Next to ongoing security issues, meeting compliance mandates is one of the biggest challenges IT professionals face today. The proliferation of endpoints in your IT landscape, thanks to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and internet-of-things (IoT) technologies, adds to the headache. The ever-present possibility of a Microsoft license compliance audit means you need assurance that you are adhering to software compliance rules at all times. There are also data protection and security regulations that IT admins need to comply with.
Keeping track of all those endpoints is difficult enough, but ensuring that each one meets all compliance requirements is a monumental task. Compliance is about protection, and all organizations are subject to some type of security regulation or policy, whether it’s an internal requirement or externally mandated.
The specific external requirements change on a frequent basis, thanks to the heightened security risks of our increasingly complex IT environments. In addition to security regulations, companies must comply with software use requirements and internal policies that keep users from introducing vulnerabilities into the network.
With so many moving pieces, achieving endpoint compliance is complicated.