As data becomes the new currency of the digital marketplace, one of the biggest security challenges organizations face is the number and kinds of endpoint devices that need access to the network. Smartphones, laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, and IoT devices of every function and size, and belonging to both employees and consumers, now regularly connect to some segment of the network to access data.
Many of the devices and apps we commonly use, from GPS to monitors and schedules to social media, require constant access to data sources. These devices are also a repository of some of the most important information in our personal and professional lives. We use them to manage our finances, plan our schedules, map our routes, interact with friends and family, check our personal and work mail and messages, collaborate with coworkers, and access sensitive corporate data.