As businesses increase their focus on cyber security, vendors who provide security tools must keep up with the times or face being left behind. As security dashboards become more popular, vendors need to ensure that their offerings are up to date with the latest trends and technology.
Creating yet another security dashboard should be a cause for serious concern for vendors. Businesses demand solutions that integrate easily into existing applications and workflows. Workflows are critical to the success of any business. The ability to automate workflows and integrate them with other applications is a key factor in the success of many SaaS companies, not just security vendors.
By integrating with existing workflows, security vendors can provide a more complete solution to their customers, and in turn, increase their value to the customer. In 2023, we expect to see more security vendors integrating their dashboards with existing workflows for this reason, and we expect to see more vendors offering a complete security solution that includes a dashboard (where many today may only offer a single product, like an API or a CLI-based scanner).
Customers want solutions that can provide meaningful insights and help them address security threats quickly and effectively. If a vendor’s security solution fails to meet these requirements, they risk being the first on the chopping block when businesses look to upgrade their security solutions. With renewals being a key source of revenue for many security vendors (especially in 2023), it’s important that they provide a solution that meets the needs of their customers. If you don’t provide a solution that meets the needs of your customers, you risk losing them to a competitor who does.
The challenge is that creating a security dashboard (a critical component of security products) that meets the needs of businesses can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Vendors need to ensure that their dashboards are user-friendly and easy to navigate, and provide meaningful information that can be used to identify and address security risks. Additionally, they must ensure that the data the dashboard provides is up to date, and that any new features are rolled out regularly.
Vendors who are creating yet another security dashboard need to be aware of the implications of this task. They must ensure that their dashboard is robust, intuitive and easy to use. They must also ensure that the dashboard is easy to integrate into existing applications and workflows, so that businesses can use it to address security threats quickly and effectively in the way that works best for them, instead of having to change their existing processes to accommodate the dashboard. For products that do not easily integrate into existing applications and workflows, businesses will be forced to look elsewhere for a solution that meets their needs, even if it means paying more for a solution that does. There is no reason to pay more for a solution that doesn’t meet your needs, and there is no reason to pay more for a solution that doesn’t integrate with your existing applications and workflows, especially when there are so many other options available. Leading with a security dashboard is a great way to differentiate your product from the competition, but it’s important to ensure that your dashboard isn't simply another boring security dashboard that doesn't meet the needs of your customers, instead of a security dashboard that provides meaningful insights and helps businesses address security threats quickly and effectively. To do this, question whether the information your dashboard provides is useful, and whether it can be used to identify and address security threats quickly and effectively. If the answer is no, then you need to rethink your approach to security dashboards.
Going Beyond Security Data
It simply isn't enough to surface data and present it in an easy-to-understand format—the dashboard must be an effective tool for managing security. By managing, this means being able to identify and respond to security issues in a timely manner. This can be done through the use of real-time alerts, which can be configured to notify administrators and security personnel as soon as a security incident occurs. Additionally, dashboards should offer filtering capabilities and drill-down capabilities that allow users to quickly assess the situation and take the appropriate action. Dashboards should also offer reporting features that allow administrators to generate reports on security incidents and trends. Finally, dashboards should also be able to integrate with other security tools, such as vulnerability scanners, to provide a holistic view of the security posture of an organization.
To that end, vendors should ensure that their dashboards provide users with the ability to create alerts and notifications to alert them to potential security risks, so that they can address the issue quickly and efficiently. Additionally, vendors should ensure that their dashboard provides users with the ability to set custom policies and rules, so that they can tailor their security systems to their specific needs. Ultimately, providing businesses with a reliable, user-friendly security dashboard that meets their needs is essential if they want to stay ahead of the security curve and protect their data and systems. By allowing businesses to quickly customize your platform to their needs, you can ensure that your dashboard is a valuable tool for managing security, and that it will continue to be a valuable tool for years to come.