Today’s businesses are constantly adapting to grow their businesses but how quickly is your business adapting to cyber threats? Traditional anti-virus and anti-malware solutions are only as strong as their last update. New approaches must be adopted to ensure that your business has the strongest protection and most up-to-date information. Since endpoint security is one of the the biggest threats, let’s explore why and, more importantly, how you can create an adaptive endpoint security strategy as part of your overall IT policy.
What is Endpoint Security?
Endpoint security refers to the approach and set of measures taken to protect the various endpoints in a computer network. Endpoints typically include devices such as desktop computers, laptops, servers, smartphones, tablets, and other network-connected devices. These endpoints are often the entry points for potential security threats and attacks.
Endpoint security aims to secure these devices from malware, unauthorized access, data breaches, and other cyber threats. It involves implementing a combination of software, policies, and practices to protect the endpoints and the data stored or accessed on them. The primary goal is to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the network, the data, and its resources.
What is Adaptive Endpoint Security?
Adaptive endpoint security is an advanced approach to endpoint security that goes beyond traditional antivirus and anti-malware solutions. It incorporates adaptive and intelligent technologies to provide more proactive and dynamic protection against evolving cyber threats.
The key idea behind adaptive endpoint security is to continuously monitor and analyze the behavior of endpoints in real-time, allowing for the detection and response to emerging threats. It leverages various techniques such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and behavioral analysis to detect abnormal or suspicious activities on endpoints.
How to Protect Your Business from Advanced Threats
Using the latest technology innovations, like Sophos, Conscious Networks helps businesses create a dynamically interactive Adaptive Active Adversary Protection strategy. This approach has earned AAA ratings in both the Enterprise and SME categories of SE Labs’ protection tests and achieved a 100% rating for protection accuracy, legitimate accuracy, and total accuracy. In addition, when a threat is detected, an enhanced technique is deployed automatically. This approach helps prevent malicious behaviors such as:
- Attempts to run remote admin tools
- Attempts to run untrusted executables
- Attempts to boot the machine or device in Safe Mode
Our support team can then respond to the threat before the attacker achieves their goal, and potentially takes down your network or subjects you to a ransomware attack. We can also collaborate with your internal IT team, if needed.
Questions to Consider
If you already have some type of endpoint security protocol, it’s important to ensure that it is set up properly on each device. Your technology provider or internal IT staff should be asking the following questions:
- Do all the devices that connect to your network have an endpoint software component? (Think about employee cell phones, tablets, or laptops).
- Are these devices using the best settings for the environment they work in?
- Are there any exclusions that create additional exposure?
- Has tamper protection been disabled on all devices?
It can be challenging for any business to keep up with the latest technology. Adaptive endpoint security is by far the most up-to-date approach. That’s why Conscious Networks works with business owners and C-Suite executives to ensure that, whether your IT policy is monitored by internal IT staff, a technology provider, or even AI – you have the best protections in place at all times. If you’d like to get a free assessment, contact us today!