You Can't Protect What You Can't See: Gaining Visibility in Endpoint Security

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Friday, November 30, 2018

Endpoint security is a crucial measure in which enterprises of all kinds need to implement today to curb security breaches. The wide acceptance of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) culture across the globe has not just ushered in an era of convenience among employees but has also increased the vulnerability of enterprise networks significantly. The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the past few years has also triggered several worries for enterprises relying on a large amount of confidential data. Thus, a large number of enterprise bosses are turning towards enterprise security solution providers to address their concerns and shield crucial enterprise documents from external threats of all kinds. Several traditional measures of combating threats have turned out to be obsolete and to keep pace with rapid technological evolution; organizations are left with no choice but to adopt cutting-edge practices to escape the wrath of sophisticated hackers and viruses.

Device mobility is undoubtedly one of the greatest risks plaguing CIOs today. Gone are the days when devices connected to the firewall were exclusive corporate assets. Hence, it is important for corporate firms to employ authentication strategies to know each end-user and device trying to gain access to a corporate network. Security solution vendors also need to ensure that endpoints need to be continuously monitored to ensure adherence to compliance demands.

A recently conducted survey revealed that 40 percent of the participants opined that gaining visibility into the network and the various devices significantly helps in knowing the kinds of threats affecting an enterprise and the steps to be taken to mitigate them.

Many industry veterans are of the opinion that embracing the cloud infrastructure is the best method to gain endpoint visibility.  Not only does adoption of the cloud model help in effective disaster recovery but also helps in quickly analyzing any kind of unfiltered data. This could probably be another reason why most enterprises today are putting their best foot forward to exploit the benefits of the cloud. Apart from an effective cloud implementation strategy, enterprises should create IT teams who strive towards endpoint visibility. 

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