As the volume and sophistication of cybersecurity threats have steadily grown, so has the need for more advanced security solutions. One of the predominant tactics used for protection is endpoint security.
Organizations of all sizes are at risk from hacktivists and organized cybercrime. Malicious and even accidental insider threats can expose business networks and sensitive data to cyber threats. Endpoint security is often seen as cybersecurity’s frontline and represents one of the first places organizations look to secure their enterprise networks.
So What is Endpoint Security? It’s a Way to Stop Cyber Threats From Point of Access
Endpoint security software is a program that is installed on laptops, desktops, and/or servers. It protects them from being exploited by malicious actors and campaigns that can infect an endpoint with the purpose of:
- Stealing business, client and personal data
- Profiting financially (think phishing and malware)
- Otherwise harming systems, individuals and organizations for the sake of causing harm
Failure to protect network systems from the endpoint – these vulnerable points of access – causes billions of dollars in damage, data losses and financial theft every year. In fact, cybercrime is expected to cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025! (Yes, that’s trillion with a T.)
What’s an Endpoint?
An endpoint is one end of a communications channel. It refers to parts of a network that don’t simply send communications along its channels or switch those communications from one channel to another. It’s the place where communications originate and where they are received.
Endpoints can be anything from desktops, laptops, servers and virtual environments, to Internet of Things (IoT) devices like wearable fitness devices, printers, smart TVs, and even household appliances.
Protecting Your Valuable Business Assets
In today’s business world, data is often the most valuable asset a company has. To lose that data or lose access to that data, could put the entire business at risk of insolvency. At the very least, it could dramatically impact your organization’s ability to operate.
Businesses have also had to contend with not only a growing number of endpoints, but also a rise in the number of types of endpoints. The threat landscape is also becoming more complicated, as hackers are always capitalizing on new technological realities – and even chaos and uncertainty in our increasingly interconnected world. Cybercriminals are ever-evolving their tactics, coming up with new ways to gain access, steal information or manipulate employees into giving out sensitive information.
Acme Business Can Improve Endpoint Security for Your Organization
Choosing a managed IT firm that can set up, manage, and monitor your endpoint security software is the best way to have the entire system run smoothly (and safely). Acme Business partners with SentinelOne to offer their customers the highest industry level technology to create a unique system to meet your company needs.