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Endpoint security myths and why they persist

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Endpoint security myths and why they persist

by Mirko Zorz - Editor in Chief - Monday, 14 July 2014


In this interview, Roman Foeckl, CEO of CoSoSys, illustrates the most prominent endpoint security myths and explains why they persist. Furthermore, he talks about the hurdles with protecting endpoint clients in the enterprise and offers advice on what organizations can do in order to stay ahead of the threats.

What are today's most prominent endpoint security myths? Why do they still persist?

Endpoint security is a widely used term that means different things to different people. To make things worse, the term and its meaning has changed over the last 5 years or so. It has evolved from anti-virus/anti-malware solutions, to firewall, device control and intrusion detection. Endpoint security software differs in its definition also from one vendor to another, so one can expect to find data loss prevention capabilities included as well. No wonder that several myths emerged among IT security decision makers when it comes to endpoint security. The use of the term is furthermore evolving since what an endpoint is changes as well and it now includes also tablets and smartphones besides desktops, laptops and thin clients


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