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USE CASE

DEFENSIVE STACK OPTIMIZATION

Managing security tools and configurations to optimize defense and budget is a challenge for security architects. Getting a handle on what the tools in their stack can truly deliver and keeping track of tool capabilities and configurations is a laborious process. It is a process that can also create blind spots in two ways. First, they often lack visibility to assess how to fill key gaps with the existing tool set and data to justify security investments for new tools.  

Second, tool information is seldom tracked in one place because multiple people are leveraging different tools to get to one outcome – and if one person leaves, that information leaves with them. Tidal Cyber provides transparency of this entire process to the entire organization so that it can live on independent of the people operating the tools.

Oneway Tidal Cyber addresses these challenges are by automating defensive stack optimization based on the organization’s sector-specific threat profile. We map the coverage of existing security tools set and configurations, determine the unique value each tool brings, identify areas of redundancy and gaps, and make recommendations to achieve optimization. 

With an approach that focuses on actual threats to the organization, security architects can optimize coverage of current tools with configuration changes, assess the value of new tools against threats of concern, make a data-driven case for investing in new tools, and save money by eliminating redundancies and retiring tools.  

How can Tidal Cyber help?

Uses the organization’s sector-specific threat profile as a baseline to map coverage of the existing security tool set and configurations 

Conducts analysis to determine the unique value each tool brings  

Shows extent of stack diversification to identify areas of redundancy and gaps 

Recommends actions to achieve defensive stack optimization 

Benefits and Outcomes

  • Automates defensive stack optimization 
  • Delivers visibility into what existing tools are doing and how to better configure for protection  
  • Simplifies and accelerates ability to identify and fill gaps 
  • Provides data to justify security investment decisions
  • Optimize resources by focusing on actual threats to the organization 
  • Understand the coverage provided by tools in the existing stack 
  • Quickly assess the value that configuration changes and new tools could provide in defending against threats of concern
  • Make a case for investing in new tools based on data-driven comparisons 
  • Save money by streamlining the security stack