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5 Reasons to Reevaluate Your Endpoint Security Plan

Travis Abrams
by Travis Abrams on Mar 8, 2017 12:57:04 PM

An out-of-the-box anti-virus solution no longer works for enterprise security. Employees are working outside of firewalls with multiple, connected devices that rely on web applications to deliver operational efficiency. Even when devices work inside the firewall, vulnerabilities exist that may not be reflected in a governance plan. Because different business departments require an assortment of apps, services, and devices to meet business goals, macro and micro level endpoint solutions are required for complete systems safety.

If you haven’t adopted or evaluated your endpoint solutions recently, here are 6 reasons why you should today.

Anti-virus Solutions Are Frustrating for Your Enterprise
48% of technology and process managers report that their current anti-virus solutions hinder the performance of their endpoint 03E02218-781419-edited.jpgsystems. When anti-virus software is seen as a challenge, it’s less likely to be adopted and embraced across your enterprise. In addition, traditional signature-based AV solutions no longer protect organizations from advanced threats.

Enterprise Management Still Isn’t Happy with Endpoint Response 
Endpoint detection and response is a critical component for subduing and eliminating security threats. It’s also can be the most frustrating. Endpoint solutions need to be familiar and flexible to information security professionals and a range of employees who aren’t information security experts. Unfortunately, most endpoint solutions aren’t configured and deployed with the non-infosec professional in mind. This leads to only half of enterprise organizations report being satisfied with endpoint detection response

Endpoint Ignorance Still Causes the Most Damage
Employees are likely to be the primary cause of security breaches. Employee negligence in following outlined security practices is the most probable cause of a cyber breach, but ignorance shouldn’t be ignored, either. Endpoint security products evolve parallel to the intelligence and capabilities of new system threats, causing each iteration of your security product to be more complex than it was before. Employees can get caught up in this confusion when trying to follow your security protocols. Attackers are also aware that employees are likely to let the breach in, and their methods of choice reflect that opportunity.

Mobile Endpoints are Fast Growing and Unsecure
Mobile devices empower enterprises to scale their operational reach by deploying fully connected remote workers. However, there is a clear, and often unrecognized, tradeoff between mobile scalability and security. Many information security professionals struggle with securing mobile devices. In some cases, the enterprise may allow remote workers to use their own devices across potentially unsecured networks. But even if devices are owned by the enterprise, information security departments may not be able to justify a budget increase or budget reallocation to secure mobile infrastructure.

 Your Endpoint Governance Plan May Not be Responsive
Endpoint governance plans often aren’t updated fast enough to combat smarter and more frequent cyber attacks. The end result is an outdated governance plan that is difficult to follow and even more difficult to enforce. The different layers of processes and operations that make up your enterprise may also find an endpoint governance plan to slow down core operations, putting untrained managers in the difficult situation of deciding when business reward outweighs the potential risk.

Endpoint Security Products Aren’t Consolidated
Your enterprise most likely purchases multiple endpoint security products from multiple vendors, leading to increased management costs and lack of cohesive oversight of total endpoint security. Products sourced and licensed through different vendors tend to cause endpoint performance issues. Even worse, the products essentially work in isolation, reducing the effectiveness of your security policies and leaving your system open to the individual flaws of each solution, and the inefficiencies caused by lack of synergy. 

Total Endpoint Security With DG Technology
Cyber criminals want nothing more than to disrupt your system and compromise your data. Individual endpoints are there way in. Enterprises need an endpoint security solution that quickly adapts to the methods used by cyber criminals. From malware to ransomware, DG Technology can secure your endpoint with a single solution that offers preventative layers of security, forward-thinking insights, and rapid response options.

Contact DG Technology today for your endpoint security assessment.

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Travis Abrams
Written by Travis Abrams
Results-driven, information security professional with a proven record of success in researching, planning and implementing innovative technical solutions that meet business needs while managing risk. Specialties: Intrusion Prevention and Detection, Data Loss Prevention, Vulnerability Management, Malware (APT) defense and Security Program Development. CISSP CISM
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