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Endpoint Security Guide and Why it’s a Big Deal

Endpoint Security Guide and Why it’s a Big Deal

With the current rise of endpoint devices, your organization is more susceptible to threats and cyber attacks

In the digital age, more and more employees work from remote locations. Whether you offer work-from-home days or allow people to work on the road, employees need to collaborate with their coworkers through email and phone calls and attend meetings with video conference capabilities. However, many workers need to connect to your corporate network in order to access shared data and files.

Endpoint devices allow us to remotely connect and communicate with the networks. The Endpoint devices include:

  • Laptops
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Printers
  • Servers

Users can fall victim to an attack from opening seemingly harmless emails or web links. Drive-by download attacks can even compromise an endpoint when a user browses to a website without ever clicking on anything. However, cybercriminals bait users and, once they bite, they have an entry point to an organization's network.

Endpoint security software:

Endpoint security software should be installed on every endpoint device and your company's critical servers. The software looks for known and unknown malware, tools used by threat actors and other potential threats. Signature-based protection looks for known threats, like a virus or trojan, while behaviour-based protection looks for suspicious activity that may or may not leverage malware.