In the past endpoint security translated to antivirus, so organizations purchased software from a leading vendor, installed the software on their PCs, and then tasked the IT operations staff with the day-to-day care and feeding of AV. Consequently, few organizations considered managed security services for endpoint security.
This situation changed quite a bit over the past few years, however, due to things like targeted attacks, fileless malware, and ransomware, and the stalwarts of the industry have largely responded well. That said, VCs and other technology companies have also stepped in and responded to changing requirements with new technologies for threat prevention, detection, and response. The combination of new threats and innovation changed endpoint security technologies into a defense-in-depth architecture composed of multiple products requiring resources and skills for day-to-day operations.
Read more about this development that has led many organizations to turn toward managed security service providers (MSSPs) for help, and what this means for the future of endpoint security on CSO.