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    Endpoint Management

    What is Endpoint Management?

    Endpoint management is the practice of ensuring devices are configured correctly, protected with necessary security controls, and aligned with IT and security policies.

    For endpoint management to be successful, it’s fundamental to have an accurate and up-to-date inventory of all IT assets.

    What is an Endpoint?

    An endpoint is any device that connects to an organization’s network. The device may be connected within the organization’s firewall or outside of it. Endpoint examples include:

    • Point-of-sale (POS) systems
    • Laptop and desktop computers
    • Mobile devices including phones and tablets
    • IoT devices
    • Switches
    • Printers

    Why is Endpoint Management important?

    An increasing number of endpoints connecting to an organization’s network from outside of a firewall (e.g. POS, remote employees) has made the security perimeter more fluid and dynamic. These endpoints further increase an organization’s cyber attack surface. By managing and increasing the security of each endpoint, IT departments can lower the risk of a cyber attack.

    Want to gain unified visibility into all your organizations’ endpoints? Learn how Axonius helps with endpoint management.