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1 | The Total Economic Impact™ Of Threat Stack Executive Summary Threat Stack commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Threat Stack. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Threat Stack on their organizations. Threat Stack provides a cloud security solution. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed four customers with years of experience using Threat Stack. Prior to using Threat Stack, the interviewed organizations used open source solutions, "ad hoc" security, or another cloud security solution. However, organizations reported that their previous solutions lacked visibility and focus on important security issues, reported too many false positives, did not scale, and caused them to miss out on revenue opportunities. The interviewed organizations decided to deploy Threat Stack due to its improved security visibility, anomaly-based intrusion detection, strong rules engine, ease of deployment, and minimal required oversight. This resulted in significant benefits, as detailed in this case study. With Threat Stack, organizations improved security observability and performance, scalability and productivity, and compliance (which led to an increase in revenue opportunities). Forrester developed a composite organization based on data gathered from the customer interviews to reflect the total economic impact that Threat Stack could have on an organization. The composite organization is representative of the organizations that Forrester interviewed and is used to present the aggregate financial analysis in this study. All values are reported in risk-adjusted three-year present value (PV) unless otherwise indicated. Key Financial Findings Quantified benefits. The following benefits reflect the financial analysis associated with the composite organization. › Reduced risk of data breaches, totaling $235,008. Interviewed organizations noted that Threat Stack reduced their risk of data breaches. This value is derived from a 20% reduction in likelihood of a data breach occurring. › Improved productivity, totaling $314,044. Interviewed organizations described the following benefits related to improved productivity: reduced number of false positives, reduced effort associated with reporting standards and regulatory compliance, and avoided effort in managing their legacy cloud security solution. › Lowered headcount and hiring costs by $383,911. Interviewed organizations indicated that, in addition to the productivity improvements noted above, they were able to avoid hiring additional headcount for the security team that would have been required if they were not using Threat Stack's professional services. This could be further improved with an increase in professional services. Benefits Reduced risk of data breaches: $235,008 Improved productivity: $314,044 Reduced time to investigate false positives: 83%

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