According to Kevin Mitnick, American computer security consultant and the world’s most famous hacker, “Most people are starting to realize that there are only two different types of companies in the world: those that have been breached and know it and those that have been breached and don’t know it. Therefore, prevention is not sufficient and you’re going to have to invest in detection because you’re going to want to know what system has been breached as fast as humanly possible so that you can contain and remediate.”
His advice on ensuring endpoint protection becomes important as the whole world have been forced to go easy with respect to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). With teleworking becoming the new norm and the employees using different devices such as mobile phones, tablets, desktops, laptops, servers, and virtual environments to complete their work, there is no other choice but to explore endpoint technology to ensure network and endpoint security.
Gartner has replaced BYOD with its new term BYOPC (Bring Your Own Personal Computer) in its new Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security, 2020 and considers ‘BYOPC as one of the most vulnerable threat surfaces every business has today’. With everybody working from home and connecting to the corporate network with no safety measures in place, hackers are finding it easy to exploit vulnerable and neglected endpoints.
What are the different endpoint security tools available?
There are different types of endpoint security solutions namely antivirus solutions, endpoint detection and response, application control, URL filtering, browser isolation, network access control, endpoint encryption, cloud perimeter security, secure email gateways, sandboxing and so on available. The advantages of using these solutions are:
- Increased visibility by providing insights about vulnerable endpoints
- Perform regular checkups
- Discover unpatched devices and potential gaps
- Track missing endpoints
- Streamline security solutions
- Protect sensitive data
How can solution providers in Dubai help in ensuring utmost security?
When partnering with providers of endpoint security solutions in Dubai, it is important to ensure that we select the right solution provider. Dutecs, provider of a range of solutions in infrastructure, cloud, enterprise ICT, cyber security, BPO, AMC, have been providing robust, secure, and flexible solutions as per the needs and requirements of its clients. When it comes to endpoint security, Dutecs offers comprehensive and streamlined services.
The list of endpoint security products provided by Dutecs is:
- Sophos Endpoint Security
- Malwarebytes Endpoint Security
- Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud
- Symantec Endpoint Protection
- Acronis Backup Standard
Endpoint security vs. endpoint protection
Though endpoint security and endpoint protection are found to be used differently, actually they refer to the same tools that are used to protect network from myriad of security threats. Endpoint security or endpoint protection refers to a security solution that offers multi layered protection from different kinds of security attacks such as ransomware, Trojan, credential harvesting, and so on. It works as an antivirus, anti-spam, anti-malware, anti-spyware and so on; all rolled into one. Endpoint security software provides both signature-based and behavior based protection. It also helps with detection and response.
Endpoint antivirus vs. endpoint security: Which is essential?
When it comes to endpoint security vs. antivirus, endpoint security steals the show because it provides protection from different security threats. While antivirus helps in detecting, preventing and removing viruses, this is just one type of malware. The new gen antivirus solutions provide protection from a wide variety of threats such as worms, viruses, Trojans, ransomware, spyware, bots and so on. Endpoint software provides protection from internal threats as well as external threats. When it automatically updates, it provides protection from the latest threats as well.
How does Dutecs play an important role in protecting your endpoints from different kinds of security threats?
With most of the people working from home, endpoint security risks are showing an upward trend these days. Dutecs, through its array of endpoint security products ensure utmost protection for those who are on the move. So whether you are working from home, at office or any other place, our solutions provide protection from all kinds of security threats both insider as well as external threats. Our team of professionals is always a call away to help you in whatever way possible.