Unified Least Privilege and Endpoint Security

In a recent privilege management survey, respondents indicated that 86% of users have too much access. When a user is an administrator, the risk is even greater: an external threat or malicious insider can leverage admin permissions to move laterally throughout an environment, wreaking untold damage on a company’s data and assets.

The natural reaction for IT is to enhance endpoint protection, and also to remove administrative rights so that attackers cannot gain a beachhead on important assets. All of this must be done quickly and efficiently to close security gaps without disrupting workflows. This process starts with having a solid endpoint protection strategy for addressing malware and a complementary strategy for managing privileges.