Carter Foster is the Product Marketing Manager at Plixer. He helps security and network teams pinpoint their network needs and understand how Plixer can help. Carter has worked in marketing for nearly a decade and holds a Master’s degree in writing from the University of New Hampshire.
We’ve seen the best-of-breed or single-vendor platform debate unfold for many years. On one hand, you have niche solutions providing a focused approach to cybersecurity. On the other, you have one platform that provides interoperability.
Businesses are seeing a 50% increase in cyberattacks per week. That’s according to a report from Check Point Research, where companies reported a bump in cyberattacks during 2021. The increase is in line with a year-over-year trend of increasing attacks. Though 50% is a staggering figure, it is only 13% higher than Check Point’s 2020s findings.
Recent attacks indicate that energy and utility companies need to increase their security posture sooner rather than later. Because energy companies are so entwined with local and global operations, attackers can see significant financial gains, cause widespread infrastructure disruption, or steal coveted intellectual property.
When we talk about Plixer’s Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostic (NPMD) platform, one of the key features that we highlight is that our solutions use network flow data instead of relying upon the data derived from packet capture. To understand why we’re so passionate about this unique differentiator, it’s useful to understand what network flow data is and how it benefits enterprise NetOps and SecOps teams.