IT administrators identify inadequate data protection, deficient mobile access policies, and system integrity vulnerabilities as key issues
In an effort to help IT departments evaluate and better secure their network endpoints, such as desktops, notebooks, smart phones, MP3 players and thumb drives, Novell today announced initial results from its Threat Assessment survey which show that many enterprises are still highly vulnerable to preventable security threats. To date, the survey has revealed significant vulnerabilities, particularly in the areas of inadequate data protection, insufficient mobile access policies, and lack of application control and system integrity for endpoint devices.
Inadequate Data Protection
Insufficient Mobile Access Policies
Lack of Application Control and System Integrity
"Endpoint security threats are evolving at a rapid pace," said Grant Ho, senior solution manager for Security at Novell. "Every day, vital customer data is lost due to lax security practices. The Threat Assessment survey is designed to give enterprises a better idea of their security vulnerabilities as well as provide guidance to ensure they are doing everything they can to secure their endpoints and protect sensitive corporate and customer data."
Endpoint Security Best Practices
Based on the results of its Threat Assessment survey, Novell identifies the three best practices for endpoint security as data protection, mobile access control and system health.
The survey results were gathered from responses to the Novell® Threat Assessment Tool, an online test that offers IT administrators and decision makers the opportunity to evaluate their endpoint security practices, procedures and risks. From managing removable storage and VPN usage to data encryption and advanced personal firewalls, the Novell Threat Assessment Tool helps enterprises identify areas of security vulnerability and offers recommendations to assist businesses in shoring up the integrity of their endpoints. To access the free Threat Assessment Tool, visit http://www.novell.com/systemsmanagement/secure-desktop/threat-assessment/threatassessment.html.
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