What is managed endpoint security?
June 19, 2020
What is Endpoint Security?
Endpoint Security is a term that includes various types of software applications, hardware systems and other devices designed to protect individual network resources.
As stated by the CSO Online article, endpoint security “may seem like a flexible name for installing firewalls and antivirus software on the PC, and in the early days of that period there was a suspicion that the buzz phrase could create a marketing antiviral. . ”
Corporate border security aims to protect the “corporate” network by protecting these devices as much as possible. This managed endpoint security can take many forms, including:
Firewall for endpoints
Kernel-level event analysis
Endpoint Authentication and Response (EDR)
Private virtual networks (VPN)
Portable Appliance Management (MDM) Solutions
This differs from traditional network security, which tends to focus on margin protection.
Most modern corporate terminal security providers provide solutions that have a centralized dashboard to manage from, rather than encourage companies to attempt to manage a security solution from each facility with them. in their own way. The advantage of administering physical terminal security solutions from a single central server is that organizations can easily ensure that all endpoints have the same level of protection.
This differs from the end user security model, typically designed with each facility individually. These “device protection” tools also tend to be more limited in terms of capacity, largely because they are configured for ease of use at the individual user or asset level rather than having to use them. provides the best solution for cyber security and workflow integration.
The robust security of the network terminal helps protect companies from cyber attacks. However, many organizations lack the knowledge and resources to effectively protect their end devices.
To better protect their security endpoints, many companies choose to use managed endpoint security services. How does managed endpoint security help the organization?
What should my Endpoint security solution look like?
Given the importance of terminal security measures for cyber attacks on “corporate” networks, it is important to demonstrate that these tools can meet the needs of the organization. The older and more traditional endpoint security tools provide a starting point, but the threat of modern cyberspace requires the next generation to respond. With that in mind, here are some things to keep in mind when evaluating the security of your organization:
Does your organization use virtual private networks (VPNs)?
Endpoint Security A VPN helps identify internal traffic and also makes employee remote connections more secure. VPNs may differ in capacity depending on the endpoint security provider: some may have a greater impact on connection speed than others; perhaps a better user experience (UX); and some may have introduced multi-factor authentication to improve security, etc.
How easy are Endpoint security measures to manage?
A centralized dashboard for managing the terminal security measures used by the company is extremely important as it affects UX for the entire organization and how to implement security updates / packages. in all network security solutions. In fact, many organizations are now using software-as-a-service (SaaS) terminal security software because of how easy it is to manage network security.
Has the organization included its IoT devices?
Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that includes many so-called “smart” devices, such as Wi-Fi refrigerators, smart lights, Wi-Fi speakers, printers: almost anything and everything that can connect to the Internet and be controlled remotely without be an input device. These IoT devices can be a blind spot in many organizations’ end-point security strategies, a blind spot that cyber criminals have used to attack corporate networks in the past. An endpoint security strategy that does not cover IoT devices on the network is an incomplete strategy.
Does Endpoint Security Tool verify fileless exploitation?
Fileless attacks target vulnerabilities in default operating system tools (such as Windows PowerShell) to perform malicious activities. Since no malware is involved, there is no need to detect malware data signatures. Therefore, many of these fileless attacks are not detected with traditional endpoint security tools. To combat fileless attacks, endpoint security tools must be able to monitor user behavior to identify unusual endpoint activities. Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools often offer a solution to track user behavior to identify activities that are not part of normal patterns.
Is the data or communications for each endpoint encrypted?
Encryption of stored or transmitted data may not stop an attack, but it can help prevent attackers from using stolen data before the organization has the opportunity to notify interested parties and take steps to reduce the damage caused by a violation. . . of the data is minimal.
Does your organization’s endpoint security use big data tools?
In a modern threat environment, endpoint security tools that scan only one endpoint are not enough. Modern endpoint detection and response solutions examine all activities on each endpoint of the organization to establish “normal” behavior and detect unusual activities in real time.
How does your organization’s endpoint security affect network performance?
Endpoint security software and particularly rigid solutions such as encryption, VPN or even firewalls can affect network performance. This can result in slowdowns and disconnections that can be inconvenient or even reduce productivity.
How many endpoint security providers should your organization use?
Considering the different nature of cyber threats faced by organizations, it is not uncommon for an organization to work with many terminal security providers to develop a network security architecture. However, with too many vendors it can make endpoint security software difficult and expensive. Therefore, it is important to periodically review the various terminal security providers used by the organization and evaluate whether one is redundant or if there are no other solution providers. which can offer multi-device benefits in one solution.
What should I look for in my endpoint security tools?
With countless terminal security devices released every year by completely different technologies, it can be difficult to find the right terminal security measures for your network. To help you evaluate endpoint security tools, here is a list of what Compuquip is looking for: