A few years ago, almost all enterprise cyber security products were centered within the network security category. Protecting the backend servers that ran organizations was everything. Even today, with an increased focus on cloud, virtualization and enterprise-level endpoint security, protecting the core network is still a primary concern for most organizations.
It’s also a category that is constantly evolving, especially as new threats and attack techniques continue to emerge. As a result, products designed to enhance network security can be focused in a lot of diverse ways from gateways and perimeters stationed at the fringes to application-level protection wrapped around core programs and functions in the heart of the network. They employ many unique technologies, from scanning and deception to monitoring and patching – plus just about everything else in-between.