Endpoint Protection Solutions for Small Businesses in Round Rock
Endpoints are devices on your computer network. They would range from mobile phones and other wireless devices to laptops, tablets, desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, routers, switches and hubs.
From a security perspective, anything that provides a means of entry for a potential threat into the network is an endpoint. In this regard, it is a bit disheartening to know that most networks, especially in the small and medium business space cannot even remember the last time their routers, switches and hubs received a firmware update. Yet, those devices are the main point of entry into any network.
Managed Endpoint Protection Service is a major part of our small business portfolio.
Why Endpoint Protection?
Without adequate endpoint protection, a business or organization loses control over sensitive data the moment it’s transmitted to an external device or when the network is accessed through an unsecured endpoint.
Endpoint protection is a crucial component of computer network security and should be put in place, in addition to other security solutions for the provision of maximum data security.
Components of our Endpoint Protection Service
The BinaryGuardian Endpoint Protection Anti-Malware combines Antivirus and anti-spyware to scan and detect viruses and other security risks, including spyware, adware, and other files, that can put a computer or a network at risk.
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is the second layer of defense after the firewall. The intrusion prevention system is a network-based system. If a known attack is detected, one or more intrusion prevention technologies can automatically block it.
Proactive threat scanning uses heuristics to detect unknown threats. Heuristic process scanning analyzes the behavior of an application or process to determine if it exhibits characteristics of threats, such as Trojan horses, worms, or keyloggers. This type of protection is sometimes referred to as zero-day protection.
The BinaryGuardian Endpoint Protection expands rootkit protection to detect and repair kernel-level rootkits. Rootkits are programs that hide from a computer’s operating system and can be used for malicious purposes.
Continuous Update downloads and installs definitions, signatures, and whitelists several times a day. This goes a long way in helping to prevent targeted attacks and APTs ( advanced persistent threats), which can't be prevented using antivirus solutions alone.
What Is Endpoint Security?
Endpoint Security (or) Endpoint Protection refers to the approach of protecting a business network when accessed by remote devices like smartphones, laptops, tablets or other wireless devices. It includes monitoring status, software, and activities. The endpoint protection software is installed on all network servers and on all endpoint devices.
With the proliferation of mobile devices like laptops, smartphones, tablets, notebooks etc., there has been a sharp increase in the number of devices being lost or stolen as well. These incidents potentially translate as huge loss of sensitive data for enterprises which allow their employees to bring in these mobile devices (enterprise-provided or otherwise) into their enterprise.
(Source for this section and the FAQs: Comodo
When a data breach happens, do you think your customers will rally around you? Have sympathy? News like this travels fast on social media. They will demand answers: HAVE YOU BEEN RESPONSIBLE in putting appropriate protections in place, or will you have to tell your clients, “Sorry, we got hacked because we didn’t think it would happen to us,” or “We didn’t want to spend the money.” Is that going to be sufficient to pacify them?
Windows 10 although proclaimed to be the safest Windows OS is not without its flaws. Security experts have proved that the in-built security features of Windows like Windows Defender, Firewall etc., too are proving ineffective. Therefore enterprises making use of Windows 10 OS need endpoint security for safeguarding the various endpoints which connect to the network and for safeguarding the network itself.
Antivirus is one of the components of endpoint security. Whereas endpoint security is a much broader concept including not just antivirus but many security tools (like Firewall, Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS), White Listing tools, Patching and Logging/Monitoring tools etc.,) for safeguarding the various endpoints of the enterprise (and the enterprise itself against these endpoints) and from different types of security threats.
More precisely, endpoints security employs a server/client model for protecting the various endpoints of the enterprise. The server would have a master instant of the security program and the clients (endpoints) would have agents installed within them. These agents would communicate with the server the respective devices’ activities like the devices’ health, user authentication/authorization etc., and thus keep the endpoints secure.
Whereas antivirus is usually a single program responsible for scanning, detecting and removing viruses, malware, adware, spyware, ransomware and other such malware. Simply put, antivirus is a one-stop shop for securing your home networks, and endpoint security is suitable for securing enterprises, which are larger and much more complex to handle.
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