Best practices for endpoint security: 5 trends you can’t afford to ignore

Endpoint security is the protection of endpoints or end-user devices, such as desktops, laptops, mobile devices, servers and IoT devices from malicious attackers and accidental damage. Modern endpoint protection systems can defend endpoints whether deployed within your organization’s network perimeter, operating remotely or in the cloud. 

Organizations of all sizes are at risk of attacks from nation states, hacktivists, organized crime groups and run-of-the-mill automated attacks leveraging malicious bots. Endpoint security is at the forefront of network security, because endpoints are possibly the first choice for an attacker trying to penetrate an organization’s systems.

As the number and complexity of cybersecurity threats continue to increase, so does the demand for more sophisticated endpoint security solutions. Endpoint security technology has evolved from legacy anti-virus to provide additional defensive layers. These include: 

Behavioral analysis based on machine learning algorithms, which can identify unknown or zero day threats, and help detect insider threats. Sandboxing, which can test and detonate suspected malicious software in an isolated environment. Threat intelligence, combining data from multiple feeds and threat frameworks like Mitre ATT&CK to identify and add context to incidents. Application control, content filtering and phishing protection to limit risky behavior on end-user devices. Endpoint

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