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Designing an Adaptive Security Architecture for Protection From Advanced Attacks

Published: 12 February 2014

ID: G00259490

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald , Peter Firstbrook


Enterprises are overly dependent on blocking and prevention mechanisms that are decreasingly effective against advanced attacks. Comprehensive protection requires an adaptive protection process integrating predictive, preventive, detective and response capabilities.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Critical Competencies of an Adaptive Protection Architecture
  • Security Protection as a Continuous Process
  • Continuous Monitoring and Analytics Is at the Core of the Adaptive Protection Architecture
  • Six Key Inputs Into the Adaptive Protection Architecture
  • 12 Critical Capabilities of an Adaptive Protection Process
    • Capabilities Must Work Together as a System
  • Evaluating Vendors and Solutions Against This Architecture

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