Over several years and in some cases decades, organizations have adopted a patchwork of IT management and security tools. Some cover very specific functions; others deal with certain platforms, devices, or operating systems. In this era of hybrid enterprises with endpoints a wide range of platforms and operating systems functioning on premises, in multiple clouds, or from a public coffee shop, security complexity has surged to the point where it is increasingly challenging to safeguard the business.
That’s why unified security and endpoint management (USEM) is picking up traction. USEM provides a new approach to IT and security along with solutions to reducing the complexity of having many best-of-breed or single use case security tools.
According to Gartner, unified endpoint security (UES) is an IT architecture strategy that integrates endpoint operations and endpoint security workflows and tools, providing improved visibility, earlier threat detection and faster remediation, with increased automation.
Drivers for Unified Endpoints
Many factors are driving the consolidation of security tools. The rise of hybrid work, for example, has turned the world of security management on its head. IT needs modern tools that can manage endpoints wherever they may be. Some may be mobile, others may be in remote offices, and some will switch back and forth between the home and the office. Regardless of where they are and on what network, IT must be able to ensure the safety of employees as well as organizational assets and data.
Further drivers of a unified security and endpoint approach include the necessity to save IT time by consolidating many management and security functions so they can be monitored by a single console. This enables IT to secure all user devices of any type or configuration and achieve uniform control and visibility across the enterprise.
One final driver is worthy of note: Zero Trust. Zero Trust eliminates the principle of implicit trust, thereby minimizing the possibility of a cyber-attack. As Zero Trust is not a single framework that can be deployed as an out-of-the-box solution for all cybersecurity needs, IT needs a platform that incorporates Zero Trust principles. UES packages are increasingly including features that actually aid in the implementation of a Zero Trust framework for IT security.
Bringing Security and Endpoint Management Together
More than just UES, however, Syxsense brings together critical security and endpoint management into one application.
Syxsense Enterprise offers real-time vulnerability monitoring and instant remediation for every single endpoint in your environment, as well as patch management across all devices. It can scan for security vulnerabilities on any device, block communication from an infected device to the internet, and stop malicious processes from spreading further by quarantining impacted devices.
That makes it the world’s first USEM solution. It can automatically prioritize and deploy OS and third-party patches to all major operating systems, as well as Windows 10 feature updates and distribute other software. IT and security teams can use Syxsense Enterprise to collaborate on the detection and closing of attack vectors. It offers management, control, and security for any and all desktops, laptops, servers, virtual machines, and mobile devices.
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