It's sad but true. As a 15-year-old, I was way outside Sesame Street’s target audience when the PBS television program first aired on November 10, 1969. But what the heck, I tuned in anyway.

And it just so happens that 15 is my favorite number for several reasons.

During that time in the late 60s, 15 was the jersey number of Green Bay Packers' quarterback, Bart Starr—as well as the jersey number of my older brother who quarterbacked his high school football team.

Legendary New York Yankees’ catcher, Thurman Munson, also wore No. 15.

Munson joined the team in 1969 and won Rookie of the Year honors. Considered the “heart and soul” of the Yankees, he was a seven-time All Star. He led the Pinstripes to three consecutive World Series appearances from 1976 to 1978, and two consecutive World Series championships in 1977 and 1978.

He died tragically in 1979 at age 32 while practicing landings in his private plane in Ohio. The Yankees are the only team to have retired No. 15.

The 15 endpoint security suite providers that matter most

The number 15 also has significance in the IT endpoint security market, as evidenced by The Forrester Wave report, published October 19, 2016, which you can download below.

As stated in the research report, endpoint security represents the battlefront in your fight against cyberattacks. The endpoint security market is growing because security professionals are looking for a balance of threat prevention and detection—and they “see the endpoint security suite vendors as a way to address their top challenges.”

Ivanti has its place in the sun

Ivanti (referred to in the report under our former name LANDESK) is among the top 15 endpoint security vendors discussed. Some of the leaders include Trend Micro, Sophos, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab, Intel Security, and Carbon Black.

Citing LANDESK specifically, the report states: “Many security buyers think of LANDESK primarily as a systems management company, but over the past several years this has clearly changed. Through both acquisition and in-house development, LANDESK now offers a number of strong security technologies that place it among the top endpoint security suites.”

One Ivanti customer for example, Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) in Harris County, Texas, has implemented our Secure User Management Suite. It’s a comprehensive IT systems management and endpoint security solution that unites Management Suite, Security Suite (the solution evaluated in the Forrester report), Asset Intelligence, and Mobility Manager.

CFISD deployed the solution virtualized across nine high-end servers, in a configuration that will scale to manage up to 100,000 end-user devices, ensuring that the school district won’t run out of headroom anytime soon.

We're ready to help

Forrester included us in its report for good reason. Ivanti offers a range of multi-layered security endpoint security solutions to defend against ransomware, centrally manage application control and privileges, patch physical and virtual servers from one console, and patch the OS and third-party apps with ease. Download the report and consider contacting an Ivanti representative for a demo.