Push To The Platform
A trend that started in 2016, vendors in 2017 will look to provide a full security platform. While some companies are doing that across security categories, such as Symantec, McAfee, Fortinet and Sophos, others are looking to build platforms within a specific segment, such as providing a full offering for endpoint security that covers protection, detection and incident response.
For solution providers, platforms help them address the growing complexity around security, provide an integrated solution, increase automation and meet emerging threats head on, said Derek Manky, chief security strategist at Fortinet.
As companies look to have those platform visions take shape in 2017, we can expect to see investments in organic innovation and potentially even some acquisitions to round out portfolios.