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Endpoint Security: Protect Points of Entry into Your Network

Endpoint security is the practice of securing the various endpoints of a network, such as desktops, laptops, mobile devices, servers, and IoT devices, against potential cybersecurity threats. Endpoints are often the entry points for cyberattacks, making them a critical component of an organization’s overall cybersecurity strategy.  Endpoint security aims to protect endpoints from various types of malicious activities, including malware, ransomware, phishing attacks, data breaches, and unauthorized access. So, what exactly is endpoint security and how can this security strategy protect your business? 

How does endpoint security work? 

Protecting your business’ endpoints is done in a variety of ways with the following tools: 

  • Antivirus and Antimalware: Software solutions that scan and detect malicious software, such as viruses, bugs and spyware, on endpoints to prevent unauthorized access and remove existing threats. 
  • Firewall: Software or hardware-based firewalls that monitor and control incoming and outgoing network traffic to prevent unauthorized access and protect against network-based attacks. 
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS): Systems that monitor network and system activities for suspicious behavior or known attack patterns and act to block or mitigate real-time threats. 
  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR): Solutions that continuously monitor endpoint activities, analyze behavior patterns, and alert to security incidents, such as malware infections or unauthorized access, to support containing and mitigating the impact of threats. 
  • Managed Detection and Response: An integrated endpoint security solution that brings together real-time continuous monitoring and collection of endpoint data with automated response and analysis. MDR detects and investigates suspicious activities on hosts and endpoints through automation, which allows your internal team or an external provider to act quickly to respond to threats. 
  • Data Encryption: Encryption technologies that protect sensitive data stored on endpoints and transmitted over networks from unauthorized access or interception. 
  • Patch Management: Processes for regularly updating and patching software and operating systems on endpoints to address known vulnerabilities and security flaws.

Why is endpoint security important? 

Cyber attacks are on the rise and it’s important now more than ever to put systems in place to protect your business. Unprotected endpoints can put your business at risk and leave you vulnerable to a devastating cyber attack. Endpoint security allows for real-time detection of threats, remote and virtual-infrastructure monitoring, and rapid agent deployment to better protect your business.  

Manage Your Organization’s Cyber Hygiene with Entara 

Entara sets the standard as the world’s first eXtended Service Provider (XSP). We deliver exceptional, security-first IT solutions for our clients, including managed IT and security services and incident response services. Through over 20 years of experience, we are knowledgeable about both common and up and coming risks that could impact your organization. If you are interested in learning more about Entara’s endpoint security offering or identifying the maturity and risks within your existing security with an assessments, reach out to our team at [email protected] to learn more. 

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