Balancing Act: Striking the Right Balance So that All Your Endpoints Are Secure
by David Ferre
Novell Connection Magazine - March 2009
Here's an excerpt:
USB storage devices have become as commonplace as car keys. In fact, many of you reading this article likely have a thumb drive hanging on your key ring. Of course, it doesn’t stop there; MP3 players, PDAs, DVD/CD burners, mobile phones and digital cameras all provide digital storage that makes life easier and more enjoyable for the masses while at the same time creating a security nightmare for organizations.
Businesses lose billions of dollars a year as a result of data theft, data loss and the accompanying costs associated with clean up and recovery. A major contributor to this liability is inadequate endpoint protection, especially as it relates to mobile devices and misuse, whether intentional and unintentional, of mobile storage technologies. As an administrator, you face a difficult dilemma: how do you implement the appropriate levels of security and control without impacting the productivity and agility your users need in regard to mobility and removable storage? Too often, endpoint security solutions sacrifice productivity for security, or vice versa.
To help you strike the optimum balance of protecting your organization's digital assets while enabling the agility and mobility of your users, Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management differentiates itself in two key areas, namely, implementing and managing protection, and providing multiple levels of protection.
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