Endpoint Protection, also known as Endpoint Security, allows businesses to remotely protect their network and the devices accessing it. In an era of smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other wireless devices, it is vital that companies know who is accessing what part of their system – and why. This includes having the ability to monitor devices, identities, and activity, and take control where necessary.
Mobile devices are everywhere. Offices across the globe are engaging with smartphones, tablets, notebooks, laptops, and more – devices that can be used anywhere, anytime. They are also devices that can access company software when required, improving productivity but also reducing security significantly. If a device is lost or stolen, then its contents are at risk. The same for if it gets hacked; and a single data breach could cost a business millions in fines alone. At the end of the day, mobile devices are high-risk devices for business and companies need to ensure that they can secure enterprise data at all times.
Companies engaging in a modern world need to be able to secure their data at any point. This means having remote access to the device – or at least to the corporate information stored on it. This helps ensure that company insights are protected. This process of securing enterprise endpoints is the fundamental component of endpoint protection. The benefits include:
- Reducing the misuse of data and devices
- Greater visibility of devices and access
- Improved control over employee access to networks and tools
- The ability to monitor and manage activity across devices and networks
- The opportunity to take control of devices and networks in the event of misuse or breach
It is essential to realise that endpoint protection is not the same as other cybersecurity processes. While the solution is the same – the improved security of a company – endpoint protection focuses on a big picture while other security methods may hone in on independent issues. Endpoint protection secures every aspect of a network and usually includes:
- Network access control
- Endpoint detection response
- Central access consoles
Endpoint protection also looks different from company to company because each business has its own unique needs, devices, and goals. It is important for companies to find the right endpoint solution for them, as the wrong one could see them wasting significant time and money. A business with 100 mobile devices does not need a service for 500, nor does a company with one office require global scale endpoint solutions.
If you are looking for an effective security solution that meets the needs of your modern business, contact MOQdigital today. Our cyber security experts can help you find the right solution to protect your digital investments – and secure your future.