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It’s a cliché, but “change is the only constant.” Every company periodically reviews and makes changes to their applications, processes and solutions they use to conduct business. And nowhere is this rationalization more important than in the ever-shifting and increasingly perilous arena of cyber security.

Companies often begin the security rationalization process after accumulating a portfolio of tools over the years (i.e. penetration testers, web-application, and code scanners) or through mergers and acquisitions or shifting business strategies.

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Cyber security tools tend to pile up. Here’s how to rationalize them