By Ron Gula
For years now, federal agencies have clung to a “defense-in-depth” model to protect their IT networks. Why? Because the concept essentially breaks down into two easy steps:
- Buy lots of firewalls, anti-virus products and other traditional solutions.
- Install them.
Never mind that the products aren’t designed to work together. Or that government IT teams often cannot deploy defense-in-depth solutions in a manner which fully maximizes their vendor-advertised potential. None of this seemingly matters to tech purchase decision-makers, who walk away believing they’ve built layers of fortification. But what they really have are layers of Swiss cheese, protection-wise.