Endpoint security is a double-edge sword: protected systems can still be breached

Endpoint protection can be a double-edged sword. That is because overloading endpoints with too many clients, not keeping OS patches current, and lacking reliable visibility to endpoints all combine to increase, rather than reduce, the risk of a breach.

In fact, conflicting layers of security on an endpoint is proving to be just as risky as none at all. That’s based on a new study that finds that the greater the endpoint complexity, the more unmanageable an entire network becomes in terms of lack of insights, control, and reliable protection.

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