Next to perhaps only firewalls, endpoint security figures as the network world's oldest defense focus. But while its history is old, the basic problem of protecting devices has never fully been solved. Rather, the difficulty has increased as the number and kinds of endpoints multiply. Achieving the best endpoint protection, given the rise of mobility and increase in the sophistication of the attacks, is more complicated than ever. But reading this Essential Guide will get you up to speed quickly on everything you need to know to develop a strategy to achieve the best endpoint protection possible, as well as help you in your research and purchase process and the post-purchase management of your new security tool.
Basic endpoint strategies
The best endpoint protection still focuses on stopping malware as it attempts to lodge itself on a system, but achieving success at even this basic level requires a well-articulated strategy.
Security startup Morphisec has introduced a new approach to defending endpoint devices that turns the tables on attackers. Here's how the company's "moving target defense" technology works. Continue Reading
Signature-based detection and machine learning algorithms identify malicious code and threats. Expert Michael Cobb explains how both techniques defend networks and endpoints. Continue Reading
Footprinting can often lead to cyberattacks on an enterprise. Expert Ernie Hayden explains the footprinting technique and how it's performed. Continue Reading
This handbook looks at the current state of endpoint protection and offers tips on how to best ensure endpoint security in the future. Continue Reading
When endpoint protection goes mobile
Mobile not only invites traditional endpoint attacks, it also creates new realms of vulnerability in areas such as data loss. At this point, approaches to providing security range all across the board.
Experts say unified endpoint management for mobile devices, laptops and desktops will take more time due to the complex, evolving demands of mobile security management. Continue Reading
The rising number of devices connected to corporate networks is a security challenge for the IT services firms managing these endpoints Continue Reading
What mobile data protection tools and options are available to safeguard mobile devices that could potentially be lost or stolen? Find out here. Continue Reading
3Management and response-
Endpoint management and incident response
The downside of the best endpoint security system? An overabundance, at times, of security alerts. But there are tools and alternative methods to make this management and response process easier.
New Cloud Security Alliance research shows growing fatigue with security alerts and endpoint agents, as well as growing adoption of IaaS and positive signs for Microsoft Azure. Continue Reading
4What to look for-
Endpoint protection products and tools
Searching for products that will deliver the best endpoint protection can be complicated. How do you identify the tools suited to your system’s needs? What questions should you ask to whittle down your short list? Read the following to help focus your vendor and product selection process.
Roughly half of survey respondents indicated that their organization is shifting away from static scanning as the primary protection for endpoints. Continue Reading
Most virtualization security tools still follow dedicated agent models, but some technologies are starting to offload resources to a dedicated VM and leverage hypervisor APIs. Continue Reading
Can an integrated security suite provide advantages in cost and performance? We look at key focus areas for security practitioners as security tools increasingly converge. Continue Reading
Cloud technologies often have a bad reputation when it comes to security, but that may be unfair. Is the cloud the best answer for securing the endpoints in your enterprise? Continue Reading
Today's crop of endpoint and mobile data protection products blend backup, file sync and security functionality to increase user productivity while protecting against data loss. Continue Reading
5Words to know-
Part of keeping up with developments in endpoint security, and the security field in general, is keeping up with the terminology. In this module we've gathered definitions to the key terms in this ever-changing industry.