What is a Cyber Security Architecture?

A cyber security architecture combines security software and appliance solutions, providing the infrastructure for protecting an organization from cyber attacks. The cyber security architecture should be able to adapt to the evolving cyber threat landscape as organizations engage in digital transformation initiatives and expand IT services beyond the traditional perimeter. With cyber threats existing inside and outside the security perimeter, it has become essential for a security architecture to be based on a Zero Trust framework.

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What is a Cyber Security Architecture?

Why is a cyber security architecture needed?

A cyber security architecture is the foundation of an organization’s defense against cyber threats, and ensures that all components of its IT infrastructure are protected. Environments that are secured by a cyber security architecture include:

  • Cloud
  • Networks
  • IoT
  • Endpoints
  • Mobile

 

When a cyber security architecture adheres to all seven principles of the Zero Trust security model (devices, people, data, networks, workload, automation & orchestration, visibility & analytics) an enterprise can secure data and IT resources wherever they reside.

Protection across the entire IT infrastructure

Pre-emptive threat prevention technology is the key to a modern cyber security architecture blocking sophisticated attacks before damage can be inflicted. An organization needs to be able to predict and block unknown malware, as well as known malware, to deliver consistent protection across the entire IT infrastructure.

 

Small business and large enterprises should adopt a consolidated cyber security architecture to protect their most critical assets from advanced cyber attacks.

A holistic approach for creating a cyber security architecture

By employing dozens of vendors’ point security solutions organizations inadvertently create a patchwork security architecture. The added complexity potentially undermines an organization’s overall security and results in a higher TCO. By taking a holistic approach to building a cyber security architecture, organizations can close security gaps, reduce risk, and increase operational efficiency. This multi-layered, holistic approach to cyber security is referred to as a consolidated security architecture.

Benefits of a consolidated cyber security architecture

A consolidated cyber security architecture:

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Check Point Infinity is the first modern, consolidated, cyber security architecture built to prevent sophisticated Fifth Generation attacks across networks, cloud deployments, endpoints, mobile and IoT devices. Check Point’s entire portfolio of security solutions can be managed through a single pane of glass and adheres to all seven Zero Trust principles. Check Point ThreatCloud, the world’s largest cyber threat intelligence database, leverages AI and powers the dozens of threat prevention engines employed by Infinity.

 

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