Gartner Research

Enterprise Endpoint Protection When the Consumer Is King

Published: 02 April 2013

ID: G00247706

Analyst(s): Peter Firstbrook

Summary

We are in the beginning of an unprecedented transformation in end-user computing platforms as the balance of power shifts from business to consumers. IT security leaders must adapt endpoint protection solutions to this changing landscape, while addressing lingering PC vulnerabilities.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Traditional desktop Windows PCs are becoming a smaller share of the endpoints used by employees, yet will be the most infected devices, and consume the most IT organizational focus to secure
  • The newest breed of mobile devices will not require IT security leaders to apply the same style or level of security as traditional PCs
    • Enforcing proper device configuration
    • Blocking malicious applications
    • Enabling acceptable-usage policy and browser protection
  • The increase in non-corporate-owned endpoints used for work requires IT security leaders to ensure EPP solutions focus on data protection rather than on malware

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