When it comes to cybersecurity analysis, context is critical. A vast amount of information is available to help security systems make automated decisions and to allow analysts to quickly triage security events. This can boost defenses and improve the efficiency of security teams. Recognizing this, cybersecurity vendors are now integrating new elements of data context directly into their products.

Context becomes even more crucial in organizations pursuing a secure access service edge (SASE) approach to networking. SASE recognizes that users no longer all sit in a central office but instead work in a variety of places, including at an office, from home or while traveling. SASE solutions combine a set of cloud-based security services to apply dynamic policies to individuals based on the specific circumstances of each event. The more context available to a SASE system, the better the decisions it can make.