Why and How to Block Security Breaches at the Endpoint

Even though most companies understand the need to defend the enterprise against malware, it is clear that some technologies cannot provide sufficient protection.

In this guide, you’ll learn how organizations can put the right security tools in place and partner with a managed services provider (MSP) to provide missing expertise and oversight, enabling better safeguard endpoints against malware infections.

Malware Infection is Running Rampant

A recent survey by IDG and Syntax suggests that previous industry reports about malware infection rates are outdated - or may have understated the extent of the problem. Roughly three out of four respondents have a central incident response team (CIRT). However, among those CIRTs, less than half use only full-time, in-house employees.

Managed Security Provider Facts

Companies that outsource their anti-malware and endpoint protection have lower malware infection rates.

  • Among companies using MSPs, 81 percent reported infection rates of 3 percent or less, compared to 69 percent of companies using a coordinating response team, 65 percent of companies using distributed incident teams, and 63 percent using a CIRT.
  • Only 19 percent of companies using MSPs experienced an infection rate over 3 percent, compared to 32 percent of companies with a coordinating response team, 35 percent of those with distributed incident response teams, and 30 percent of those with a CIRT.