If you had tunnel vision – the loss of peripheral vision that leads to a restricted field of view – you could sit inside the tunnel in this photo all day enjoying the lovely blue sky.
You’d miss a few things, of course, like the gila monster creeping toward your leg from the left or the paranoid gold miner with a club lurking on your right. You might even forget to leave yourself an out in case a locomotive came at you from one side or the other.
Image credit: Dan Eckert | Licensed under: CC BY 2.0
So if you thought of the blue spot as your endpoint management initiative and the dark area as your overall network security picture, where would that leave you? You’d be thinking that your endpoint management was going swimmingly when in fact your bigger network security landscape was in trouble.
The more hectic and heterogeneous your IT environment becomes, the more likely you are to develop tunnel vision. It’s the undesirable result of having your IT assets – tablets, smartphones, bring your own device (BYOD), internet of things (IoT), wearables and other devices – in different silos, without a centralized endpoint management system in place.
Here are five steps you can take toward eliminating tunnel vision in your IT environment:
Have a look at our new e-book, Technology Tunnel Vision, Part 1. It explains the holistic approach to endpoint management and network security and can help you focus on more than the blue sky at the end of the tunnel.