Attacks on the endpoint are becoming more and more complex, and there is no silver bullet to protecting these sensitive targets. Only a combination of multiple security techniques combined with the latest threat information can help to protect the endpoint and personal data from known and unknown threats. State of the art endpoint security should provide:
- The most effective and efficient security techniques across generations, including sandboxing and machine learning
- Behavioral analysis and application white-listing to prevent ransomware attacks
- Remote erasure of personal data on mobile devices
- Safe usage of cloud services like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, etc.
- The latest threat information for use across the entire security infrastructure
Corporate users are primary targets: More than 90 percent of all targeted attacks start with an email. Users are tricked into opening dangerous file attachments or links by cleverly forged phishing messages. Infections can also occur if users open manipulated websites while browsing the internet. State of the art security can facilitate safe email and web usage for all employees through:
- Detection of phishing attempts and other attacks, including ransomware, via email
- Identification of threats in Microsoft Office documents and file attachments
- Blocking links to potentially dangerous websites
Data Loss Prevention & Application Control
Businesses can leverage Data Loss Prevention (DLP) rules to warn their employees of accidental misuse of data. Furthermore, they can control what kind of apps are used and which data can be transferred. State of the art security solutions offer features like integrated DLP, application control on Windows and mobile operating systems, and a central reporting solution allowing businesses to define the way their users could process the data. In addition to this, encryption for devices, file folders, and emails can be used to ensure safe transfer of data.