- Endpoint security vendor Promisec says endpoint security solutions are still lacking despite a heightened fear of security breaches among companies.
- 89% of VP and C-Level IT leaders who responded in a Promisec survey said they have a heightened fear of a breach, but only 32% have advanced endpoint security in place.
- A recent report predicts the market value for endpoint security will grow from $11.62 billion in 2015 to $17.38 billion by 2020.
Steve Lowing, director of Product Management at Promisec, said some of the gaps in endpoint security are the lack of regular rollouts of software patches, gaps in application blocking, and shadow IT.
“Enterprises don’t get close to complete coverage in patching some of the riskiest systems, which includes endpoint systems,” said Lowing.
BYOD can exacerbate the challenges because they are often not on the corporate network long enough for the enterprise to be certain they are bringing it up to a standard of perfection in security, Lowing said.
Lowing says security software is only one layer of the necessary protection, however.
“We’ve found that making sure things like [antivirus] are always up to date is not sufficient to ensure proper coverage of endpoints,” he said.
In terms of devices, IoT has the weakest endpoint protection because it has the weakest device resources, said Ed Cabrera, vice president of Cybersecurity Strategy at Trend Micro.
“IoT devices are not powerful enough to support traditional endpoint security solutions,” Cabrera said. “It is harder to implement host based intrusion detection and prevention capabilities because of limited processing power, storage and memory.”