Endpoint Management and Security Buyers Guide

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The task of buying and maintaining an effective mix of endpoint security products can be a daunting task for even the most security savvy IT decision maker. In today’s economy, business managers ask IT to prioritize their budgets and manpower on innovative and growth-oriented projects. Under increasing business pressure to produce, the last thing technologists want to worry about is how they’ll protect their PCs and laptops. And with a never-ending influx of new threats knocking at the door every day, the first inclination may be to simply keep buying the latest point protection to cover the freshest set of threats.

But the truth is that every new product that gets thoughtlessly added to the stack multiplies the administrative burden IT operations staff must bear. Each new point product adds another technological millstone on the endpoints’ processing power. And all of these new additions have the potential to interact poorly with the last newfangled point product deployed if the technologies don’t play nice together.

As it stands, IT doesn’t have an endless pool of resources to deal with these types of complications. The reality is that endpoint security can no longer be just a collection of point products thrown at the issue “de-jour”. In order to implement a solution that works for the needs of the business as well as security, it not only needs to protect systems, but it also has to be easy to manage, affordable to maintain and do it all without punching PCs in the gut, performance-wise.

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