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Significance of Endpoint Security

Enterprise Security Magazine | Friday, April 09, 2021

Endpoint security is essential for an enterprise because of the increasing cyber threats that can put the business at risk of bankruptcy. 

FREMONT, CA: Endpoint security is the process of preventing malicious actors and campaigns from exploiting endpoints or entry points of end-user devices like desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Endpoint security systems secure the endpoints on a network or in the cloud from cybersecurity risks. Endpoint security has progressed from conventional antivirus software to robust protection against advanced malware and emerging zero-day threats.

Nation-states, hacktivists, organized crime, and malicious and unintentional insider threats all pose a danger to businesses of every size. Endpoint security is often referred to as cybersecurity's frontline, and it is one of the first areas that companies look to protect their networks.

Top 10 Endpoint Security Consulting/Service Companies - 2020The need for more sophisticated endpoint security solutions has risen in parallel with the volume and complexity of cybersecurity threats. Nowadays, endpoint security systems are developed to detect, evaluate, block rapidly, and contain active attacks. To do so, they must work together and with other security technologies to provide administrators visibility into innovative threats, allowing them to respond faster to detection and restoration.

Why is endpoint security important?

For a variety of purposes, an endpoint protection platform is an essential component of enterprise cybersecurity. To begin with, in today's business world, data is perhaps a company's most valuable asset and losing that or access to that data can put the entire company at risk of bankruptcy. Businesses also had to deal with an increase in the number of endpoints and a rise in the various endpoints.

These factors make enterprise endpoint security more challenging, but they're exacerbated by remote work and BYOD policies, which render perimeter security ineffective and expose vulnerabilities. In addition, the threat environment is becoming more complex. Hackers constantly devise new methods to gain access, steal information, or influence workers to reveal confidential information.

It becomes easy to see why endpoint security platforms have become must-haves in protecting modern businesses when companies consider the opportunity cost of redirecting resources from business priorities to risks, the reputational cost of a large-scale breach, and the actual financial cost of enforcement breaches.

See also: Top CyberSecurity Companies

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