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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.