What are your most pressing endpoint security concerns? For many IT departments, it’s the sheer number of devices now connecting to company networks and the increase in potential points of vulnerability. For others, it’s the ever-increasing sophistication of cybercrime and the threat of a data breach. And then there’s the now-common need to manage a companywide bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy and secure a wider range of employee-owned devices than ever before.
For perhaps everyone, a top concern is how to get a handle on the coming tide of internet-of-things (IoT) and AI-driven technologies that pose even greater risks to critical business systems. With so many moving pieces in your endpoint environment, establishing a unified way to manage and secure them is critical.
Walker Consultants, a global parking design and consulting practice, was struggling with all these issues. The company is spread out over 20 different locations worldwide, and employees use 72 different software programs, including Autodesk and other robust programs. Trying to manually update and patch systems across the entire organization was not feasible — especially with so much sensitive company data at risk.
Jon Cunningham, system administrator at Walker Consultants, now uses the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance (SDA) and the KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) to automate software deployment, security patch updates and anti-virus installations across the globe. He can manage everything from a single console, too, which saves him tons of time. Check out this video interview with Cunningham to hear more about how Quest unified endpoint management (UEM) has helped his organization.
Battling endpoint security challenges is unique to every business. But having a few strategies and tools close at hand is important for organizations across all industries. The key is finding a way to unify your endpoint landscape so that you have increased visibility of connected devices, automation of routine tasks and centralized management.
Chapter 1 of the Quest UEM e-book series walks through some of the top endpoint management concerns — device proliferation, how to identify and remediate threats, managing patch updates, user access controls and USB port security — and offers solutions for overcoming them.
These challenges are only going to get tougher as the diversity and number of devices continues to increase as a result of IoT implementations. Companies need effective endpoint security solutions; otherwise, they put their data and users at risk because hackers never tire of attempting to break into networks to steal data.
Read the ebook to see how Quest UEM offers peace of mind.