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Businesses know they need cybersecurity, but it seems like a new acronym and system is popping up every day. Professionals that aren’t actively researching these technologies can struggle to keep up. As the cybersecurity landscape becomes more complicated, organizations are desperate to simplify it. Frustrated with the inefficiencies that come with using multiple vendors for cybersecurity, often stemming from a lack of integration of a heterogenous security stack, approximately 75% of organizations are looking to consolidate their cybersecurity technology in 2022 — a 29% increase from 2020.

Surprisingly, reducing spend isn’t the number one goal for these organizations.

Of the businesses that are consolidating, 65% are doing so to improve their risk posture. Having more cybersecurity tools means a larger threat surface. And when cybersecurity products don’t integrate easily, businesses end up with gaps in their protection.

Why Companies Need To Consolidate Cybersecurity Technology

Not only does consolidating cybersecurity tools provide a better ROI over the long run, but it also offers additional benefits.

Improves Analytics

XDR improves analytics because it offers visibility from a single pane of glass, increasing the amount of context that analysts get as they evaluate the network’s security posture. Because they’re getting more context, the security team can make better data-driven decisions and remediate issues faster. The improved analytics also simplifies maintenance and integrations, limiting gaps in an organization’s security infrastructure that could allow threats to penetrate the network.

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