Frost & Sullivan conducted the survey of Global 2000 companies in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, for network andIoT security company ForeScout. It asked questions about security breaches and the effectiveness of certain network security tools.
Regardless of region or technology, IT and security administrators revealed that their networks have significant blind spots, underscoring that too many organizations deploy network security technologies in silos with little or no communication between products and teams, according to the survey.
Also, respondents reported low confidence in their patch-management agents (37 percent), mobile-device management agents (35 percent), encryption agents (28 percent) and antivirus agents (27 percent). An agent is a small piece of code installed on an endpoint that associates the endpoint to the enterprise network.
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