Endpoint Security and its Critical Need Today
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Endpoint Security and its Critical Need Today

By CIOReview | Thursday, August 5, 2021

With the increasing number of endpoint devices within a company, it is essential to control endpoints to help decrease the attack surface.

FREMONT, CA: 5G is here, and it is transforming the way one does business. As a result, more devices will be able to take advantage of low latency and high bandwidth, allowing organizations to adapt completely. The attack surface is rapidly expanding due to these gadgets, providing more opportunities for malicious actors. This new wave of endpoints is both an opportunity and a risk for businesses. Today, more than ever before, comprehensive endpoint security is required. But what exactly is endpoint protection, and how can one safeguard the endpoints?

Why Is Endpoint Security So Critical Today?

Endpoint security is another name for endpoint protection. Endpoint protection refers to the capacity to safeguard assets that are the network's final point of contact. The process of centrally controlling endpoints is known as endpoint management, and it includes detection, provisioning, deployment, updating, and troubleshooting.

With the increasing number of endpoint devices within a company, it is essential to control endpoints to help decrease the attack surface. Only after a device has been controlled can one begin to consider how to protect it from today's ever-changing threat landscape. As endpoints represent every device connected to the network, if endpoints are not properly controlled and secured, an assault can soon become unmanageable.

Why Is It So Difficult to Provide Endpoint Security?

Prioritizing the most dangerous threats is an ongoing challenge with serious threats emerging on a regular basis. Today's attacks are increasingly sophisticated and difficult to detect. According to research, the frequency of attacks has increased for 68 percent of respondents in the last year. Unfortunately, due to inadequate endpoint security solutions that cannot keep up with new attacks, just over half of respondents admit their firms are unsuccessful at handling threats.

When it comes to security solutions, serious thought must be given; this is a crucial business choice. The organization one selects to work with must be capable of safeguarding sensitive data and providing a long-term endpoint management solution. Businesses do not want to have to evaluate and implement an endpoint solution again soon after the first time.

Choosing the incorrect endpoint security solution can result in catastrophic consequences. For example, a product that gives the firm a false sense of security might be just as harmful as not having a solution at all. At the end of the day, one will want to make sure the solution is workable and not unduly complex.

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