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What is Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (CSMA)?

Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (CSMA) is a composable and scalable approach to extending security controls, even to widely distributed assets. Its flexibility is especially suitable for increasingly modular approaches consistent with hybrid multicloud architectures. CSMA enables a more composable, flexible, and resilient security ecosystem. Rather than every security tool running in a silo, a cybersecurity mesh enables tools to interoperate through several supportive layers, such as consolidated policy management, security intelligence and identity fabric.

CSMA creates opportunities to improve security

According to Gartner, CSMA creates several opportunities for organizations, including:

  1. It “provides a foundational support layer that enables distinct security services to work together to create a dynamic security environment.”
  2. It “provides a more consistent security posture to support increased agility for the composable enterprise. As organizations invest in new technology to enable digitalization, CSMA provides a flexible and scalable security foundation that provides bolt-on security for assets in hybrid and multicloud environments.”
  3. It “creates a better defensive posture through a collaborative approach between integrated security tools and detective and predictive analytics. The outcome is enhanced responsiveness to breaches and attacks.”
  4. “Cybersecurity technology delivered through this model takes less time to deploy and maintain, while minimizing the potential for security dead ends that cannot support future needs. This frees cybersecurity teams for more value-added activities.”


In Netenrich  

At Netenrich, we developed Resolution Intelligence Cloud™ as an integral component of successful Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture or CSMA implementations. Highly scalable, with an open architecture that encompasses not only security but all digital operations, Resolution Intelligence Cloud is a cloud-native platform for managing secure operations: across security and digital operations, at scale.

Learn more about CSMA in the Netenrich Guide to Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (CSMA).