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VMblog's Expert Interviews: Adaptiva CEO Talks Endpoint Security and Client Health 6.0

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According to a new report released from Orbis Research, the global endpoint security market is expected to double its value of 9.15 billion in 2016 to reach 17.33 billion by the end of 2022.  This demand is fueling a surge in endpoint health and security products, many of which claim to provide instant visibility and control over thousands of endpoints in seconds.  While solid for SMBs, the question is whether or not these product architectures can intelligently scale to handle multiple simultaneous endpoint queries which results in CPU processing and network bandwidth nightmares for larger enterprise organizations.

This week, Adaptiva launched Client Health 6.0 which the company says integrates the load balancing technology and peer-to-peer architecture necessary to provide enterprise-grade health and security across hundreds of thousands of endpoints.  

To find out more, I spoke with the company's CEO, Jim Souders. 

VMblog:  What are your thoughts on the way endpoint security is growing?  What are the major trends that would affect this segment?

Jim Souders:  Endpoint security and patching vulnerabilities on company devices has been a key enterprise initiative for some time and it's showing no sign of slowing down. According to a new report released from Orbis Research, the global endpoint security market is expected to double-valued at 9.15 billion in 2016 it's expected to reach 17.33 billion by the end of 2022.

In light of this, we're seeing increasing emphasis in enterprises investing in effective, proactive endpoint security that doesn't cause for a substantial increase in IT staff, resources and time. A key focus for IT organizations in 2017 is integrating endpoint security with self-managing capabilities to dramatically reduce the time and effort it takes for enterprises to gain visibility and control over endpoint health and security issues.

VMblog:  How is Adaptiva equipped to be part of the growth story?

Souders:  The increased focus is great for Adaptiva because it points out the importance of endpoint security in the digital age, and it reinforces how complex the problem of endpoint security is, and how many organizations are looking to improve their infrastructure.

This demand for endpoint security in the market is also fueling a recent surge in the introduction of endpoint health and security products, many of which claim to uniquely provide instant visibility and control over thousands of endpoints in seconds. Few, if any, of these product's architectures can intelligently scale to handle multiple simultaneous endpoint queries, which results in CPU processing and network bandwidth nightmares for larger enterprise organizations. Adaptiva launched Client Health 6.0 to leverage it's proven load balancing network aware technology and elegant peer-to-peer architecture to provide enterprise-grade health and security across hundreds of thousands of endpoints. Client Health 6.0 delivers the endpoint visibility and control enterprises need while protecting the network and ensuring zero impact on the managed devices.

VMblog:  How does it affect the IT management industry?

Souders:  There are added pressures and standards IT management need to meet to protect the ever-growing number of vulnerability areas in end user computing at companies. This means IT needs to be able to detect and respond to threats more quickly for a large amount of end user devices.

CIOs and IT executives are looking for more efficient ways for their IT team to manage the health and security of thousands of endpoints without added time, effort and stress. We have seen our systems management customers and prospects increasingly allocate more of their budgets for endpoint troubleshooting and remediation this year. They are coming to Adaptiva because they want a proven entperprise scale technology that proactively monitors the health and security of endpoints and automatically resolves any issues without the need for manual efforts.

VMblog:  Can you share some of the key new features found in Client Health 6.0?

Souders:  Adaptiva Client Health 6.0 improves IT efficiency by automatically checking every device's health across the enteprise, diagnosing any problems, and fixing issues in seconds. The latest updates include: an advanced Visual Reporting Engine which enables IT professionals to gain instant insights into the health and security of the endpoints across their entire enterprise; over a dozen new dashboards and reports that provide at-a-glance status on the current health of the entire enterprise while enabling detailed analysis on individual devices; the automation necessary for IT professionals to keep up with the pace of troubleshooting and resolving issues on hundreds of thousands of devices in thousands of locations.

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VMblog:  How do you differentiate your offerings/services from those offered by your competitors?

Souders:  Unlike endpoint solutions that simply provide visibility into health and security issues, Client Health comes pre-packaged with 75 health checks that proactively monitor, troubleshoot and resolve endpoint health and security issues without the need for manual intervention. This helps dramatically reduce the time it takes for enterprises to maintain visibility and control over endpoint health and security issues, along with freeing IT pros time to work on things that bring innovation to the business instead of troubleshooting tasks.

Client Health also includes the IT industry's most powerful WorkFlow Designer that enterprises can use to easily create their own custom health and security checks and remediation tasks without writing a single line of code. Within the WorkFlow Designer palette, IT professionals can drag and drop functions into a logical flow choosing from a list of over 160 pre-defined health and security checks and remediation activities. Customers can also integrate their own custom settings, operational processes, and applications into any existing workflow within seconds, enabling them to rapidly respond to endpoint health problems and security threats as they happen.

VMblog:  Are there any existing customers using Client Health?  And what results are they seeing?

Souders:  Client Health is used by some of the largest of Global 1000 companies in the world today and is deployed on millions of devices in over 100 countries. For example, one major international banking customer currently uses Client Health to run over 8 million health checks each day to maintain the health and security of more than 250,000 endpoints worldwide. The bank also easily designed more than 125 custom health checks, using Client Health's drag and drop visual WorkFlow Designer. In addition, they use the product's intuitive reporting engine to check on the security and health of endpoints, making sure that Client Health automatically resolves any issues.

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Jim Souders, CEO, Adaptiva

Jim is responsible for scaling operations at Adaptiva to support the continued success and rapid customer adoption of our market-leading solutions. Jim joins Adaptiva with more than 20 years experience in multi-stage company evolution and development. Prior to Adaptiva, Jim was General Manager and Vice President at Dorado Software. He has led high growth organizations delivering a variety of leading edge technologies, including IT infrastructure management, cross-platform mobile application development, WAN/LAN optimization, and wireless supply chain automation systems.

Published Monday, March 13, 2017 8:01 AM by David Marshall
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