What Your Endpoint Security Solution Should Include

Endpoint security has grown in importance as remote work, cloud-based computing and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs have all expanded.

But that doesn’t mean that companies are making it a priority. A recent survey by Tanium reports that 55% of cyber security professionals estimate that their current endpoint security tools and strategies couldn’t prevent more than 75% of attacks.

As a result, more companies are exploring the options around endpoint protection platforms. If this is a solution your company is exploring, there are some considerations you may want to keep in mind regarding what these solutions should offer:

Automation: Trying to keep all corporate and BYOD devices compliant with company security policy is challenging. Any endpoint protection platform must make it possible to streamline workflows through automation so that all devices can be configured for cyber security policies.

APIs: Endpoint protection platforms also need to be integrated into existing systems through application programming interfaces (APIs). Cloud-based solutions with open APIs available are being used to streamline integration and reporting while also improving visibility and control for network management teams.

Detection and Response: Many platform providers are improving their capability to identify and thwart potential intrusion from endpoints. The best solutions identify threats and analyze the device, user, and data to offer insights into anomalous behaviors.

Malware and Ransomware Protection: As endpoint protection platforms take shape, many of the most innovative providers are prioritizing including malware and ransomware protection right at the edge.

Risk Scoring: Machine learning is making it possible for these tools to increasingly predict the risk associated with any transmission of data or user activity.

Even while cyber security continues to increase in complexity to address current threats, the need for innovation will continue. Cyber criminals will find ways to bypass or infiltrate endpoint security, gain access to administrative privileges, and hack into server access.

The answer, of course, is not to continue to allow endpoint security to be deprioritized, but to pursue the latest technology for security data and systems. Along with investing in robust security policies and tools, companies can improve cyber security with least privileged access, defining the security perimeter as device and user identities rather than a physical perimeter, and equipping the environment with multi-factor authentication policies.

If your company has been struggling to keep up with cyber security, and specifically endpoint security, contact us at One Connect. We can work with you to identify your most pressing security needs and help you leverage the right technology for a secure environment. Whether you are experiencing an out-of-control BYOD program, shadow IT, identity management challenges, or difficulty identifying devices accessing your network, One Connect can help you tighten up your security.