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How Endpoint Security is Beneficial to Businesses

Enterprise Security Magazine | Friday, April 30, 2021

By employing continuous monitoring, the endpoint security solution can provide better visibility and various response options.

FREMONT, CA : Endpoint security is the process of securing endpoints or entry points of end-user devices like desktops, laptops, and mobile devices from being exploited by hackers and campaigns. Endpoint security systems secure these endpoints on a network or in the cloud from cybersecurity threats. Endpoint security has emerged from conventional antivirus software to offering comprehensive protection from sophisticated malware and evolving zero-day threats. Enterprises are at risk from nation-states, hacktivists, organized crime, and malicious and accidental insider threats. Endpoint security is seen as cybersecurity's frontline and represents one of the first places firms look to secure their enterprise networks. Learn more here.

An endpoint protection platform is a critical part of enterprise cybersecurity for several reasons. In today's business world, data is the most valuable asset a firm has—and to lose that data or access to that data could put the business at risk of insolvency. Enterprises have also had to contend with an increasing number of endpoints and a rise in the number of types of endpoints. These factors make endpoint security more complex on their own, but they're compounded by remote work and BYOD policies, making perimeter security insufficient and creating vulnerabilities.

Hackers are coming up with novel ways to access, steal information or manipulate employees into giving out sensitive data. Add in the opportunity cost of reallocating resources from business objectives to addressing threats, the reputational cost of a large-scale breach, and the actual financial cost of compliance violations. It is seamless to see why endpoint protection platforms have become regarded as must-haves in terms of guarding modern enterprises.

Endpoint protection platforms function by examining files as they enter the network. Modern EPPs utilize the power of the cloud to hold an ever-evolving database of threat information, freeing endpoints of the bloat connected with storing all this data locally and the maintenance need to keep these databases up to date. Evaluating this data in the cloud also enables greater speed and scalability.

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