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What is Endpoint Security and why should you care?

You might wonder how your office network protects against intrusion and attacks, when so many devices connect to it on a daily basis, well this is the realm of Endpoint Security.

What is an endpoint?

Endpoints are devices that connect to a network, be it mobile phones, laptops, PCs, etc.

Endpoint Security deals with the protection of endpoint devices and the network those devices are connected to. Some examples might simply be antivirus software and can scale up to be more complex, utilising Intrusion detection and prevention systems, data leak protections and more.



Difference between endpoint security and traditional Antivirus

  • Endpoint protection platforms include more than one antivirus software.
  • overs a single endpoint and only detects and blocks harmful files, endpoint security solutions cover your entire network and guard against various sorts of security attacks.
  • Endpoint security solutions are more dynamic, detecting endpoints automatically as new devices are introduced to your network, whereas antivirus software must be installed on each system separately.


Endpoint Protection Platforms

Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP) are platforms deployed on endpoint devices to prevent file-base attacks, detect suspicious activities and provide capabilities needed to respond to dynamic security incidents. Some platform providers also provide Endpoint Detection and Response (EDP) Systems, which focus on threat detection, response and unified monitoring.



Why Does We Need it and How Does It Benefit Our Organisation?

Nowadays, endpoint devices are the weakest links in every company's network today. Some businesses wisely deploy antivirus and anti-malware software on their office PCs, but what about their mobile devices and what about hackers and phishing attacks? As more firms operate remotely, there are more endpoint devices on the network, which means there are more potential for failure.

Endpoint Security helps to protect your business’s valuable data from being compromised, and with the increasing number of devices connected to your organisation’s networks and the increasing threat of breaches and attacks, it is becoming more valuable to implement endpoint security. Moreover, hackers are finding new ways to attack the system, and it is very expensive when an actual breach happens. Therefore, it is very important to implement the proper securities to reduce the likelihood of an attack and also the damage incurred in the event of an actual attack.

How to Optimize It?

Not surprisingly, a growing set of best practices for endpoint security management systems has emerged. The use of a certified operating system and a VPN, or virtual private network, on all devices is a crucial first step. There are techniques to prevent access to vital data if a device does not follow the policy. You may now manage security programs remotely, or even automate the process to make things easier. You can find out more about endpoint security offerings by ACM by contact us at 6295 5962 or email us at info@achievement.com.sg Today.

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