Security Technology Rationalization


Identify Gaps. Consolidate Tech. Improve ROI.


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Evaluate and Optimize Your Existing Cybersecurity Tool Stack

The amount of security tools an organization has is staggering and ever-growing and it’s this tool expansion that is causing decreased visibility into security control gaps, redundant tools and capabilities and increasing your costs. Now is the time to maximize the value out of your security tools.


Optiv’s Security Technology Rationalization service helps pinpoints gaps in coverage or compliance, as well as identify tool capability redundancies. We locate integration opportunities to connect your tools where current disconnections may exist and help you reduce cost over time by knowing what tools are working and what is no longer needed. With Optiv’s Security Technology Rationalization, identify redundancies and program gaps to improve coverage, raise security hygiene and lower costs and improve ROI over time.


Evaluate your security controls over eight security domains, 23 subcategories and 130+ security controls.

Increase Visibility

See a complete view of your security technology, how it is being used against security controls or industry frameworks and guidance to close any gaps found.


Identify Redundancies and Integrations

See where you have overspent and can eliminate unnecessary tools and capabilities. Reduce the manual efforts for your security team by finding where tools can integrate and provide a clearer picture of threats.


Save Money Over Time

Create a roadmap that eliminates extra tool expenses all while raising security hygiene. Make sure your next move is cost effective and reduces your risk.

Jumpstart Your Security Technology Rationalization Program


Optiv’s Starter Kit for Security Technology Rationalization includes seven actionable steps to begin optimizing your security tech stack.


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Your Rationalization Report


Turn insights into actions with a thorough, individualized report outlining your options for next steps and expert guidance. Each report contains:


  • Executive summary of opportunities for improvement
  • Highlights of key findings
  • Mapping results and recommendations for industry frameworks
  • Recommendations organized by deficiency, redundancy and potential integrations
  • Tech Roadmaps and Strategy Analysis (if included)
  • Impact Analysis Estimation (if included)

Surfacing Gaps


Technical and functional deficiencies are clearly identified by security control, along with recommendations and level of importance.


  • Technical Deficiencies – Existing products are not capable of addressing specific use cases and/or security control functions
  • Functional Deficiencies – Products owned can address specific use cases and/or security control functions but not fully operationalized to do so

Finding Opportunities


Discovering potential integrations in your tool stack is key to having disparate tools work together. This gives your security teams the right information for faster threat detection and a more effective response. Learn which existing tools can be configured for tighter integration to provide additional benefits not currently in place.


Road Map to Success


Recommendations from Optiv experts are organized to build out a security technology strategic roadmap.


  • Short-Range items contribute the most time-to-value in control deficiencies and reduce information risk.
  • Medium-Range items typically are moderate-to-high complexity and might need business cases for prioritization in the organization.
  • Long-Range recommendations have a high-degree of integration, optimization and innovation, resulting in hyper-resilience.

Security Technology Rationalization Analysis Process

Technology Inventory: Work with Optiv SMEs via interviews and documentation review to gather discovery data on your current suite of tools across eight security domains, 23 subcategories and 130+ security controls.


Analyze data: Evaluate how your tools are being used, how well they meet your needs and how much coverage they provide across a spectrum of levels.


Visualization: Receive a Controls map that visually identifies gaps, redundant tools and areas of opportunities through unused capabilities, integrations or even tool retirement.


Deliver opportunities and actions: Get a written report that provides an executive overview of the findings and recommendations.


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See a visual representation of tool coverage against the security control to quickly identify areas of opportunities and improvement

Use Cases and Case Studies

Addressing Compliance


Ensure Compliance with Security Technology Rationalization


See how a healthcare insurance provider improved their security program through increased visibility using Security Technology Rationalization by mapping their tools to Optiv’s security controls and the MITRE ATT&CK® framework.


New Leader


New Leader Due Diligence with Security Technology Rationalization


Learn how newly promoted leaders at a large financial institution quickly made sense of their security technology stack to drive a short-, mid- and long-term strategic roadmap.


Cost Saving Initiatives


Save money over time with Security Technology Rationalization


Explore how a large multinational pharmaceutical company found redundancies and integrations to improve their threat intelligence capabilities while identifying $11M of cost savings over 3 years.


Value of a Technology Rationalization Analysis

Improved visibility into InfoSec program technology gaps


Functional and operational improvements for existing technology controls


Maximize investment in security technology

Rapidly remediate information risks


Slash security tech controls time to value


Eliminate maturation inhibitors


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It's time to get your existing security technology investments to show their worth. Contact us today to see how.