Nearly one third of IT managers don't know how many endpoints they are managing.
According to a survey by LogMeIn, while 88% of IT professionals believe endpoint management is important, 30% do not know how many endpoints exist within their organisation.
Although IT professionals consider endpoint management a priority and evolving workplace trends demand it, only 52% are proactively addressing security concerns before a breach occurs.
The survey of 1,000 IT Professionals found that security efforts are focused hardware, with 71% of respondents saying they actively address hardware protection, but 44% failed to secure software and 52% have not addressed mobile device security.
The study also showed that only 52% of IT professionals take measures to proactively address security concerns before a breach occurs. Only 26% of IT professionals surveyed reported investing in automated monitoring and alerts, only 17% invest in anti-malware on mobile devices and 14% invest in third party patch management. The lack of these important security measures are leaving their companies open to potential cyber-attacks.
"Evolving workplace trends and new attack vectors are rapidly increasing the risk of security breaches for businesses of all sizes and our research shows that many aren't doing all that they could to avoid becoming a victim," said Sandor Palfy, Chief Technology Officer of Identity and Access Management at LogMeIn. "Fortunately, there are ways to be proactive and take measures to ensure not a single threat goes unnoticed. With Central, we aim to provide IT organizations with the speed, flexibility, and insight needed to increase productivity, reduce IT costs, and mitigate risk."