How CIOs Can Leverage Cloud for Endpoint Security Management

By CIOReview | Friday, September 6, 2019

Navigating through the approaches businesses follow to manage endpoint security in a single console.

FREMONT, CA:  With innumerable endpoints in businesses, the number, and types of threats targeting them proliferate equally. As many workers access the internal systems, network-connected endpoints become more vulnerable to attackers. In this scenario, the old malware protection is no longer the big gun in cybersecurity. To overcome cyber threats, IT teams are fighting against this by incorporating integrated endpoint security technologies, including next-generation anti-virus, endpoint detection and response (EDR) and application control. Endpoint security refers to the protection offered to endpoint devices, including laptops, PCs, tablets, and smartphones.

While breaking the silos of the security products, the combination detects a broad spectrum of endpoint threat types, analyzes anomalous behavior, halts the attacks in progress, and remediates them. With the multitude of threats, businesses are finding that integrated security response will face them efficiently than discrete solutions for each threat type.

Although there are many isolated security tools, CIOs find that integrating them in a single agent makes more sense.

Cloud-based solutions                  

Cloud-based endpoint security software, like traditional systems, is known to protect endpoint devices and provide network security. This cloud-based endpoint protection combines security and device management for a wide range of endpoints, including PC, mobile devices, Mac, and servers against the existing threats. Businesses can monitor their customers’ networks for cyber threats, thereby continuously monitoring the same risk that is targeting multiple networks. With cloud-based endpoint protection, the system administrator can monitor and control the company devices from anywhere.

Cloud-based solutions can provide any business with the security it demands without concern about the requirement for additional IT staff while staying away from lengthy implementation time and all the other inevitable needs associated with traditional systems.

Businesses managing endpoint security across the cloud environments, including hybrid and multi-cloud, acquire more benefits. It is because cloud-based products are hosted on the vendor’s servers, thus eliminating the need for hiring staff to maintain the on-premise software solutions. Also, unifying multi-layered threat protection and device management with cloud-based management makes it an ideal endpoint security solution for businesses. One of the well known integrated security suites, McAfee’s integrated suites coordinate the security events for companies by centrally managing and monitoring the endpoints. Also, businesses employ McAfee’s security information and event management and other data loss protection offerings to safeguard endpoints across the enterprise and in the cloud, proving that the benefits of cloud-based endpoint security are enormous.

Thus the unified security products can protect all the devices effectively in one simplified management console on-premises or in the cloud.