So far in this blog series, we’ve discussed the state of endpoint security, and the challenges of keeping systems up to date and integrating multiple products. This installment will take a look at how the cloud solves our third challenge: managing multiple agents.
A good security system requires a variety of solutions: antivirus, HIPS, EDR, LiveOps etc. While having multiple systems in place is necessary, it is also challenging due to the fact that each solution comes with its own unique and individual agent, policies and configurations. For each agent that is deployed on the endpoint, you have to track where it’s deployed, how it is configured, what it is doing, and what issues it may cause. Most organizations have thousands of endpoints, making this a headache inducing chore.
The cloud consolidates disparate solutions easily on a single agent. Integrated policies keep all endpoints current, and a single, centralized console integrates all workflows. The cloud also collects, stores, and analyzes massive amounts of data, which can be leveraged for smarter, more proactive protection across a variety of security services. As a result, you have one agent that performs the tasks of many.
Everything can be easily configured and deployed through the cloud, and services can be added without requiring new and different solutions. Plus, with a fully converged agent, you can eliminate products that you no longer need, making things simpler for organizations and employees, alike.
If you want to learn about the other 9 security problems the cloud solves, check out our eBook, or come back next week when we discuss problem number four: Securing Remote Workers.
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