As opposed to well-known anti-virus software which encompasses the network overall, the endpoint security framework considers individual endpoints which take on some or all responsibility for their own security. Endpoints can generally be considered as the devices connected to an enterprise network. Access to endpoint devices – such as laptops, tablets, or smartphones – needs to be controlled and monitored to prevent them being entry points for security threats or unauthorized exit points for sensitive data. Endpoint security sets security standards that endpoints need to meet before being granted access to the network; ensuring that every endpoint is secured. It supplements centralized security solutions by providing additional protection that takes into account mobile threats which come with employees’ increased dependence on mobile devices, laptops and home computers to conduct business and connect to company networks.
There is a substantial need for effective endpoint security nowadays as it offers essential benefits, including:
- Minimising the risk of malware and the cost of combatting it by eliminating unknown applications in the network.
- Ensuring total protection against malware; inclusive of viruses, rootkits, adware, spyware and Trojans.
- Allowing the application of very specific access restrictions and policy enforcements to users according to their business needs.
- Unmatched visibility and transparency of endpoint device activity.
To ascertain the security of your network consider the products we offer at Arainfo which not only provide protection from external devices but also from devices with direct and regular interaction with the network.