We’re only in the second month of the year and already the threats are coming thick and fast. Just in the past week we’ve heard of a major breach at two popular gaming forums and a ransomware attack which crippled the police CCTV camera network in the US capital. This tells us that the endpoint, frequently the first target in such attacks, must be better protected as we head through 2017. But it can be hard to cut through the marketing hype in such a crowded marketplace.
We all know that it’s getting harder and harder for IT security managers to defend corporate systems. A perfect storm of static or dwindling resources, complex IT environments, a growing attack surface, and the increasing volume and sophistication of threats has made it one of the most difficult jobs in IT. That’s why to the time-poor IT buyer, trusted third-party reports like Gartner’s Magic Quadrant have become regarded as valuable sources of information during purchasing cycles. Continue reading →