Is It Time to Unify Endpoint Management and Security?

Yesterday, VMware announced its intention to acquire E8 Security and integrate the technology into its Workspace ONE platform. This makes sense as Workspace ONE collects, processes, and monitors data about users, applications, networks, and endpoints. Add E8 Security and you can use this very data to fingerprint devices, build models around normal usage patterns, and identify anomalies in real-time.

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Endpoint Security Suites Must Detect/Prevent Threats AND Ease Operations

Next-generation endpoint security tools may not be the stars of this year’s RSA Security conference but they are still bound to get a lot of attention. Why? Many organizations continue to move from traditional AV controls to new types of endpoint security suites built for prevention, detection, and response.

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The State of Constant Change in Endpoint Security

Endpoint security is one of the most dynamic areas of cybersecurity and one that is in a state of constant change. To combat both the relatively pedestrian and more sophisticated range of attacks, most organizations, according to research conducted by the Enterprise Strategy Group, are implementing multiple compensating measures. The actions taken to improve endpoint security are across the dimensions of processes, skills, and technologies. In fact, ESG’s research reveals that 69% of organizations regularly reevaluate the effectiveness of their endpoint security strategies. Why all the attention on endpoint security? The epidemic levels of ransomware experienced in 2016 through 2017 and that are sure to extend into this year served as a catalyst for many IT and cybersecurity professionals to rethink how they secure their endpoints.

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“Gotta Have” Endpoint Security Suite Functionality

The movement toward next-generation endpoint security has accelerated over the last few years for a simple reason – cybersecurity professionals aren’t happy with the efficacy of existing antivirus tools. This market demand has led to a wave of investment and innovation from vendors like Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, Cylance, Morphisec, SentinelOne, and many others.

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Best of Breed

Over the last few years I’ve been fascinated by the ever-interesting cybersecurity market. It’s the latest wild, wild west of technology frontiers. It’s a massive market, that is perfect in many ways—for me and ESG at least. Maybe not so much for you poor folk trying to deal with it.

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Growth in Endpoint Security as a Service in 2018

endpoint-security.jpgThe global cybersecurity skills shortage won’t ease anytime soon. In fact, there’s ample evidence to suggest that things are getting worse (more on this point soon). So, what can organizations do to bridge the skills gap? Rely on service providers for help. 

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Endpoint Security Needs “Efficient Efficacy”

As we ease into 2018, endpoint security technology is in play. Next-generation players like Barkly, Cylance, and SentinelOne offer products based upon machine learning algorithms to block traditional and new types of threats. EDR experts like Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, and Cybereason monitor PC behavior looking for anomalous activity. Meanwhile, traditional vendors like McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro, and Webroot are buying companies and adding new functionality to their products to provide a one-stop endpoint security shop.

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The Push Toward Comprehensive Endpoint Security Suites

Traditional and next-gen vendors offer suites for endpoint protection, detection, and response but what’s needed and will customers buy?

Yesterday, antivirus leader Symantec made a significant announcement about the latest version of its Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) product. The new version of SEP features a range of functionality including machine learning for threat prevention, endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities, deception technology, exploit protection, etc. – all based upon a common endpoint security agent.

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Endpoint Security: The Efficient Efficacy Design Center

Efficacy and efficiency can no longer be mutually exclusive outcomes when it comes to endpoint security. Yes, organizations want their cake and they absolutely want to eat it too – they want to detect and stop more threats, but can’t incur much heavy lifting in the process. According to recent research conducted by ESG, while organizations report poor efficacy, as expressed in their antivirus software being unable to detect and prevent new and unknown threats as an endpoint security challenge, four other issues, all operational in nature, topped efficacy as pain points, including:

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Trend Micro’s Case as an Enterprise Security Vendor

ESG research points to a few growing trends in the enterprise security market:

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