Cybersecurity and network security solutions are evolving, and with that evolution comes a lot of marketing jargon and noise that centers around larger enterprises.

Unfortunately, cybercriminals know better than to leave SMBs out of their plans, targeting businesses with fewer than 500 employees constantly. In fact, 61% of SMBs reported being hit by a successful cyberattack in 2023.

Meanwhile, the cybersecurity industry is continually consolidating through acquisitions. These deals have led to a boom in so-called “end-to-end” platforms bundling security solutions. All while security leaders are stretched thin and looking for both simplicity and scalability without needing to spend a lot of time on implementation, administration, and the purchasing process.

How can you protect your business without adding extra stress? That is what we hope to help you accomplish in this book – without marketing jargon word salad.

In this book, we will discuss:

  • The current threat and cybersecurity landscape.
  • What consolidation of vendors means for SMBs. 
  • Why (and how) to choose between point and platform solutions.
  • How to vet potential vendors and find best of breed solutions within your price point.
  • Questions to ask before you start shopping for vendors.
  • How to make sure point vendors will work well with your current tech stack. 
  • A checklist on which to take notes while comparing vendors.