The bad guys want to get into your network. They know that most midsized enterprises focus defense on endpoints and firewalls which makes you an easier target as they know how to defeat both.
The attackers possess the means to outmaneuver, conceal their activities from, and deceive EDR and Firewall tools, providing them with a temporary window to traverse within your network and compromise vulnerable servers or devices. In every phase of their attack, from inception to execution, they rely on your network. Therefore, understanding the centrality of your network in the attacker's playbook is pivotal. Read the six reasons why network focused security is critical to protecting your organization.