The workplaces have become connection rich now a days as even the smallest of the businesses have dozens of devices in the form of desktops, routers, mobile devices and even the smart appliances form the IT infrastructure. It is unfortunate enough that each of the endpoints can be a weak link that could lead to the exploitation of the hackers. The hackers always aim to probe the networks for vulnerable endpoints to breach. Password management service LastPass has noted that 59% of the users use the same password for multiple accounts. The IT security career is fast evolving into a huge market due to the fact that the cyber attacks used the cleverly disguised malicious processes that seem to be legitimate at a cursory glance. Here endpoint management is becoming very important to keep IT infrastructure secure and safe.
The following are the four ways in which the endpoint management can help secure the workplace of IT:
- Device Audit: The IT teams should be aware of the hardware and the software that comprises their infrastructure. But the surge in the cloud and mobile computing adoption known as the “shadow IT” in the workplaces that comprises of unsanctioned applications and the devices that the workers use. Using the endpoint management solutions, the IT teams can easily and automatically discover all the devices connected to the network, specifications, systems and the software that run on them.
- Process Tracking and Termination: Enabling the remote access to the endpoints, the system administrators can review the active processes and terminate the dubious ones.
- Automated patch Deployment: Endpoint management solution can automatically detect the available firmware and the software updates for each of the device connected to the network.
- Accurate Information and Real-Time Action: The endpoint management would aid in the most up-to-date information about the system, the administrators would also be able to suggest the right actions to the decision makers.