Best Practice Report

Endpoint Security Starts With The Operating System

August 21st, 2023
With contributors:
Merritt Maxim , Hailey DiCicco


Securing modern endpoints and effectively protecting both users and business data often requires solutions from multiple vendors. If the operating system (OS) foundation is insecure, you may need to add solutions to bolster the structure, requiring more budget and resources. Today’s desktop and mobile OSes give security and risk (S&R) leaders a strong foundation upon which to layer additional protection as needed. In some cases, S&R pros can forgo adding solutions because the defenses provided by the OS are adequate based on their risk profile.

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