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Nov 15, 2023

An Integrative Cybersecurity Strategy is Better – Here’s Why


The nature of cybersecurity is such that organizations can approach it from a variety of different angles. The Hillstone Networks approach is to apply an integrative strategy that combines multiple technologies and solutions in a holistic way. Just as holistic healthcare is a better approach to maintaining good health overall, we believe that an integrative cybersecurity strategy is a better approach to keeping clouds and networks safe.

In the absence of an integrative strategy, gaps are inevitable. The problem with gaps is that they put organizations at risk – sometimes without said organizations even knowing it. Identifying and closing those gaps often leads to greater complexity because the non-integrative system is essentially a patchwork of tools and solutions that do not work in a cohesive way.

We believe there is a better way to do cybersecurity. That better way is the integrative strategy. The Hillstone Networks strategy is built on three key things: coverage, control, and consolidation.

They Are the Core Tenets

We consider coverage, control, and consolidation the core tenets of what we do. Beginning with coverage, it is no secret that the modern technology environment includes an endless number of components that range from clouds to servers to software. Every component needs to be covered. Every component needs to be fully integrated within an organization’s cybersecurity solutions.

Cybersecurity is enhanced when control is maintained. The best way to maintain control is to combine the most effective solutions in a holistic way, regardless of the age or popularity of the solutions themselves. Security comes first. Control should never be sacrificed in exchange for the latest and most trendy solutions.

In terms of consolidation, an integrative cybersecurity strategy seeks to replace individual solutions with combined solutions that reduce attack surfaces, reduce complexity, and further mitigate threats.

How We Do It

How does Hillstone Networks implement an integrative strategy? First, we step back to get a clear view of an organization’s cybersecurity needs. We look at every detail. We assess infrastructure, workloads, software, and even users. Then we address the following:

  • Current Risk – A thorough assessment helps us to understand an organization’s current risk level. Furthermore, we help prioritize risks in terms of immediate needs for remediation. From there we can develop a strategy to mitigate risks one at a time.
  • Security Controls – We recommend a variety of security controls that can be combined and implemented to protect networks and clouds. Solutions can include everything from firewalls to cloud workload protection platforms (CWPPs).
  • Operations – The integrative strategy includes establishing operations for ongoing monitoring and threat response. Operations are heavily reliant on network and extended detection and response solutions.
  • Intelligence – With everything in place, an integrative cybersecurity strategy turns to ongoing intelligence that keeps organizations informed about all the latest threats. Intelligence can also be used to develop new security measures and controls that adapt and respond to new attack vectors.

Hillstone Networks is committed to the integrative approach to cybersecurity because we think it is a better approach. By viewing cybersecurity in a holistic way, we are able to design and deploy a cohesive system that we believe increases security while also improving visibility, reducing risk, maximizing compliance, and making the entire cybersecurity equation more efficient.

We invite you to contact us to learn more about the Hillstone Networks integrative cybersecurity strategy. Our team would be more than happy to explain both our approach to cybersecurity and the state-of-the-art technology solutions we offer. The more you know about integrative cybersecurity, the more we think you will agree that it is a better way to keep your network or cloud secure.