Organizations globally expect to increase endpoint security in 2022, and yet bad actors continue to exploit their network vulnerabilities. Chief information security officers (CISOs) and their teams are under pressure to manage bigger virtual workforces, move infrastructure to the cloud, and safeguard endpoints in an ever-changing threat environment. To defeat more sophisticated hacking tactics, endpoint security automation is essential.
Zero-trust security or zero-trust network access (ZTNA) framework decisions are prerequisites for creating the business cases required to obtain future financing. According to a recent study, 80 percent of businesses want to deploy zero-trust security in the next 12 months, and 83 percent believe that zero-trust is strategically essential for their continuous operations.
CISOs want to simplify their IT stacks and save money for new technologies since they are under pressure to offer more with fewer resources. By integrating identity, security, and remote access under Zero-Trust Security or ZTNA frameworks—now regarded as necessary for protecting a mobile workforce—Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) demonstrates its worth. Similar to ZTNA, UEM has seen significant innovation over the past 12 months with the aim of lowering security and compliance concerns. The advantages of UEM include facilitating device administration, expediting ongoing OS upgrades across several mobile platforms and devices, and having an architecture that can handle a variety of hardware and operating systems.
Self-healing endpoint technologies are being adopted more quickly by organizations, who seek more robust, persistent endpoint security that offers better visibility and control. Given their potential to increase the size, security, and speed of IT and cybersecurity operations, self-healing endpoints are seen as a high priority by CISOs from the healthcare, insurance, financial services, and manufacturing industries moving into 2022.
Schools, colleges, universities, and hospitals are among the most often targeted organizations worldwide in 2021, which is the worst year on record for ransomware assaults. Because they have the lowest cybersecurity expenditures and the least robust defenses, bad actors give them priority first. Global ransomware volume hit a record 304.7 million attempted assaults in the first half of 2021, above the 304.6 million attempts made in the entire year of 2020. In light of these threats, it is now more important than ever to examine every endpoint infrastructure, and improve their security stance.
With that in focus, Enterprise Security Magazine is proud to present our Top 10 Endpoint Security Solution Providers 2022, to help you navigate the course of these uncharted waters.