Platform security definition
Platform security is a security process used to ensure the safety of a computing platform, including its architecture, software, and procedures. The encryption of a computing platform’s hardware, network, software, and services is what keeps it safe. The encryption utilizes packed and unified security software, methods, and processes for optimal security. In contrast to a layered security approach, where every layer/system is responsible for its own security, platform security protects all the components and layers of a platform as a whole. This allows for the usage of several applications/services to secure various levels of an IT infrastructure without the need to implement numerous separate security procedures.
Benefits of platform security:
- Provides complete protection from attacks throughout the threat environment and in every layer of the enterprise’s software.
- Decreases the amount of time spent on threat detection.
- Companies get better security visibility.
- One enterprise-wide security context simplifies security stacks.
- Eliminating multiple-point security solutions saves on expense and the security footprint.
- Better regulation and direction of security measures.
Uses of platform security:
- Threat hunting. These solutions simplify integrations with the rest of the security stack and enhance the security operations center (SOC) with features like automated watch lists and cloud-native threat intelligence. Because of this, businesses are better able to defend themselves against sophisticated hacking attempts.
- Safeguards against ransomware. Platform security monitors ransomware event streams to prevent new attacks. These solutions can also trap file-less and unknown ransomware before the payload is deployed, stopping attacks on valuable files.
- Anti-virus replacement. Platform security decreases vulnerability to continuous and advanced threats, allowing enterprises to quickly neutralize virus attacks.
Types of security platforms:
- SIEM platforms based on security information and event management.
- SOAR platforms based on security orchestration, automation, and response.
- Portfolio-based integration platforms.