It only takes one exploit to cripple an entire corporate network.
By 2016, 38% of companies will stop providing devices to their workers, says Info Security magazine. Allowing employees to bring their own device means less control of what devices end up on the network. The more “rogue” devices, the more endpoints, the more risk.
Of course, as a McAfee partner you’re well aware of the security risks involved with not having a bulletproof endpoint security solution in place.
Threats that weren’t even a blip on IT’s radar a few years ago–rootkit/beneath-the-OS threats, digitally-signed malware and advanced persistent threats (ATP)–are just some of the new tactics being employed by today’s cybercriminals. (Checkout McAfee Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2012 for more details on today’s security threat landscape.)
In this new five-part blog series on Redefining Endpoint Security, we’ll explore some of the new security threats facing customers’ networks, but most importantly we’ll feature the products that can help you differentiate, grow and prosper with McAfee.
First up, Real Time for ePO™ with an amazing bit of technology inside that helps collect McAfee endpoint security product status instantly. No waiting.
Using a scalable peer-to peer methodology for querying information from all of your customer’s endpoints in seconds, Real Time for McAfee ePO expedites feedback. This means more precise and current information and that leads to more intelligent analysis and quick decision making on the part of IT.
Compare RealTime for ePO to every other type of reporting. The others all provide a picture of the past that could be hours or even days old, depending on an endpoint’s last check-in time to a network. Ask your customers what it would mean to them, to have real time intelligence.
With real-time visibility, your customers can proactively take action on the most recent intelligence. Being able to recognize and correct any under-protected and non-compliant endpoints means that even the intern’s spyware-riddled tablet can’t touch the network.
A Big Deal for Partners, Too
The endpoint market is projected to grow from $3.8B in 2012 to $4.88B in 2017, according to IDC. Together with you, we’ve built a more than 60 million endpoint install base. Customers who own the Endpoint Protection Suite (EPS), Endpoint Protection Advanced (EPA) or Total Protection for Enterprise (TPE) are entitled to Real Time for ePO today. Make sure your customers enable the Real-Time for ePO feature so they can experience the benefits and lock them in for their next endpoint renewal.
As for your Greenfield or competitive displacement endpoint security opportunities, make sure to show your customer how quickly and easily they can access crucial security status data and refine defenses to stop endpoint risks and compliance concerns. Real Time for ePO and real time intelligence is something no other security vendor can provide.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is reshaping today’s workplace and is changing the way IT purchases, manages and secures. Combine that with the new tactics and technologies being used to evade today’s standard security measures and the big question becomes, are your customers ready for these security challenges?
Learn more about ePO and stay tuned for part two of our Redefining Endpoint Security series next week.
- Real Time for McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Data Sheet
- McAfee Delivers Unified Rapid-Response Security Management
- Reserve your spot at our upcoming webinar with a live demo of Real Time for McAfee ePO on May 15, 2013.
- Product Guide: Real Time for ePolicy Orchestrator 1.0.0
- Real Time Special Edition User Guide 1.0