The Benefits of Endpoint Security to Businesses

Enterprise Security Magazine | Thursday, February 17, 2022

Implementing a consolidated endpoint security solution will strengthen defenses against different threats by giving a head start on questionable activities across endpoints, users, and networks.

FREMONT, CA: Cybersecurity is one of the most talked-about topics in the business sector today. Data is a company's most valuable asset, and losing it puts the organization at risk. Most breaches occur through a network, and threats are increasingly being delivered through endpoints. Endpoint security, also known as endpoint protection, is frequently confused with other network security solutions like antivirus and firewalls. However, the two are not interchangeable. While antivirus protects PCs and a firewall filters traffic entering and exiting a network, endpoint security encompasses the entire picture. Endpoints are a prime target for hackers attempting to gain unlawful access to target networks due to their vulnerability to many threats such as viruses, malware, and brute force attacks.

Protects from attacks and threats

Preventing harmful attacks from getting close to your network devices should be your cybersecurity plan's first defense line. A firewall and antivirus software should already be in place at your company to secure users when they are online. While each of these safeguards is beneficial, they do not prevent malware from infiltrating your network via an external device connected to it or prevent access to your network. With an endpoint security solution in place, your network, weak points, and devices can all be proactively monitored, ensuring the overall health of your system.

Downtime is reduced

A downtime outage can be extremely costly to your company. When your network is hacked, your time-fighting malware inhibits you from providing uninterrupted service to your consumers. If a breach results in the loss of data from your server, you may lose money, but your reputation may be harmed, especially if the outage lasts too long. These problems are avoided with a proactive endpoint security solution.

Detecting unpatched devices

Hackers used unpatched endpoints as a stepping stone to their primary target; most of our endpoints are out of date, and patching each one takes time. Finding unpatched devices before the hackers attack them is one of the advantages of endpoint protection, especially for your IT team. Endpoint protection can also patch devices without interfering with your employees' work.

Simple cybersecurity 

You might believe that saturating your endpoints with several layers of security reduces the chance of a breach, but it increases the number of vulnerabilities. In complete endpoint security, the fewer the options, the better.

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