The Definition of “Endpoint” is Changing
In many workplaces today, the new norm is BYOD — Bring Your Own Device. An increasing number of enterprises find that home-based IT equipment and services are both more capable and less expensive than legacy systems, so everything from employee-owned laptops to the latest consumer smartphones are now appearing in the office. To address the security of these new endpoints, McAfee offers a complete solution that meets the growing, bidirectional, web-protection needs of organizations — while enabling them to take advantage of everything today’s web has to offer.
Employee web use is more varied and far-reaching than ever. With new mobile business apps deployed every day, more internal business data is transmitted on mobile platforms. As a result, employee use of these new platforms is on the rise — both for business and personal use. On an average day, employees use four consumer devices and multiple third-party applications and websites. These include:
As organizations adopt new productivity platforms for employees and permit the use of new consumer devices, McAfee provides solutions that protect against every angle of attack, delivers a unified management system that scales to organizations of all sizes, and ensures all endpoints are secure and compliant.
Powered by McAfee Labs and Global Threat Intelligence, McAfee solutions ensure all endpoints meet IT compliance standards prior to network access, and protect users and assets from malware entering the network. Beyond simply allowing or denying access to employee-owned devices, our solutions let you control which users are permitted to access specific applications, and manage how web applications are used, enabling a safe, productive consumerization program.
Enable remote encryption and encrypt sensitive data on both company-owned laptops and employee-owned smartphones.
McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) safeguards intellectual property and ensures compliance by protecting sensitive data wherever it lives – on the network, in storage systems or at the endpoint, while saving time and money with centralized deployment, management, and reporting.
Optimize virtualized desktops. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offers an innovative way to enable access while limiting data exposure. Using VDI, all applications and data are stored on corporate servers, and access is limited to data on employee-owned hosts. McAfee MOVE AntiVirus optimizes VDI by offloading security-intensive functions to increase performance and scalability.
As Gartner predicts, BYOD is here to stay and will soon become the rule rather than the exception. Users are eager to embrace the trend, but IT is reticent for good reason. This solution brief shows IT how to successfully get a handle on BYOD with a scalable strategy and integrated solutions that fall under the umbrella of the Security Connected framework from McAfee.
McAfee data protection solutions guard critical data against insider risk, including accidental exposure of company information and laptop loss.
Learn how to prepare your enterprise for the consumerization of IT.