cloud. He will also present his company’s solution for Security Policy Change Management and Automation.


Alexei is an analyst with specific focus on cybersecurity. His deep technical understanding allows him to support customers even with complex architectural and security challenges. Previously he has served as KuppingerCole's CTO. After graduating with an MSc degree in Mathematics and...

Jeffrey Starr brings a proven track record of generating adoption and building market leadership through visionary business strategies, inspired communications and insightful direction for rapid and sustained growth. Mr. Starr has held executive roles at fast-growing companies in information,...

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Through a single pane of glass, the AlgoSec Security Management Solution provides holistic, business-level visibility across the entire network security infrastructure, including business applications and their connectivity flows — in the cloud and across SDN and on-premise networks. With AlgoSec users can auto-discover and migrate application connectivity, proactively analyze risk from the business perspective, tie cyber-attacks to business processes and intelligently automate time-consuming security changes— all with zero-touch, and seamlessly orchestrated across any heterogeneous environment.   

Over 1,800 leading organizations, including 20 of the Fortune 50, have relied on AlgoSec to drive business agility, security and compliance. AlgoSec has provided the industry’s only money-back guarantee since 2005. For more information, visit 

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