It costs money to have incomplete cybersecurity information visibility. Organizations suffer from blind spots due to a lack of real-time complete visibility, which limits cybersecurity protection and increases risk. On-premises, cloud, endpoint, and hybrid IT architectures are becoming increasingly complicated. With such a large and diverse infrastructure, attackers have plenty of opportunities to hide and emerge when they’re least suspected.

Why Endpoint Security Coverage is Critical

Cybercriminals prey on non-technical people and, in particular, the endpoints they use. What amount of risk are you ready to take when your sensitive data and reputation are on the line, regardless of how well your servers and firewalls are monitored and protected?

According to the Ponemon Institute, a data breach now takes an average of 127 days to identify and costs $2.64 million. Comprehensive visibility and real-time telemetry analysis alerts users to cybersecurity dangers before they cause significant damage. Early detection of threats makes them easier to defend and remediate, as well as less expensive to handle.

Why Organizations Fail at Endpoint Security Despite Capable Technology

Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPPs) such as anti-virus and anti-malware aren’t enough to keep critical data safe. Businesses today would be more effective at protecting against well-funded threat actors if technology alone could overcome cybersecurity vulnerabilities, rather than enduring rampant data breaches and ransomware attacks. Additionally, companies may use log sensors to monitor only key devices such as firewalls and servers, leaving endpoints vulnerable.

The following are some of the advantages of having complete network and infrastructure visibility:

  • Improved information technology decision-making
  • Devices and applications that were redundant or obsolete were removed.
  • Cost savings achieved through optimization and simplification

Full Visibility Shouldn’t be Challenging

Many businesses believe they must first spend considerably in cybersecurity technology before going it alone. Managed security experts with the skills and time to manage endpoint security help it reach its full potential. When administered in-house, endpoint security is frequently overlooked in favor of larger initiatives, daily routines, and meetings.

Business leaders are either unaware of the need of endpoint security coverage or believe their firm has adequate coverage, therefore justifying their lack of endpoint security spending. There isn’t a magic bullet for rapid visibility. Develop your security maturity in stages, starting with perceived high-value devices such core firewalls and servers and ending with endpoints, as shown in the table below.

Entry-level visibility Better visibility Ideal visibility
Monitoring core devices like firewalls and servers. Monitoring on-network endpoints like laptops and workstations. Monitoring all core devices such as firewalls and servers, as well as workstations, especially remote.

Consider whether you have the personnel and abilities to maintain your cybersecurity up to date. Don’t add more technology to the stack since your team is already overworked. Find a Managed Endpoint Security partner who can provide the perfect mix of people, process, and technology to help you scale and improve productivity.

Optimize your Endpoint Coverage with CYB3R-X Managed Threat Protection

Businesses on a tight budget who want to save money are deluded into believing that endpoint security is unimportant. Endpoint security is more important than ever in a defense-in-depth strategy to cybersecurity. The need to constantly update and tune sensors, rely on internet connectivity, or worry about costly maintenance to stay up with threats is eliminated by operational simplicity.

Look for chances to consolidate not only your own tech stack but that of your end clients as a managed security service provider and trusted adviser, as this IDC Report demonstrates. Without breaking the bank, you may take simple steps to reduce cybersecurity risk, improve compliance, and close visibility gaps. Learn how our Managed Threat Protection’s extended detection and response (XDR) coverage provides capabilities like holistic visibility and attack surface reduction to help you forecast, prevent, identify, and respond to problems faster.