There\u2019s a simple reason why organizations have recently experienced so many new vulnerabilities and breaches. Over the past year, organizations transformed their endpoint environment, and yet they continue to manage and secure their new environments using legacy tools designed for legacy environments.\n\nWhat\u2019s changed in the modern endpoint environment\n\nHistorically, endpoint environments were relatively small, static, and predictable. They were filled with endpoints that were provisioned by IT and which lived on-premises.\n\nBut over the past year, organizations have:\n\nDespite making these major changes to their environments, many organizations continue to manage and secure their endpoints using legacy tools that were designed for their old environments \u2014 with unfortunate results.\n\nWhy you can\u2019t apply legacy tools to modern environments\n\nTo be clear, there is nothing fundamentally wrong with legacy endpoint tools. Yesterday\u2019s endpoint tools worked well in yesterday\u2019s endpoint environment.\n\nBut when these tools are applied to today\u2019s environment, they typically fail to perform fundamental endpoint management and security tasks. Specifically, these tools fail across a few critical points:\n\nThey can\u2019t easily manage and secure large, evolving environments filled with distributed endpoints. \n\nMost legacy tools are built on a hub-and-spoke architecture that requires dozens or hundreds of staging servers to perform simple endpoint management and security tasks. This structure prevents them from scaling quickly alongside rapidly changing networks and forces them to consume a high amount of bandwidth to scan and apply security controls to large, distributed networks. Organizations commonly don\u2019t have this bandwidth to spare, creating visibility gaps and low levels of compliance with simple controls.\n\nThey can\u2019t deliver the endpoint data that organizations need when they need it. Most legacy tools utilize centralized data collection and instrumentation. Every time they want to analyze endpoint data, they must first pull all that data from the network and store it in a central repository. But today\u2019s sprawling endpoint environments produce more data than legacy tools can quickly centralize. With legacy tools, organizations can no longer collect, store, and analyze endpoint data in a useable manner, and must make endpoint management and security decisions based on limited, stale data sets.\n\nThese tools make endpoint management and security needlessly complex and costly. Most legacy tools were designed to solve a single, specific problem. This design commonly forces organizations to adopt a new point tool every time they bring a new asset type or vulnerability into their environment. These point tools don\u2019t work well together and create increasing complexity. The Ponemon Cyber Resilience Study recently found that 63% of security teams are spending more time managing their tools than they spend combating threats, and 53% believe their excess volume of tools is actually making their security posture worse.\n\nThese are not small points of failure. They suggest a fundamental mismatch between legacy tools and modern environments.\n\nThe problems legacy tools are creating\n\nTo see how this fundamental mismatch might be playing out in the real world, we surveyed hundreds of technology leaders about their endpoint management and security tools and how they were\n\nperforming. We learned that:\n\nModernization doesn\u2019t have to be complicated. Technology leaders must simply replace their legacy endpoint tools with modern endpoint tools designed to perform management and security within today\u2019s new environments.\n\nLearn how to gain complete visibility over all your endpoints and perform large-scale actions within minutes.