Do you know where all of your IT vulnerabilities are? Maybe you have a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program. Perhaps employees are using company-issued smartphones and tablets and laptops. And maybe you have begun to employ internet-of-things (IoT) technologies to help make everyone’s jobs easier.
Considering how many new endpoints people are using to access your network and do their work from anywhere at any time of day, it can be nearly impossible to track them all. And it’s probably no surprise to you that the exploitation of IT vulnerabilities is on the rise. According to Aberdeen research conducted at organizations between 2014 and 2016, vulnerabilities deemed to be “critical” grew from 24 percent of all vulnerabilities to 38 percent — that’s a 58 percent increase in just two years! And since that study, the situation has only continued to escalate.
Cybercriminals are becoming more and more sophisticated and using increasingly complex malware, ransomware and other methods to infiltrate critical networks. As soon as we patch one vulnerability, it seems they are on to the next one, finding new ways to breach your critical systems.
Maintaining security and compliance updates has become an enormous task that can seem endless. Put that on top of simply managing your day-to-day environment, and your team is beyond maxed out. So much for that longed-for time to actually apply some strategic innovation to your organization’s business systems.
But there is hope. Implementing scalable, efficient unified endpoint management (UEM) can actually help you tackle all of these challenges. In my opinion, a proactive UEM strategy should actually be part of every organization’s overall core business strategy.
The right UEM tools can help streamline complex admin tasks, increase staff productivity and reduce human error. Check out our white paper that explains how. The key takeaway: You’ll end up with increased system uptime — and peace of mind!