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Endpoint Security Powers System Attack Recognition, See how

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Thursday, May 30, 2019

Endpoint security was just a hall monitor in initial days, identifying corrupt files with a simple signature and sent an alert when the data was blocked. Sophisticating its application spectrum endpoint security now has advanced a lot from before. Like any other technology in orders of magnitude, it is more refined. The technology scans every machine and provides a wide variety of use cases. Intrusive activities slow down devices and speed up the heart rates of affected users at helpdesks.  Detection of zero days is one of the first features of modern endpoint protection software. Detecting and preventing memory-based attacks that run on an infected machine is another feature. Lastly, the ability to monitor process running on an endpoint and identifying unusual behavior is the most feature of all.

Good endpoint software can search all machines in an industry if malware slips through the cracks. To lessen false positives and provide severity levels, it must generate warnings in response to such issues. Security personnel's are overburdened and cannot waste any time tracking down false alarms. Security personnel's should understand how to prioritize specific notifications of intrusion. Endpoint protection systems need to feed their findings into other systems.

Along with the expertise to detonate malware on virtual machines, automatic quarantining of infected computers is also essential. Endpoint protection systems protect themselves by discovering and reporting efforts to eliminate them. The system can support the system administrator by walking through remediation, contributing ideas, and best practices along the process. There are many advanced features of a modern endpoint protection system such as automated vulnerability shielding along can direct suspected malware to a dedicated sandbox machine to observe its behavior.

Several companies are expanding deception technology. Endpoint software can direct malware to a bait network. This helps in reducing attacks and allows defenders to analyze an attack without concern of a breach of production data or machines.

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