What is endpoint security?

Endpoint security is the practice of securing the endpoints of a network, or rather entry points such as desktop PC’s, Laptops, mobile phones, printers etc. Any point that can be exploited by malicious actors, hacktivists, organised crime or state-sponsored hackers. This can be done through emails, phishing, hacking, malicious downloads from web sites. Endpoint security protects your endpoints whether they are on a network or in the cloud.

In 2019 there were plenty of reports of ransomware, malware and RDP attacks, and not just to big business, cybersecurity threats are growing. Cybercriminals are increasing the complexity and volume of their cyber-attacks. With this growth comes the need for more advanced endpoint security solutions.

Today’s endpoint protection systems are designed to quickly detect, analyse, block, and contain attacks in progress. To do this, they need to collaborate with each other and with other security technologies to give administrators visibility into advanced threats to speed detection and remediation response times.

Why endpoint security is important

For most businesses today, data is the most important asset. Losing this data or access to it can put the entire business at risk as well as the financial implications with GDPR, a data breach causing damage to reputation. Administrators of a network are finding it even more difficult protecting their networks with the increasing number and varied types of endpoints as well as remote working, working from home and BYOD. It soon becomes easy to see why having effective endpoint security is essential.

How does endpoint security work?

Endpoint security is the practice of safeguarding the data and workflows associated with the individual devices that connect to your network. With client software installed on each endpoint, it can receive updates, administer corporate policies, blocks unsafe or unauthorised software, all managed from a centralised admin portal.

Managed endpoint security

System Force IT offer a complete managed solution for endpoint security, utilising the latest anti-spam, anti-virus and anti-malware endpoint protection software from McAfee and Malwarebytes, as well as Firewall protection form SonicWall and Kerio. Making the most of AI and machine learning together with Cloud Technology for centralised management and monitoring across all networks and platforms to ensure threats are detected and responded to quickly, keeping users safe and productive.

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