The need to achieve responsible enterprise security has taken centre stage in enterprise IT management in recent years, precipitated by a deluge of public data breaches that damaged company reputations. However, many business professionals seem to cling to a common misconception that the implementation of a malware protection tool provides blanket protection against all potential security risks. It is certainly true that scanning and remediation tools for malware—including viruses, Trojans, ransomware and adware—continue to be critical components of any security arsenal. These challenges are only accelerating due to a new generation of advanced malware attacks that are designed to target specific environments or conditions and are more resistant to removal or cleanup.
However, it is important to recognize that these threats represent only a portion of the total risks posed by the use of endpoint devices in modern business environments. Beyond approved and current operating systems and antivirus software, the use of a VPN client with personal firewall is one of the most important prerequisites for secure access to the company network from end devices.
With increasing connectivity in the industrial sector, more and more devices are connected to the company network without an end user. The endpoint security framework is another method at company’s disposal for securing their network. Managing these multiple endpoint technologies adds to the complexity of the environment. IT and security teams across organizations want ‘simple to deploy and use’, ‘easy to manage’ product that can work on heterogeneous environments and provide overall security.
To stay competitive and drive innovation, most organizations are embracing digital innovation (DI) in the form of cloud services, smart Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, and greater mobility. Among the benefits of DI, users gain faster, more seamless access to critical information using any device from any location at any time. However, the proliferation of connected devices also expands the attack surface, which makes endpoints prime targets for malware infections and sophisticated exploits. When it comes to protecting these disparate endpoints, the IT infrastructure leader plays a critical role.
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