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Syxsense launches unified endpoint management and security solution

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Syxsense, a leader in IT and security management solutions, has released Syxsense Enterprise, which combines endpoint management and endpoint security in a single solution. This solution provides real-time vulnerability monitoring and immediate remediation for any endpoint in an organization’s network.

Syxsense Enterprise is the company’s new SaaS-based unified endpoint security and management platform. It integrates patch management, vulnerability scanning and remediation, and mobile device management into a single centralized console. IT teams can now use the cloud to manage, detect and secure all endpoints with 100% visibility across desktop, laptop, server and mobile devices.

Detecting vulnerabilities and new devices

Current attackers leverage misconfiguration, unpatched vulnerabilities and software upgrades. Security misconfiguration vulnerabilities often occur due to insecure default configuration, side-effects of configuration modification, or merely insecure setup. According to a survey conducted by security firm Tripwire, more than one of every four IT experts (27%) confirmed that their company had been hacked as a result of an unpatched vulnerability (the EU figure was even higher, at 34%).

It can be difficult to locate the items that require repair: in that same study, 59% of experts indicated they can detect new hardware and software on their network within hours, while many stated it’s a time-consuming manual process, with 35% stating less than half of their assets are identified automatically.

Unified solution puts it all in one place

Although most endpoint solutions require multiple tools, agents and consoles to address these combined threats, Syxsense Enterprise integrates all of the tools required to keep endpoint devices up to date (patch management), allow remote management of endpoint devices (device management), and detect and remediate security vulnerabilities from a single console.  

“We enable comprehensive control over every endpoint device on the network by giving a unified cloud solution to our customers, allowing them to instantly secure business-critical resources and streamline security operations. There’s no longer the unnecessary stress [of running] reports in one program and then switching to another to fix vulnerabilities detected,” said Ashley Leonard, CEO at Syxsense.

Remediation workflows made easy

Syxsense Enterprise layers on a workflow automation platform called Syxsense Cortex. This tool replaces the need for sophisticated remediation scripting with an easy-to-use editor for designing remediation workflows. 

Syxsense provides prebuilt remediation procedures for active threats, in addition to making the process of creating workflows easier. This includes the capacity to detect software vulnerabilities in both the operating system and third-party applications, as well as misconfigurations caused by open ports, deactivated firewalls and inadequate user account policies, among other things. A team can simply receive the workflow, change it to their liking, and then send it out, according to Leonard.

Enhanced management of mobile devices

The solution also layers on Syxsense’s recently introduced Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution. In addition to the previously supported Windows, Linux, and Mac environments, this solution allows IT to manage devices running on iOS, iPadOS and Android. Syxsense MDM includes all the tools necessary for device enrollment, inventory and configuration management; application deployment and rollback; data containerization; and remote device lock/reset/wipe (making it possible for IT to wipe sensitive data from lost or stolen devices).

Users would often turn to numerous other competing solutions such as Qualys, Tenable, Rapid7, Ivanti and others to create a similar scope of solution. None, according to Leonard, has as much functionality in a single console as Syxsense Enterprise.

“The scope of our solution, which includes patch management, device management, and security remediation across all endpoint devices, including Linux, Windows, MacOS, and mobile devices such as Android and iOS/iPadOS, distinguishes Syxsense from competitors in the market,” said Leonard.

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