How Osquery Will Change The Fragmented Security Market

 The Current State of Enterprise Security: Fragmentation and Fatigue

In a recent blog post, we discussed some of the issues with proprietary agents and the challenges they pose to enterprises. For example, most security solutions deploy separate and proprietary agents for audit/compliance, threat detection, vulnerability detection and incident response.

Solution silos with proprietary agents result in significant performance issues, escalating licensing costs, conflicts with other services running on the endpoints, maintenance headaches, difficulties with upgrades, and certification issues.

Moreover, it is difficult for most enterprises to break away from this paradigm, resulting in an array of point solutions implemented to cover the desired security functions across varied computing environments.

Current State of Enterprise Security Architecture

Because of this, most enterprises suffer from three main challenges in addition to agent fatigue:

  1. Siloed Solutions with Proprietary Interfaces: If you deployed several different solutions, your team has to learn how to use these solutions, each with its unique UI and data representation. Compounding this problem, you are adding more points of integration, more points of failure, and more sources collecting, creating, and manipulating data, which only adds to infrastructure complexity. Hiring, training, securing and monitoring are hard enough for one solution.  
  2. Operational Challenges: Security teams striving for operational efficiency are challenged with multiple solution silos, as expertise in one solution silo does not extend to another due to the proprietary nature of the solutions. This is a major concern for most organizations given the current industry shortage of cybersecurity skills.
  3. Isolated Threat Intel: Each solution silo ingests (Read more…)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Uptycs Blog authored by Ganesh Pai. Read the original post at: https://www.uptycs.com/blog/how-osquery-will-change-the-fragmented-security-market