Security Investigate

The evolving landscape of desktop security

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Executive Summary

The desktop security landscape has been evolving due to multiple factors, including targeted malware, end-user convenience concerns, and IT support and operations costs. This solution brief explains about why the traditional way of implementing desktop security -- akin to buying an insurance policy against possible risks with no significant consideration of any other factors - can't sustain in the future.

The paper explores the issues that occur in the corporate common operating environment (COE) in setting desktop security and the challenge for IT teams as they have to balance end user flexibility and security needs.

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