LogMeIn released findings of a new global report, “Uncovering the Harsh Realities of Endpoint Management: Bridging the gaps in multi-device security” revealing current market trends and business threats driving the need for IT professionals to make endpoint management a priority.
The global survey, which polled 1,000 IT professionals across North America and Europe found that while 88 percent of IT respondents acknowledge the importance of endpoint management, nearly one third don’t know how many endpoints they manage. Data from the survey also showed that although IT professionals consider endpoint management a priority and evolving workplace trends demand it, only 52 percent are proactively addressing security concerns before a breach occurs. As a result, despite understanding the security risks associated with managing multiple devices, IT professionals could be doing much more to manage and protect all endpoints from cyber-attacks.
“Evolving workplace trends and new attack vectors are rapidly increasing the risk of security breaches for businesses of all sizes and our research shows that many aren’t doing all that they could to avoid becoming a victim,” said Sandor Palfy, Chief Technology Officer of Identity and Access Management at LogMeIn. “Fortunately, there are ways to be proactive and take measures to ensure not a single threat goes unnoticed. With Central, we aim to provide IT organizations with the speed, flexibility, and insight needed to increase productivity, reduce IT costs, and mitigate risk.”
According to the survey, 58 percent of IT professionals consider malware as their top security concern, followed by ransomware. 30 percent of IT professionals do not know how many endpoint devices exist within their organization.