HP has claimed that firms would be more secure if they integrated existing tools rather than buy new ones.
Speaking at the company's 2012 RSA keynote address, HP enterprise security vice president and general manager Tom Reilly said that businesses would improve their ability to ward off attacks by making better use of their current security and intelligence platforms.
"Rather than continually adding new tools, we can improve our effectiveness by taking the tools we have, learning to use them together and better integrating them."
Reilly, along with HP enterprise security chief technology officer Hue Njemanze, said that firms should also re-think the way security protections are applied.
By using analytics, companies can see which areas of their business are most at risk and apply resources accordingly, rather than spreading out time and money to cover large areas with a major security overhaul.
The address comes just days after HP launched a pair of services which are aimed at improving web application security and risk management.
The Enterprise View and compliance Stack platforms will offer companies an analysis of their environments and issue recommendations for keeping systems in line with compliance standards.
Reilly suggested that such an approach could help firms build a sense of trust which will be essential in the coming years.
In addition to customer trust, HP is also hoping to improve trust and collaboration between firms. The company said that it was embarking on a project to help develop systems which could allow for the trusted sharing of information within the industry.
"What we are fighting for here as an industry is how we can keep that trust going enough so that our tools are still useful," Reilly said.
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