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Taking a Pragmatic Approach to Infrastructure Security for Midsize Enterprises

Published: 30 August 2017

ID: G00333594

Analyst(s): Prateek Bhajanka , Adam Hils , Claudio Neiva


Midsize enterprises are often the victims of opportunistic attacks. With the increase in adoption of cloud and mobility, midsize enterprise I&O leaders should prioritize security hygiene and leverage multifunctional security products and cloud-based security.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Prioritize Security Hygiene First to Mitigate Most Threats
  • Apply a Combination of SMB Multifunction Firewalls and Cloud-Based Services
    • SMB Multifunction Firewalls
    • Cloud-Based Security Services
  • Consider MSSPs and MDR to Augment or Replace the DIY Model

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