Every business that uses corporate or private networks to move data from one device to another – needs an endpoint security solution. To those who consider this to be bog-standard antivirus software, we say that endpoint security is a lot more advanced in its cybersecurity capabilities than the traditional anti-malware offerings on the market. It grants companies protection from the highly sophisticated threats and zero-day hacking attempts that continue to evolve and change in complexity.
Endpoint security in short
Endpoint security refers exactly to what this solution does: protecting endpoints like laptops, mobile devices, and desktops from malicious threats over organizational or private networks. These devices are good entry points for hacking attempts, which is why a solution like that is essential to prevent unauthorized access to the company database and its operating systems.
How does it work?
Endpoint security and endpoint protection platforms (EPP) are two different terms for the same solution. This works by installing a system on user devices, which scans all files and processes for suspicious activity. It flags every unusual behavior in the company systems that are linked and monitored by a specialized console. By doing so, malicious attempts can be detected and forestalled before they have infiltrated the systems to steal or endanger your company data.
What types of EPP are there?
Endpoint protection consoles can be managed as cloud, on-premises, and hybrid solutions depending on the approach of the company and its service provider. Cloud-based endpoint security solutions have centralized management in the data centers where designated administrators monitor and investigate the console for potential threats in real-time. One benefit of this model is that the company can extend its security parameter over a very large parameter, which an isolated on-premise data center is not capable of. Cloud-based endpoint security also has another major advantage over the legacy model: more advanced threat detection which relies on bigger databases and more powerful infrastructure than the on-location security approach.
Which endpoints are protected with this security solution?
Many businesses that consider integrating this solution into their security bundle want to know what exact endpoints will be protected from unwanted entry attempts. By connecting to the centralized management system, you can keep all of the following entry points secure from system infiltration attacks: Laptops, Physical Desktops, Tablets, Mobile Phones, Printers, Scanners, POS, IoT, and Medical Devices. So, basically, this is every device that communicates data with a corporate or private network.
What does an endpoint security solution do to prevent threats?
Firstly and most importantly, with an EPP solution, your employers can browse security on the web while their systems are proactively monitored for potential threats. They can use their emails safely while administrators safeguard their entry points from getting attacked by phishing and other social engineering cyber attempts. Endpoint security also monitors for insider threats that can take within the organization, regardless of whether they are targetted or unintended. It is also a lot more advanced as a solution than traditional anti-malware and antivirus software, as it removes these hostile attacks from all entry points rather than just a single end-user device where the software is installed. In addition, EPP allows administrators to encrypt disks, emails, and hardware devices so that there is no exfiltration happening, provided that there is an unlikely hacker infiltration event.
Endpoint security solutions are more effective, scalable, and efficient than any other anti-malware or antivirus software currently on the marketplace. Every business regardless of its size and industry can benefit a whole lot from this advanced cyber security approach without having to overspend on license and maintenance fees whilst keeping all of its entry points protected from unwanted intrusions.