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How Integrated Security Platforms Are Redefining Defense

Cato Networks' CEO Shlomo Kramer on the Benefits of Integrated Security Platforms
Shlomo Kramer, co-founder and CEO, Cato Networks

As threats become more sophisticated, the demand for integrated security platforms is at an all-time high. This demand is driven by the operational inefficiencies of traditional security models, said Shlomo Kramer, co-founder and CEO, Cato Networks.

"The security industry has really focused on point products, and there's a growing number of point products. But because the sophistication of attacks, number of assets, and integrating these into a solution that works for the organization is becoming inefficient operationally, this has really got to change," Kramer said.

The benefits of adopting an integrated platform are many, particularly from the point of view of operational cost. "You don't need to own the equipment. You don't need to maintain it. You don't need to patch it, to scale it. We do all of that," Kramer said. This model not only simplifies the management of security resources but also accelerates the pace at which organizations can execute their digital strategies, he added.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Kramer also discussed:

  • The benefits of a unified platform approach;
  • The effects that IoT and endpoint integration have on network security;
  • How platforms can enable companies to scale their operations.

Kramer is a network security expert and a serial entrepreneur. He co-founded Check Point Software, which created the first commercial firewall, and Imperva, which developed the web application firewall. Kramer also made early investments in enterprise software companies including Palo Alto Networks, Trusteer and Gong.

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Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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