Global organizations are increasingly emphasizing business resilience, that is, the ability to adapt rapidly to a continuously changing business environment. This movement has led to important changes in the roles of IT professionals as they become progressively more engaged in managing all types of risk confronting the organization.
As IT professionals know, endpoint security needs are evolving: new vulnerabilities are disclosed every day, new malware creation is exploding, and traditional AV signatures cannot keep up. You know that patch management and AV are necessary – but not sufficient – layers of endpoint defense. Intelligent application whitelisting is an important addition to your risk mitigation strategy, and taking prudent measures to establish a best practices approach can help reduce costs and risks in the long term. Read this whitepaper to understand the best practice workflow to application whitelisting, and can act as a guide when implementing Lumension® Endpoint Management and Security Suite: Application Control.
USB flash drives and other removable storage devices continue to proliferate throughout organizations. This could result in the loss or theft of your sensitive corporate and customer data, or in the propagation of malware like Stuxnet. Fortunately, powerful data protection tools are now available to help mitigate these risks, while still enabling flexible and managed use of these productivity devices. Learn about the best practices for deploying device control within your environment. Walk away with the recommended process to successfully prepare, enforce and manage the use of removable devices and media, and to protect your sensitive data.
We are pleased to present the results of the 2013 State of the Endpoint study sponsored by Lumension and conducted by Ponemon Institute. Since 2010, we have tracked endpoint risk in organizations, the resources to address the risk and the technologies deployed to manage threats.
The rise of managed hosting and the cloud have sparked much speculation among IT professionals. Do these help or hurt IT job prospects? Are IT departments in danger of being shut down? How can IT cope with these new trends? It's an emotional debate, with no firm statistics to settle it. For example, figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics do show a 10 year decline in full-time employees in the "information" and "data processing" sectors, but these numbers are not granular enough to answer these questions.