RevBits Next-Gen Endpoint Security Covers the Entire Threat Landscape
Security teams have been scrambling to contend with the astronomical rise in the number and types of network endpoints, largely due to accelerated digital transformation and the massive increase in remote workers since the beginning of 2020. There’s a staggering new range of potential vulnerabilities emanating from ever-increasing endpoints that require monitoring, protection, and maintenance.
SOBERING ENDPOINT SECURITY STATS
While IoT has revolutionized business advancements and consumer convenience, it has indeed opened a Pandora’s Box of endpoint security issues. Trying to safeguard against malicious infiltration has become a high stakes game requiring ever more powerful and adaptable defense solutions. According to research by the Ponemon Institute, many IT professionals, an alarming 67% interviewed, believe the use of bring-your-own devices during the pandemic decreased their organization’s security posture, and fear that remote workers are putting their organization at risk of a data breach. One in three U.S. employees use their personal computer and smart phone to work remotely, while only 17% use a corporate-issued computer.
THE EVOLUTION OF ENDPOINT PROTECTION
Often seen as the first line of defense, endpoint security has greatly evolved from the traditional antivirus software to more comprehensive endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions. Today’s EDR provides more robust protection against sophisticated malware and zero-day threats with continuous monitoring that enables better visibility and response options.
Next-generation endpoint security uses artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and a tighter integration of network and device security to provide more comprehensive and adaptive protection than traditional endpoint security solutions. Security must extend beyond desktops and laptops to prevent exploits from infiltrating networks. Between the plethora of mobile devices and connected wearables, there is an explosion of vulnerable endpoints, with user behaviors and negligence adding to the risk matrix.
Extended detection and response (XDR) platforms are next-level exploit prevention offering the contextual and intuitive forensics, visibility and reliability that should be a part of a multilayered approach.