Prioritizing the spend

Budgets are cut and expert resources are limited, but the security demands from the business are higher than ever. Cost management is driving the consolidation of suppliers and technologies as organisations look to trim the number of business partners they deal with and the number of technologies they manage. But the security technology market is very fragmented, and there are typically a large number of security hardware and software products installed in an IT estate. How do you rationalise your vendor suite without opening up gaps in your security profile?