Endpoints continue to be one of the favorite targets for cyberattacks. A successfully compromised laptop, smartphone, or Internet-of-Things (IoT) device can provide a foothold for threats to move laterally, infect other endpoints within the organization, and moreover enable attackers to gain access to other critical assets. In addition to weakened security, intrusions also divert staff time away from activities that enhance network performance and streamline operations.
To address these challenges, IT infrastructure leaders need integrated network and security solutions that protect the endpoints, minimize the operational impact associated with the expanding attack surface, and allow their teams to scale. A deep connection between endpoint and network security offers key improvements to holistic enterprise protection by providing risk-based visibility of all endpoint devices, policy-based access controls, real-time threat-intelligence sharing, and automated security responses and workflows.