Enterprise Management Associates Announces IT Management Webinars for May

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Topics covered are security, job scheduling, and unified endpoint management.

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced it will host Webinars focused on IT management during the month of May.

The EMA™ Webinars scheduled for May are:

Thursday, May 2 at 2:00 p.m. EDT (1 hour)
Closing IT Security Gaps for Effective Defense against Today’s Cyber Attacks

Attackers have defenders on their heels and it’s because they are effectively exploiting security gaps – and this isn’t only limited to advanced attacks. Even when common threat techniques are used, traditional defenses still miss too much – as demonstrated by the continued success of industrialized attacks.

Intelligence needs to inform response. A new threat protection platform that provides the insight to stop today’s threats in an integrated manner across the enterprise is needed. Matching insight with action requires coordination and integration of the security infrastructure to address the attack lifecycle. However, in recent EMA research, “poor integration” stands out as one of the greatest frustrations with today’s market of security technologies.

During this Webinar, Scott Crawford, EMA Managing Research Director, and Phil Lin, FireEye Director of Product Marketing, will discuss how organizations can achieve:

Better security intelligence
Better security response
Better integration of defense

Thursday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. EDT (1 hour)
Making Job Scheduling Simple and Affordable

Simplicity and affordability are not concepts typically affiliated with job scheduling or workload automation. As a result, many organizations still put up with hand written scripts and legacy job schedulers. While the former can lead to significant challenges in terms of documentation, maintenance, and consistency, the latter often are costly in terms of licensing and operation.

During this Webinar, EMA Research Director, Torsten Volk, and Skybot Director, Pat Cameron, will examine best practices to simplify job scheduling and workload automation environments.

Webinar attendees will learn:

Ways to gradually replace scheduling scripts, such as cron
How to easily automate SAP, Oracle, SQL Server and Informatica jobs, events, reports and variant changes
How to centrally manage user profiles from your LDAP/AD server
Techniques for best grouping jobs and agents for maximum efficiency
Approaches for managing events across Windows, UNIX and Linux servers
How to easily identify performance trends and potential workflow issues
Methods for making your workloads SOX, PCI and HIPAA compliant
How to simplify file transfer between remote systems

Wednesday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. EDT (30 minutes)
Unified Endpoint Management: Enterprise Support for Mobile Devices and Desktops

Enterprise IT organizations are increasingly being challenged to extend traditional desktop support to meet the rapid adoption of new requirements for workforce mobility. As users are more frequently demanding access to critical business data, applications, and services from any device at any location, organizations are challenged to introduce unified endpoint management solutions that address both mobile devices and desktops.

To clearly identify end user IT requirements and help establish best practices in unifying endpoint management, EMA has conducted independent research into the business adoption and utilization of mobile devices and desktops. EMA Managing Research Director, Steve Brasen, will provide highlights from this new research and reveal the answers to critical endpoint management questions, including:

What is the current and future adoption of mobile and desktop device types?
Are tablets replacing PCs?
What are the most critical challenges to ensuring endpoint security and reliability?
How are users accessing critical business applications and data?
What restrictions are enterprises placing on device use?
How satisfied are end users with the enterprise support they are receiving?
What are the best practices for enabling unified endpoint management?

Thursday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. EDT (1 hour)
Integrated, Intelligent Defense: Overcoming Security’s Blind Spots and Crippling Fragmentation

It’s not just targeted attacks that are “advanced.” From dedicated adversaries to the “industrialization” of attacks, today’s security threats span a broad spectrum.

Why do so many of these attacks succeed?

Gaps in coverage
Gaps in intelligence

During this Webinar, EMA Managing Research Director, Scott Crawford, will showcase security technologies that meet a variety of well-crafted attacks with integrated defense, focusing the advantage of intelligence more directly on some of the most neglected – and exploited – targets in the enterprise.

About Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
Founded in 1996, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at http://www.enterprisemanagement.com or blogs.enterprisemanagement.com.

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