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Why Endpoint Security is Significant

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Monday, April 05, 2021

Cloud-based applications provide a range of benefits, beginning with access to vendor databases and tracking that provides quick response to threats.

FREMONT, CA: Are the endpoints of an organization secure? This is one matter holding the chief information security officers up at night, and with good reason. According to one market intelligence solution, 70 percent of successful breaches originated at the endpoint in 2019.

Today’s industry is portable, with people becoming the new perimeter. As companies grow and more workers operate remotely, the number of vulnerable endpoints rises. Centralized solutions no longer secure networks, and companies must implement multi-layer endpoint protection solutions or face a greater risk of costly breaches.

Below are a few reasons why it is critical to organization’s overall security in today’s threat environment.

Why Endpoint Security is Important

Effective endpoint security is a must for modern companies; it is no longer a matter of choice to lock all doors on the corporate house. Data is the lifeblood of business, and data security is of paramount importance to organizational success.

With the move toward mobility, authentication must now take place at all points within the network. Centralized protection systems prove ineffective in today’s fragmented environment. People are outside the corporate security system, and the attacks of today are highly sophisticated. Traditional solutions, such as on-premise firewalls and anti-virus, are not enough. As organizations expand, so do the endpoints and costs of security. However, the cost of not protecting the network can be much higher in terms of data loss, regulatory penalties, and reputation damage.

On-premise Endpoint Security

On-premise security focuses on securing all network endpoints from a hosted and managed solution on in-house servers. The users bore all the costs—including accommodation, power, cooling, and personnel. On-premise software typically involves a substantial initial investment and can entail a lengthy implementation. For these reasons, it may not be the best option for budget-conscious companies to pursue quicker solutions.

Cloud-based Endpoint Security

Cloud-based endpoint security includes protecting all network endpoints from a hosted and managed solution on cloud provider servers. Often referred to as endpoint security, this approach offers a cost-effective, agile solution that can be up and running in minutes. Cloud-based applications provide a range of benefits, beginning with access to vendor databases and tracking that provides quick response to threats. Users can also receive automatic data backups, faster patching even for remote devices, and remote system control for a reasonable monthly charge.

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