It’s a time of digital headway. The government’s flagship Digital India program envisages the creation of a digitally invested economy and e-governance and services on-demand to expand access of information as well as resources for citizens.
Moreover, the current pandemic, Covid-19 has further accelerated the digitisation wave across the country. Small, medium and large enterprises all are a trivial pillar of digital India. With more & more businesses/organizations turning online, the target points for cyber-attacks within the economy are increasing. Thus, the essentiality to deploy cybersecurity products within their IT infrastructure becomes evident.
Large enterprises that already have things in place are truly concerned about the increasing no. of security vendors in their IT infrastructure. The increment is subject to a rise in endpoints, cloud deployments and threat complexity. Subsequently, they are witnessing an annual increase of 8-9% in cybersecurity budget.
It all has been an outcome due to missing sync in growth of cybersecurity industry with the operational problems faced by the end consumers. As the new security challenges arose, the industry remained too focused on bringing the best solution for it. Eventually, it led to the offering of stand-alone products for every need, not only making it difficult for corporate IT teams to manage them on day to day basis but also shooting up the investment.
As an example, in order to protect different spaces like office network, cloud and remote, below are some of the commonly deployed products. Next Generation Firewall for Perimeter Security, End Point Security for protection of endpoints, Deception to deceive the infiltrated attackers, SD-WAN for Wan Optimizations, Hotspot Gateway for Guest User Management, DLP Tools to prevent leakage of information, MDM for mobile devices, CASB to enforce access permissions between cloud service consumers & cloud service providers, Virtual Firewall for cloud-hosted security, email security tools and so on.
Hence in order to solve the cost and management issue, enterprises are looking out for alternatives to achieve it. Cost-cutting has also become a prime agenda due to Covid19. On the other side, small and medium enterprises still majorly function with unprotected digital assets due to the lack of capital investment. Moreover, the increasing trend in annual security expenses further catalyses them to remain reluctant towards adoption of security solutions.
Therefore, at this juncture, it is crucial to make security affordable and simple. The convergence of different products is inevitable. And hence unified security as a service is the key to win.
Basics Of Unified Security
Unified security gateway enables organizations to manage and safeguard their entire assets by means of a single window. It acts as One Product for one organization and therefore offers comprehensive end-end security. Further, it not only cuts down the capital investment significantly but also eases the management.
Since it can be managed via one interface and hence organizations are also not bound to employ the IT staff at every branch level. These indirect savings could be utilized to onboard more people in other growth associated departments. The IT research and advisory leader, Gartner, has also recently introduced a new category called SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) for vendors bringing transformation in the security market via Unified Security.
We at WiJungle had a very limpid vision from day 1 i.e. not to be another new stand-alone player in the market and increase the pain of end-customers. The empathy for the IT guys kicked us to be in the right direction and pursue the goal of the All-In-One solution, which is the future of the next decade.
India being a price-sensitive market, simple and cost-effective cybersecurity is the need of the hour. Availability of unified security as a service will help the country to deeply penetrate within the SME segment. As a nation, it’s must to adopt the unified security architecture and not let security apprehensions destabilize the growth probabilities of businesses and users. Security can help us in constructing an unflinching digital India.