Tight budgets, limited resources, leaks, compliance, and regulatory issues are just a handful of the issues government agencies face when working to address the protection and security of their networks. But, despite best efforts, endpoint security continues to pose unique challenges – even for the most conscientious organizations.
More and more endpoint devices are accessing the enterprise-level network, increasing the number of potential entry points for malware and other attack vectors. For agencies with a large number of endpoints, seeking out potential or actual threats is often likened to searching for a needle in a haystack.
Conventional methods for mitigating cyber security threats attempt to protect the network from unauthorized users and focus on detecting known threats, leaving the network unprotected from unknown, organization-specific threats. Those tasked with implementing the best cyber security solutions are placed in a reactive position and constantly playing catch-up to provide even the most rudimentary level of security to their agency’s networks..
An issue brief written by the Center for Digital Government, in partnership with Guidance Software, sheds light on the benefits of leveraging end-point analytics. The massive amounts of information about network endpoint activity collected from enterprise-wide servers and devices means that endpoint analytics provide an unparalleled level of intelligence and insight that can be used to predict and thwart previously unknown or undetected.
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