Since the pandemic began, 60 million people in Southeast Asia have become digital consumers. The staggering opportunities Asia\u2019s burgeoning digital economy presents are reason enough to spur you into rethinking the way you do business.\n\nThis means one thing: digital transformation. Cloud adoption empowers organisations to adapt quickly to sudden market disruptions. Back when the pandemic was at its peak, hybrid work and enterprise mobile apps ensured critical operations were able to maintain business-as-usual despite lockdowns and border closures. Today, they are empowering an increasingly mobile workforce to stay productive\u2014on their terms.\n\nFacilitating this transformation saw organisations dismantling legacy infrastructures and adopting decentralised networks, cloud-based services, and the widespread use of employees\u2019 personal devices.\n\nBut with this new cloud-enabled environment of mobile devices and apps, remote workspaces, and edge-computing components came substantial information gaps. Ask yourself if you have complete visibility of all your IT assets; there\u2019s a good chance you\u2019d answer no. This shouldn\u2019t come as a surprise, as 94% of organisations find 20% or more of their endpoints undiscovered and therefore unprotected. \n\nWhy you can\u2019t ignore your undiscovered (and unprotected) endpoints\n\nThe rapid proliferation of endpoints, which increases the complexity of today\u2019s IT environments and introduces a broader attack surface for cyber criminals to exploit, only serves to underscore the importance of knowing all your endpoints. Here\u2019s what will happen if you don\u2019t.\n\nExposure to security risk. You need to keep your doors and windows locked if you want to secure your home. But what if you don\u2019t know how many you have or where they are located? It\u2019s the same with endpoints: you can\u2019t protect what you can\u2019t see. Knowing your endpoints and getting real-time updates on their status will go a long way to proactively keeping cyber threats at bay and responding to an incident rapidly\u2014and at scale.\n\nPoor decision-making. Access to real-time data relies on instantaneous communication with all your IT assets, the data from which enable your teams to make better-informed decisions. Yet current endpoint practices work with data collected at an earlier point in time. What this means is that by the time your team utilises the data, it\u2019s already outdated. This, in turn, renders the insights they derived inaccurate, and in some instances, unusable.\n\nInefficient operations. Despite IT assets being constantly added to or decommissioned from the environment due to workforce shifts and new requirements, many enterprises still track their inventory manually with Excel spreadsheets. You can imagine their struggle to get a complete and accurate inventory of every single asset and the resulting guessing games IT teams need to play to figure out what to manage and patch without that inventory.\n\nGetting a better handle on ever-present security threats \n\nHaving a bird\u2019s-eye view of your endpoints requires you to have the right tools to manage them, no matter the size or complexity of your digital environment. These should help regain real-time visibility and complete control by:\n\nYou only stand to gain when you truly understand the importance of real-time visibility and complete control over your endpoints\u2014and commit to it. In the case of insurer Zurich, having a high-resolution view over an environment with over 100,000 endpoints worldwide meant greater cyber resilience, savings of up to 100 resource hours a month, and deeper collaboration between cybersecurity and operations.\n\nSecure your business with real-time visibility and complete control over your endpoints. Learn how with Tanium.