Cybersecurity is growing as one of the hottest domains for enterprises to invest in this Digital Age. The security implications for enterprises have augmented with the on-demand access to ubiquitous data, accelerated adoption of digital platforms, widespread acceptance of remote working, and a drastic rise in Cloud-based services and infrastructure. This has also elevated the use of emerging technologies such as AI/ML, Predictive Defense, and Hybrid Cloud deployments. This has raised the capabilities for Cybersecurity product companies.
To understand the rapidly evolving Cybersecurity roadmap of enterprises, the inherent challenges, and how Service Providers and enterprises can help bridge the value chasm, we spoke to Nitesh Sinha, Founder & CEO, Sacumen, to gather his perspectives.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
Connected ecosystems and digitization have rocketed the volume of connected devices. With connected spheres, data volumes have spiked, thereby escalating the need for more robust security frameworks. Enterprises today, understand the need for upkeeping with superior security systems for threat-proof and safe digitized environments. Sacumen solves these problems through the development of innovative Cybersecurity products and Connectors. Additionally, specializes in working with Security Product Companies. We are working with 50+ Security Product Companies such as Symantec, Palo Alto Networks, Varonis, AlienVault, IBM, CA Technologies, ThreatConnect, SecurityScorecard, ForgeRock, Trend Micro, BigID, Flashpoint, etc. in the areas of Connector Development, Connector Support, and Product Engineering
IAM is the realm of IT Ops whereas next-generation SIEMs continue to focus on security. Both technologies have advanced in sophistication over the last decade and organizations are now bi-directionally integrating them.
Sacumen provides full responsibility of connectors development and support for the Cybersecurity product companies, thereby helping the clients integrate their products across categories such as SIEM, IAM, SOAR, Ticketing Systems, Incident Response, Cloud Applications, Cloud Monitoring, Threat Intelligence Feed, Endpoint Security, Cloud Storage, DevOps, GRC, Vulnerability Management, Authentication, among others. Till date, Sacumen has built more than 750+ connectors.
The major challenges that CS product companies face are limited technical expertise and knowledge of parser framework, lengthy cycle time for new product releases, and product supportability challenges. Sacumen works with customers across the product development life cycle from the innovation phase to the sunset of the product which includes product engineering initiatives such as new version development, QA Automation, UI/UX, Management Platform development, etc. The company also develops new parser frameworks for enterprises and provide L2/L3 support and bug fixing in order to reduce the operational cost and cycle time for new connector release.
In general, to pass security audits, firms use security compliance software to document their compliance with Cybersecurity regulations. Information Security and Compliance teams can use these tools to assess and manage their security processes. Sacumen helps to develop Cybersecurity products that help in compliance assessment and provide a snapshot of the compliance health of an enterprise.
The first question that comes to our clients when they think about integrating their products with other products is how to get access to the target products, license, and documentation. This is a problem Sacumen solves for its clients. Sacumen’s strong partner ecosystem of 210+ companies helps our clients to accelerate their Engineering initiatives.
The greater focus would be on reducing the Connector development timeline by 55 to 60%. In addition, enhancing Sacumen’s specialized Automation framework to test the products and solutions at a faster pace with greater accuracy. Lastly, build newer capabilities for 2 products — CaaS (Connectors as a Service) and DaaS (Desktop as a Service).
As digital transformation accelerates and enterprise spending to protect data increases, Service Providers are going beyond traditional enterprise offerings and increasingly helping drive and accelerate custom outcomes. It’s safe to believe that the Cybersecurity domain will continue to experience leapfrog growth with enterprises globally considering it to be a critical priority for long-term success.
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