How orgs should apprach Shadow-IT & how Network Detection & Response can help!

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Non-IT department sanctioned tech solutions can pose security and compliance challenges for organizations, but it turns out, the outlook isn't all bad.

Have you ever found yourself in a pinch at work needing to print out a personal file on your lunch break? The bank, mortgage company, or student loan lender needs signed paperwork, and they need it now! So you transfer the file from a thumb drive or your personal cloud storage app account onto a work machine. Alternatively, maybe you need to get a project done fast, but you don't have the right tools. So you install non-IT department sanctioned software to help you get your work done more efficiently.

If you answered yes to any of that, you are technically using shadow IT. Dun-dun-DUN!

While non-IT-approved tech solutions can pose security and or compliance challenges for organizations, there are some bright sides. Organizations that maintain thorough visibility into what technology is in use on their network are able to curb inappropriate shadow IT while also learning what sorts of tools employees are interested in using. This information can be used both to protect the business and to securely provide employees with tools that boost their productivity, and their satisfaction. Read more...

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