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.

Topics: Cybersecurity endpoint security antivirus

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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WannaCry Makes Me Want to Cry!

As I read about the WannaCry ransomware attack, my brain is racing with thoughts about the causes and effects of this global incident. Here’s my two cents:

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Cybersecurity Remains an Elusive Business Priority

I’ve been remiss by not blogging earlier this year about ESG’s annual IT spending intentions research. The year 2017 continues to follow a pattern—cybersecurity is a high business and IT priority for most organizations. 

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The New McAfee

I’ve worked with McAfee for a long time – from its independent days, during the Network Associates timeframe, through financial issues, back to McAfee and the go-go Dave DeWalt era, and finally as Intel Security. 

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RIP Raimund Genes, Trend Micro CTO

I learned this past Saturday that my good friend and Trend Micro CTO, Raimund Genes, passed away suddenly last week. Raimund was only 54.

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That's a Wrap! RSA Conference 2017 Thoughts and Observations, Part 1 (Video)

RSA Conference 2017 is now a wrap and blogs such as these that attempt to summarize such a content rich event are challenged to do so in any sort of brevity, but, alas, I will try. Colleague Jon Oltsik, who fought being placed on the injured reserve list the week before RSA and missed the event for the first time in over a dozen years, and I offer a review of just some of the news from the show in this first of two video blogs. Here are some of the threads we pull on. 

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In and Around the 2017 RSA Conference

As you may have guessed from my blogs, I was really excited about this year’s RSA Security Conference. At the end of January, I wrote a blog about my expectations for endpoint security at RSA. I followed up with another ditty about network security banter at this year’s show and concluded the series with a blog about security analytics and operations talk at RSA. 

Yup, I was all set to head to San Francisco at the end of last week when fate and personal issues jumped in. Alas, I had to cancel my plans.    

Despite my geographic separation, I continue to monitor RSA from afar. Here are a few stories that jumped out at me as of now:

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