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Q&A: Why Non-Security Vendors Think They Can Win The Security Platform Push

Companies like SAP that are not rooted in security believe they can team up with hot security startups like CounterTack to win in the security platform market. Here's why.

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Jumping In The Ring

Many security vendors are looking to dominate the market with a platform-based approach. However, they aren't the only ones. Vendors outside the security space are also looking to jump on the security platform train, teaming up with security vendors to bring an integrated security approach to the enterprise. One recent example of that is a partnership between SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2) and CounterTack, under which the endpoint security company received an investment from NS2 and the two companies plan to integrate their technologies. The result is a growing security platform, centering on the SAP HANA technology. In an interview with CRN, SAP NS2 President Mark Testoni and CounterTack's vice president of marketing, Thomas Bain, talk about why the security platform of the future might not come from a security vendor after all.

 
 
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