Gartner has defined the Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (CSMA) as a top strategic trend for 2022 to help organizations move toward a more scalable and interoperable approach to security. CSMA aims at simplifying and improving corporate cybersecurity by providing a framework for discrete security solutions to collaborate on common goals.
One of the greatest security challenges that organizations face is security silos. Many companies deploy a range of point security solutions with the goal of addressing specific security risks. As a result, security architectures become complex and difficult to monitor and manage, leading to missed detections and delayed responses.
CSMA is a concept developed by Gartner to help companies move past siloed security to a more collaborative and flexible approach to security. CSMA is designed to make security more composable and scalable by modularizing security functions and enabling them to interoperate through a set of supportive layers. By making security more cohesive and collaborative, CSMA enables an organization to achieve better security with fewer resources.
This approach to security is well-suited to the shift towards hybrid, multi-cloud environments where organizations may need to deploy consistent security across diverse, evolving, and expanding IT environments. By defining a framework in which discrete security solutions can work together towards common goals, CSMA enables a more collaborative, flexible, and scalable approach to meeting evolving security needs.
CSMA is designed to provide a scalable, interoperable, and composable framework for various security controls and solutions to interoperate more effectively. CSMA’s foundational layers define core security goals and functions that various security solutions can collaborate to achieve.
CSMA defines four foundational layers, including:
CSMA defines foundational layers that allow security solutions to better work together. This provides a number of security benefits to the organization, including:
Some of the key points and goals of CSMA include:
At its core, CSMA is geared toward simplifying security architecture by encouraging collaboration and integration of a corporate security architecture. Check Point Infinity provides consolidated security across an organization’s entire IT environment, enabling centralized security management and integrated threat prevention and response.
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