Businesswire.com recently shared that cybersecurity breaches will result in 146 billion records being stolen by 2023, according to a study by Juniper Research. The cost of a data breach goes far beyond the expense or damage to a company’s reputation. 60% of small businesses close their doors within six months of being hacked. One crucial step your business can take is employing Endpoint Security.
What is Endpoint Security?
An Endpoint is any device connected to a business network from outside its firewall. Desktops, laptops, mobile devices, point-of-sale (POS) systems, switches, and digital printers are all considered Endpoints. Also known as an entry point, these devices are susceptible to exploitation by a cyberattack. Endpoint Security is the practice of protecting these Endpoints on a network or in The Cloud from malicious actors and campaigns.
Why It’s Important to Your Business
Data is your most valuable asset, and to lose it puts your entire business at risk. As technology advances and remote work expands, the number and types of Endpoints grow. The increase signifies more access points for hackers to exploit and greater difficulty defending your data. Add in the trending Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies of the remote workplace, and your perimeter security becomes more and more vulnerable and insufficient.
Endpoint Security Features
Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP) should provide antivirus, encryption, and application control to secure all devices connected to the company’s network. They typically consist of a centrally managed security tool to protect the network as well as software installed on each endpoint device.
Endpoint protection efficiently manages software deployment and security policies. And, more than just protection from malware, it can also be used for operation monitoring and data backup strategies.
The key features to look for in Endpoint protection include:
- Reports and Alerts to provide warnings against vulnerabilities, including contextual information on events and alerts to allow the team to react appropriately to threats.
- Data Loss Protection (DLP) to prevent employee access violations and data loss from a system breach. With DLP, an organization can block files transmitted via email or team collaboration tools and files uploaded to the internet.
- Application and Device Control to enable organizations to control which devices can upload or download data, access hardware, or access the registry. Control reduces the chance of shadow IT by incorporating application allowlists or blocklists, thus ensuring only approved software apps are installed on Endpoint devices.
- Threat Protection to protect systems from attacks such as phishing, web downloads, and software exploits.
- Automated Detection and Remediation to assist in eliminating threats. Tools should constantly assess events and actions that indicate a potential security risk and apply automated remediation tactics to low-level threats not requiring manual intervention.
Total Computer Data Security Solutions
FUSE3 delivers first-class total computer data security solutions that powerfully shield your vital information. Our Endpoint Security Solutions allow you to put your worries aside, knowing that we will protect you from all that’s out there. Don’t lose another night’s sleep over data loss.