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Trust the Stack, Not the People

A completely trusted stack lets the enterprise be confident that apps and data are treated and protected wherever they are.
 

With great power comes great responsibility. Just ask Spider-Man — or a 20-something system administrator running a multimillion-dollar IT environment. Enterprise IT infrastructures today are incredibly powerful tools. Highly dynamic and dangerously efficient, they enable what used to take weeks to now be accomplished — or destroyed — with a couple of mouse clicks.

In the hands of an attacker, abuse of this power can dent a company's profits, reputation, brand — even threaten its survival. But even good actors with good intentions can make mistakes, with calamitous results. Bottom line: The combination of great power with human fallibility is a recipe for disaster. So, what's an IT organization to do?

Answer: Trust the stack, not the people.

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