Security Policy Orchestration and Automation to Lead Next-Generation Cybersecurity for Enterprises

27 Jun 2016

Enterprises will now no longer manually react to cyber events after they happen but will instead use systems to proactively plan and automatically respond. Security policy orchestration sits at the core of the transition from static defense to agile and adaptive response, with ABI Research forecasting it to hit $1 billion in its global revenues by 2020.

“Orchestration is an evolutionary step toward organizational cyber resiliency, a conceptual architecture for maintaining business functions and operations despite adverse cyber conditions,” says Michela Menting, Research Director at ABI Research. “While orchestration platforms are relatively new in the market, their focus on automating management and change is crucial for the future enterprise faced with myriads of expanding digital opportunities: BYOD, cloud adoption and the IoT.”

Security policies act as the language for controlling autonomic systems, and orchestration platforms are the ideal medium for them to do so. Entrenched network security companies are increasingly offering orchestration for their product base: FireEye, ForeScout, Tufin, Tripwire, among others. Newer firms, such as Phantom, are investing in the market from a unique orchestration perspective.

The security policy orchestration market is striving to simplify the complex management of next-generation network security through automation. “With enterprises facing expansion into new technology domains and increasingly advanced threat scenarios, orchestration will transform cybersecurity into an autonomic and truly dynamic discipline,” concludes Menting.

These findings are from ABI Research’s Security Policy Orchestration and Automation. This report is part of the company’s Digital Security and Enterprise IT & OT Convergence sectors, which include research, data, and analyst insights.

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