Employees are constantly on the go and using a company or personal device to access company information and accounts from a multitude of locations and various networks. The wall off and fortify approach to cybersecurity is no longer effective. IT professionals need to protect your company's data in any space and from any device. This is where endpoint management comes... Read More
Employees are constantly on the go and using a company or personal device to access company information and accounts from a multitude of locations and various networks. The wall off and fortify approach to cybersecurity is no longer effective. IT professionals need to protect your company's data in any space and from any device. This is where endpoint management comes in.
- Written by Quarterhorse Admin
- Published: 28 Oct 2020
What is endpoint management?
Endpoint management is the ability to centrally discover, provision, deploy, update, and troubleshoot endpoint devices within an organization. Basically, an IT professional adds your company's devices in their endpoint management system and monitors and maintains the device remotely. In doing so, they can effectively monitor and control your company information's access, ensuring that there are no breaches in your security. Endpoints include laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets, printers, etc.
Is your current endpoint management effective?
Traditionally, endpoint management was used to maintain and monitor each employee's computer within a company's office space. Now, endpoint management must be able to scale to include multiple devices per employee and still be effective when those devices are outside of the traditional office. The following are questions to ask about your current endpoint management. If the answer to any of them is no- give us a call, and we can make it a yes.
1. Is there a cap to the number of devices the endpoint management system can handle?
You want to ensure that your system will stay strong as your company scales and adds more employees and more devices. Typically, we assume that for every employee, there are at least three endpoint devices we will need to lockdown.
2. Can the endpoint management system accommodate mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops?
In our increasingly technological and on-the-go world, your employees will be checking their work email from their phone, working on their laptop at an airport, or taking work meetings at coffee shops or restaurants. You want to be sure that if your employees are using a device to access company information, it can be monitored by your endpoint management system.
3. Can the endpoint management system protect us from employees or cybercriminals that are accessing company information from a non-company device?
Though it is essential to lock down endpoints internally, your system needs to be flexible enough to recognize and deter outside threats. It should be sophisticated enough to recognize an unknown device if it tried to access your data and restrict its ability to do so.
4. Is the endpoint management system future proof?
Okay, no one can give you a for sure "Yes" to this question because we don't know what the future holds. However, we can plan for likely possibilities. Here at Quarterhorse, we utilize SonicWall's boundless security platform, which is committed to continuously improving, allowing the addition of new devices as they come out and adding new security features as needed.
We believe in setting your business up for success, which means protecting the information that keeps you successful. If you aren't working with an IT provider or your current provider's answers to the above questions was "No," we highly recommend that you book a consultation call with us today. We would love to help you become and stay successful.