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How will Endpoint Security Change the Scenario for Enterprises?

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Monday, January 21, 2019

Endpoint SecurityEndpoint security platforms were once dominated by anti-malware technology; they began to evolve to meet new business requirements and cybersecurity paradigms. Preventative measures have proven to be not 100 percent effective, so that endpoint security vendors have started to develop endpoint detection and response capabilities (EDR) to stop lingering threats.

Of all the endpoint security forecasts for 2019, endpoint detection and response (EDR) dominance in the coming year is perhaps the best-sourced. Gartner has made EDR a critical feature in its evaluation of the endpoint security market.  The digital perimeter of corporate networks is increasingly porous and expanding. With so many companies digitally transforming and placing their databases in the cloud, it is harder to defend against hackers traditional endpoint security capabilities.

Manufacturers continue to design IoT devices without any endpoint protection or only deploy the minimum endpoint protection platform in their firmware. In many cases, manufacturers still leave administrator credentials easily guessed or cracked on their device systems.

The enterprise security must also account for cloud architecture, cloud containers, mobile devices, and remote logins in monitoring the digital perimeter. The threat detection should be incorporated by endpoint protection platform to stay updated with market needs. 

Bitdefender, Romanian cybersecurity and anti-virus software is stepping ahead in the market preparing for the future. They purchased RedSocks, a security analytics vendor to indicating that they are eager to be the next-generation enterprise security providers. In the Forrester Wave for Endpoint Security Suites Report for Q2 2018 and the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EPP, Bitdefender was recognized as one of the best solution providers and named as a leader. Several organizations including Carbon Black, McAfee, Kaspersky Lab, Cisco, Cylance, Microsoft, and Malwarebytes were named Strong Performers. Endpoint security providers of the next generation will increase their IoT security capabilities to overcome the safety gaps in connected products and appliances as the number of devices logging into enterprises are expanding each day.

 

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