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Always Work With Endpoint Security

Companies that had employees go home because of the pandemic thought a lot about how to make their systems work better for people who could work from home. As a result, even before the pandemic, there was a need for secure remote access, no matter where the user was. This was true whether they were at home, at work, or at a coffee shop. During a soccer game or at a restaurant, people would check their work email while they were there. Yes, the connection was very well protected. Maybe. Yes, or maybe.

Security is even more important when people are spread out. Unfortunately, many businesses have trouble setting up a secure remote access strategy, which is likely why ransomware attacks are on the rise. As a matter of fact, there was a 10-fold rise in ransomware between July 2020 and June 2021. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the fact that many people work from home, which shows how important endpoint security is for businesses.

Endpoint security is important.

When you look at the threats that are out there now, it can be hard to figure out how to solve the problems that keep coming up with more and more distributed networks and a rapidly disappearing network perimeter. Then again, it’s not impossible. Every big project starts with a few small steps. A “perimeter-based” approach to security isn’t the best way to keep your network safe. Instead, you should not assume that any user or device inside the network can be trust because they are inside the network. Then, organisations need to pay more attention to the endpoints. This means that you need solutions that give you access to your devices and their state, strong protection, remote monitoring tools, and threat remediation for endpoint devices of all kinds.

With ZTNA, you can use your computer from afar and be safe.

In the pandemic, it did a good job of showing how important it is for VPN technology to keep up with today’s dynamic and distributed networks. Zero trust network access (ZTNA) is a remote access solution that addresses concerns about how applications can be use. A zero trust approach says that no user or device is trustworthy until it can be prove to be otherwise. People and devices can’t make any transactions until they’re sure they’re the right people and the right devices for them. There are many zero trust solutions that only work in the cloud, which limits the options that businesses have. Organizations looking for more flexibility should think about a solution that can be use both on-site and in the cloud.

Moving to modern endpoint security with EDR is the best way to do this.

Modern endpoint security with endpoint detection and response (EDR) should also be use by organisations to protect their computers from viruses and other threats. There is good news: Endpoint security solutions today are better than the first-generation endpoint protection platforms (EPP) that used threat intelligence to stop threats.

They used to be called EPP products, but now they’re called “behavioural protection.” But even the first EDR products that were meant to help with traditional endpoint protection haven’t been able to keep up with the number of fast-moving cyberattacks. Security teams are overwhelm and at risk when they have to deal with a lot of alerts. They have to find real threats from a sea of false positives that take time.

This method of adding EDR to traditional EPP is no longer enough. Modern endpoint security (with EDR) should be able to do these things:

Attacks can be predict and prevented by reducing the attack surface and stopping malware.
With real-time detection and disarming, you can find and deal with threats.
Remediation and forensic investigation help people respond, investigate and look for threats. This is how it works:
Given the sophistication of today’s threats, prevention can never be 100% effective for a long time. If you want to keep your computer safe before and after it gets infected, modern endpoint security needs to take a behavior-based approach to protecting you and responding to threats.

Automation and AI To Endpoint Security

Approaches that rely on people manually reacting to threats are less effective at stopping breaches and preventing ransomware encryption attacks than those that block, detect, and defuse threats automatically. If the solution can stop malware from communicating outside of the computer and from getting into file systems, it stops file exfiltration and ransomware encryption.

The addition of automation and AI to modern endpoint security also makes it easier to keep track of and classify suspicious activity. If the solution thinks there’s a problem, it can start a response that can be automate with a playbook that can be change.

Using playbooks, you can set up automated response and remediation procedures that are specific to your organisation. You can set up playbooks by categorising threats and setting up groups of policies. In addition, humans now have time to keep an eye on the endpoint security system, which is mostly on its own. They can keep working on their automation, learn from the cyberattacks they find, and keep improving their organization’s security.

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