John TunayTechnical Product Marketing Manager
Calling all enterprises, endpoint management is changing. New endpoint protection platforms & AI-powered solutions are a game-changer for companies looking to enhance their security capabilities and remain bulletproof.
The worst of the pandemic appears to be behind us; however, enterprises are still adjusting to the post-COVID new normal. For many industries, remote work and the hybrid office remain essential adjustments that are not going back to normal. While this is a good thing in many ways, these adjustments are also increasing enterprise vulnerability to cyberattacks.
The problem is remote employees need to be connected to both the cloud and business network resources, but that often means they're operating from endpoints outside the organization's security perimeter. Adding further chaos is the rise of BYOD (bring your own device) which is adding profound complexity to enterprise protection requirements.
Enterprises need to remember that threat actors are watching. These attackers understand that the proliferation of enterprise endpoints offers an attractive vector for attacks, including ransomware, business email compromise, and phishing. That's what’s driving enterprises to look for better endpoint protection platforms that are capable of managing an effective and timely response.
As attackers have developed ways to bypass traditional endpoint security solutions, the enterprise endpoint protection platform has evolved to provide new capabilities and consolidate complex security stacks. The result is a system that is both easier to manage and more effective in its enterprise security role.
An effective endpoint protection platform can protect networks and devices with a full roster of security capabilities, including:
Known attack detection: Also called signature matching, known attack detection works from a list of known threats to recognize and immediately stop malicious programs. This lightweight system is very effective against its targets, but much less effective against emergent threats and zero-day attacks.
Exploit mitigation: Application hardening techniques can prevent attackers from exploiting endpoint vulnerabilities. Stopping attacks from moving laterally or gaining root access is a key capability to prevent serious network compromise.
Automation features: Enterprise networks are sprawling, complex, and constantly in flux, so automating key security features is essential to avoid endpoint solutions becoming resource-drain. High-performing endpoint protection platforms provide automation for a wide range of operations, including:
Security alerts & notifications
Incident response & remediation
Pushing updates to all connected devices
Remote wiping of compromised devices
Support for simplified reporting & auditing
There is some overlap in functionality and applications between endpoint protection platforms and traditional, device-based antivirus solutions. However, there are significant differences that make a platform a better choice for enterprises:
Monitoring & detection are more comprehensive from an endpoint protection platform, which scans the entire network and connected devices for threats. Antivirus solely monitors the device it's on.
Threat identification is localised to individual devices with antivirus solutions using a signature-based approach that is ineffective against the full spectrum of potential threats. The right endpoint protection, on the other hand, uses a more robust approach that operates across the business network, to identify threats faster and with a higher degree of accuracy.
An automated response from antivirus programs is typically limited to an alert and the rest is up to the user. An endpoint solution, on the other hand, can automatically and immediately take action to respond to threats anywhere on the network or connected devices, including investigation, remediation, and remote device wipes. It can also support the work of the security team to neutralize threats before they can cause serious damage.
Integration can easily be managed with an enterprise endpoint protection platform which can be configured to work seamlessly with existing enterprise security and productivity stacks. An antivirus solution on the other hand is one more system that adds further complexity to workflows, or may even have incompatibilities that create process friction.
Data loss prevention is built into the core functionality of high-performing endpoint protection platforms, which have deep visibility into the network to monitor data flows, block suspicious traffic, detect anomalous behaviours, and apply encryption to sensitive types of data. On the other hand, antivirus solutions only offer passive security and do not have any data loss prevention capabilities.
CatchPulse Pro is an AI-powered enterprise endpoint protection solution that is optimized for today’s business landscape. Performance is precisely tuned to offer the ideal combination of detection, control, security and insights. It integrates seamlessly with your existing security systems and business processes so there's no operational friction, and the icing on the cake is, it can scale on demand.
With CatchPulse Pro you get:
Always-on, real-time monitoring & protection
Complete protection against known & unknown malware threats
A centralized, intuitive dashboard