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Security Tops Use Cases for Endpoint Data

Businesses increasingly use endpoint data for security investigations, eDiscovery, and device migration to Windows 10.

Businesses are exploring new use cases for endpoint data beyond backup and recovery, reports a new survey by Code42. Researchers polled 155 IT professionals and business decision-makers on the show floor at the 2017 VMworld U.S. and found 65% use this data for more than backup.

Security investigation, cited by 55% of respondents, is the most common use case for endpoint user data, followed by device migration to Windows 10 (53%), and eDiscovery (47%). When asked what they wanted to use endpoint data for, security topped the list again among 45% of respondents, followed by device migration (44%) and ransomware recovery (43%).

It's mission-critical or important to be able to use endpoint user data for services like analytics, security, and migration, reported 64% of survey respondents. Endpoints are becoming a more important data source: 42% of businesses store between 50-100% of their data on endpoints, and 83% believe endpoint data is "extremely or very important" to their business.

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