Ever since the first viruses started infecting computers, IT departments have wrestled with whether it was more important to prioritize securing the network, or their endpoints. While every vendor will tell you they have the solution, the fact is that there are pros and cons to each, which is why security experts advocate adopting a “defense-in-depth” approach, and interweaving technologies to give them the best defense possible.

When looking at some of the recent U.S. data breaches, many companies had invested heavily in the latest and greatest “next-generation” network detection-based security technologies. These work by trying to detect and block threats entering and leaving the network, and notifying security teams.

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