Logicalis US IDs Seven Ways Security Acts as a Business Enabler

Solution Provider Says Security is More Than an “Insurance Policy” Against Data Breaches; Encourages IT Pros to Examine Business Benefits Security Tools Provide

NEW YORK, March 10, 2015 – When most IT pros hear the word “security,” they think about data breaches and firewalls or governance policies set up strictly to “allow” or “deny” access to business-critical information.  But according to Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), security tools can also be tremendous business enablers providing much deeper visibility into a company’s IT infrastructure, and by extension, a better understanding of how  corporate compute resources are being used.

“IT pros often view ‘security’ as an insurance policy against the kinds of data breaches we’ve all heard about in the news. And much like insurance, while most responsible people know it’s something they need to think about, many can name a myriad of other ways they would rather spend their money,” says Ron Temske, Vice President, Communications and Collaboration, Logicalis US.  “Security, particularly in the ubiquitous mobility space, can be so much more than an insurance policy; it can be a business enabler that results in cost savings and productivity enhancements throughout an organization, transforming security from a ‘must-have’ requirement into a ‘want-to-have’ business tool.”

Seven Ways Security Acts as a Business Enabler

  1. Helps you prioritize investments: Gain a better understanding of who and how many people are using specific applications within your data center to better support prioritization and investment.
  2. Gives you geolocation data: Learn where your customers reside so you can optimize your advertising efforts while at the same time questioning unusual communication patterns to determine if the behavior is marketing-oriented or malicious.
  3. Saves time troubleshooting service issues: Security tools can give IT pros a baseline for “normal,” isolating faults and helping them get things back online faster.
  4. Assists IT with capacity planning: Security is about visibility into the network, and having that visibility gives IT pros a handle on what resources are being used. No one wants to overbuy capacity that sits unused, or to be caught short by under buying capacity that will impact business productivity, both costly circumstances that can be easily avoided with access to the needed information for informed decision making.
  5. Delivers social media info: Need to know who your sales and marketing teams are interacting with and to measure those interactions by traffic volume? Which social media outlets are most relevant to your employees or customers? Security tools can deliver this kind of detailed information.
  6. Enables mobile productivity: While it’s important to secure the mobile devices used in the workplace, it’s even more important to remember the productivity advantages that come from being able to allow employees to do their jobs anywhere, anytime, on the devices that work best for them.  With security solutions such as Mobile Device Management (MDM), organizations can enable enhanced mobile productivity while maintaining full security and compliance.
  7. Establishes user identities: While it may be commonplace among security solutions, no list of business enablers would be complete without a mention of the authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) tools that give network users a rich identity for enforcement of the organization’s security policies all with a single password, certificate, key fob or fingerprint.

Want to Learn More?

  • Find out more about BYOD and how the enterprise is becoming a “mobile first” environment, then see how one client mapped enterprise collaboration and unified communications capabilities to business benefits: http://ow.ly/JdNWb.
  • Explore six mobility requirements for your infrastructure: http://ow.ly/JdVnS.
  • Learn how Logicalis’ relationship with Cisco helps CIOs bring together voice, video and data seamlessly and securely over wired and wireless networks: http://ow.ly/JdVqA.  

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration, data center and cloud services, and managed services.

Logicalis employs over 3,800 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex IT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers.  To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of $1.6 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific and is one of the leading IT and communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of approximately $6 billion.

For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.

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