Top 5 Endpoint Security Solutions for Business

Bineesh Mathew | April 11, 2022 | 207 views

Top 5 Endpoint Security

“As more of our IT resources shift to the cloud, and more workers become mobile, the importance of endpoint security increases”

-Elliot Breukelman, Senior Information Security Engineer, Land O’Lakes, Inc

Endpoint security is a must to secure your business against cyber threats, but it is challenging for companies to implement and maintain it. According to Small Business Administration research around 88% of small business owners think they face cyberattacks.

Two significant factors contribute to this challenge:
  • The amplified use of mobile phones and tablets for office work
  • The rapid growth in the number of remote workers

These factors make it difficult for businesses, especially SMBs, to manage IT security.

So, the question is how the businesses will address the issue? The answer to this question is endpoint security software. This endpoint software protects all your servers, computers, and mobile devices, which are collectively known as endpoints, from cyberattacks.

Different features of endpoint security products help businesses meet diverse requirements. For example, some companies manage thousands of endpoints using endpoint security solutions, while others might want to use threat hunting tools.

Solo entrepreneurs and companies with their own SOC (security operations center) can utilize the best endpoint security software to safeguard their IT systems. Check out the list of the best solutions below that meet all your endpoint security requirements.


The Necessity of Endpoint Security Solutions for Businesses

All businesses need endpoint security software to protect computers and other IT assets from various cyberattacks. Cybercriminals think SMBs are easy targets; they are particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks than different types of businesses. Furthermore, as cybercriminals sophisticate themselves as technology improves, companies cannot think of running a business without endpoint security solutions.

Cybercriminals wreaking havoc on IT systems and stealing your data can be effectively stopped using the best endpoint security software. Find yourself in peace with the below listed advanced top 5 endpoint security solutions that can help you mitigate any cybersecurity risks.


Top 5 Endpoint Security Solutions for Businesses


McAfee Endpoint Protection

The McAfee endpoint protection system includes small business protection through its McAfee endpoint security platform. Also, the company offers a comprehensive range of security products for businesses of all kinds.

This platform's threat-prevention capabilities were perfect at blocking malware and zero-day attacks in test situations. McAfee endpoint security comes with essential features, including a firewall and the ability to prevent users from visiting infected websites. In addition, adaptive threat protection (ATP) is one of the standout characteristics of this platform.

With the help of ATP, McAfee endpoint security can detect all sorts of malware, even complex threats like file-less attacks. It looks at suspicious activity and decides what to do about it based on the McAfee Global Threat Intelligence network, reputation parameters, and risk criteria.

McAfee's ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) assists IT teams in managing the security of the company.. Set security policies, examine and analyze endpoint status, take action when threats are discovered, and assess the overall health of your company's security with ePO as a central management platform.

 
Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security provides adequate and easy-to-manage malware protection for small organizations. Kaspersky Endpoint Security cloud is a preconfigured protection platform designed for enterprises with a small IT team and less than 100 employees. It allows for speedy implementation and continuously checks the security system.

Kaspersky's defenses blocked all malware and zero-day attacks in independent tests. Even on older devices, the technique works without affecting computer performance.

Reports and a dashboard provide endpoint security information through the platform. For example, you can find out where endpoint security vulnerabilities exist and what threats the platform has prevented. In addition, the monitoring dashboard has a Cloud Discovery tool that allows you to look at how your employees use external cloud services like Google Drive.


Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Before 2020, Microsoft was known to develop poor antivirus protection. The brand has worked hard to change this reputation. In 2020, the tech giant unveiled a revamped antivirus solution, Microsoft Defender Antivirus, which replaced the existing Windows Defender software. The malware prevention capabilities of the new system are impressive.

Over 13,000 malware samples were tested by AV-Test Institute, an independent testing organization. All of them were successfully blocked by Microsoft's solution. It also thwarted all zero-day threats, which exploit software flaws. This is better than the industry average of 98.9%.


Avast Business Antivirus Pro

Avast Business Antivirus Pro is a feature-rich antivirus explicitly designed for small and medium-sized businesses. It has a free trial version that is completely functional, allowing you to test the breadth and flexibility of this simple-to-use, simple-to-install tool.

SMBs and managed service providers (MSPs) who serve SMBs should consider Avast Business Antivirus Pro. SMBs can purchase the management console or the standalone version. All devices have the standalone version loaded and managed from the device.

It's a no-brainer alternative for SMBs with OS-agnostic networks, offering different versions for the modern Windows operating systems workstations, macOS, and Windows Server with Sharepoint compatibility. Avast also offers free versions and antivirus for Linux, which are not included in this evaluation.


Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security

Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security is a robust IT endpoint security solution that caters to the needs of small enterprises. More than 500 million endpoints worldwide are protected by GravityZone, which processes 11 billion queries every day and uses machine learning to assess and improve protection mechanisms.

It uses numerous layers of defense to prevent cyberattacks. This strategy integrates machine learning, heuristics, endpoint security analytics, browser-based security, event correlation, continuous monitoring of computer operations, and more to block malware and other threats from getting on the computer and causing harm.


The Future of Endpoint Security

Endpoint security is essential to run any business online. With the resurgence of ransomware, ignoring endpoint security is a prescription for catastrophe. Malware affects businesses of all sizes' reputations and bottom lines. Endpoint security platforms are used because of their endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities, application control, and other features.

Possible prospects on the future of endpoint security are:
  • Endpoint security switches to monitoring
  • Endpoint security merges with identity management
  • Endpoint security goes lightweight


Summing Up

When it comes to supervising workplace security, the correct endpoint security software boosts efficiency and productivity without jeopardizing safety. Endpoint security solutions also have lots of advantages that can help your company grow and thrive. Sensitive data, customer trust, and financial loss can be protected with endpoint security solutions.


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Frequently Asked Questions


What do you mean by endpoint security?

Endpoint security is a method of defending endpoint devices, such as PCs, laptops, and mobile phones, from threats.


What are some of the examples of endpoints?

Any device that is physically an endpoint on a network is referred to as an endpoint. Endpoints include laptops, mobile phones, desktops, servers, tablets, and virtual environments.


What are some of the types of endpoint security solutions?

Some types of endpoint security are Internet of Things (IoT) security, antivirus solutions, endpoint detection and response, URL filtering, application control, network access control, browser isolation, and cloud perimeter security.

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Illumio Introduces New Solution to Stop Endpoint Ransomware from Spreading Across the Hybrid Attack Surface

Illumio | September 29, 2022

Illumio, Inc., the Zero Trust Segmentation company, today announced Illumio Endpoint®, a reimagined way to prevent breaches from spreading to clouds and data centers from laptops. Hybrid work has expanded the attack surface, introducing new threats and making organizations more vulnerable, so it’s become increasingly important for employees to have secure access to applications and data wherever they are located. Unlike other Zero Trust Segmentation solutions, Illumio Endpoint lets your policy follow your teams’ laptops wherever they work, whether at home, in the office, or at a coffee shop. With Illumio Endpoint, the first device that gets infected will also be the last. Organizations are more interconnected and vulnerable in hybrid workplaces, and the attack surface is growing increasingly complex. Additionally, attacks on hybrid work environments are more expensive, costing an average of about $600K more than the global average. Even with endpoint detection and response tools in place, endpoints still get breached – according to ESG, 76 percent of organizations experienced a ransomware attack in the past two years alone. Illumio Endpoint includes: Extended visibility and segmentation policy controls for macOS and Windows devices, allowing organizations to see risk and stop attacks from spreading from laptops, workstations, and VDIs. A single, unified console to see and manage visibility and segmentation policy across endpoints, clouds, and data centers, making Zero Trust Segmentation easier, faster, and more efficient for security teams. Work from anywhere support with segmentation policy that follows the device, so organizations have the confidence that their networks are secure, and their employees can remain productive while working from anywhere. The ability to control application access so users can only reach the necessary applications from their device, not the entire data center and cloud, minimizing the organization's risk from vulnerable or compromised endpoints. "Before Illumio, we had only a slim idea of what kind of communications were running across our network. But with Illumio, we clearly see exactly what's connecting to individual endpoints. David Ault, VP of Information Security at Telhio Credit Union “The hybrid workforce is here to stay, which exposes organizations to a more complex attack surface and more risk, particularly on the endpoint,” said Mario Espinoza, Chief Product Officer at Illumio. “It’s important to have tools that can detect and respond to an identified breach, but unidentified attacks can spread throughout the organization to access critical data and assets when Zero Trust Segmentation is not in place to proactively contain the breach. With Illumio Endpoint, security leaders will gain the comprehensive protection needed to build resilience to attacks throughout their hybrid IT and as employees work from anywhere.” “Ransomware and other cyberattacks often involve end user devices somewhere in the attack chain, moving laterally on to other higher-value assets,” said Dave Gruber, Principal Analyst, ESG. “Because attackers continue to find ways in and move laterally fast, prevention, detection and response mechanisms can fall short stopping these fast-moving attacks. Containment strategies such as Zero Trust Segmentation across endpoint devices can proactively stop ransomware and other fast-moving attacks from spreading to critical infrastructure and assets, reducing risk.” About Illumio Illumio, the Zero Trust Segmentation company, stops breaches and ransomware from spreading across the hybrid attack surface. The Illumio ZTS Platform visualizes all traffic flows between workloads, devices and the internet, automatically sets granular segmentation policies to control communications, and isolates high-value assets and compromised systems proactively or in response to active attacks. Illumio protects organizations of all sizes, from Fortune 100 to small business, by stopping breaches and ransomware in minutes, saving millions of dollars in application downtime, and accelerating cloud and digital transformation projects.

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DATA SECURITY, PLATFORM SECURITY, SOFTWARE SECURITY

Absolute Software Adds Trellix Endpoint Security to Application Resilience Ecosystem

Absolute Software | September 20, 2022

Absolute Software™ , the only provider of self-healing, intelligent security solutions, today announced a partnership with Trellix, enabling Absolute Resilience® customers to extend its patented Absolute Persistence® technology to Trellix Endpoint Security (ENS). With this latest addition to the company’s Application Resilience™ ecosystem, joint customers can leverage the power of Absolute’s firmware-embedded connection to ensure Trellix’s leading endpoint protection solution remains healthy, installed, and working effectively. Anchored by its unique Persistence technology residing embedded in more than 600 million endpoints, Absolute provides an undeletable digital tether to every device to help ensure the highest levels of resiliency. Absolute Application Resilience leverages this unbreakable, two-way connection to monitor mission-critical security applications’ health and behavior; detect if missing, corrupted, or not running; and automatically repair or reinstall components when necessary - without requiring human intervention. “Our unique intelligence shows that today’s complex and widely distributed device environments have put endpoint agents at constant risk of colliding with other applications, or being disabled by malicious or negligent users. “By joining our Application Resilience ecosystem, Trellix is taking the critical steps needed to enable our joint customers to harden their mission-critical endpoint application and strengthen their overall endpoint security posture.” Edward Choi, SVP of Global Alliances at Absolute Software “We are proud to collaborate with leading software vendors to improve security outcomes for our customers,” said Britt Norwood, Senior Vice President, Global Channels & Commercial at Trellix. “Organizations across the globe rely on Trellix every day to protect, and adapt to, their changing business needs in a dynamic threat landscape. We’re thrilled to see Absolute Software support Trellix ENS in its Application Resilience ecosystem and extend this value to our joint customers.” Trellix Endpoint Security is part of an integrated suite of technologies that uses analytics and machine learning to provide effective protection—including the flexibility to connect to security products from other vendors. Trellix endpoint solutions enable organizations to apply proactive threat intelligence and defenses across the entire attack lifecycle. Absolute’s expansive Application Resilience catalog is comprised of more than 60 security and business applications needed to enable a secure, reliable, and resilient work from anywhere experience. About Absolute Software Absolute Software is the only provider of self-healing, intelligent security solutions. Embedded in more than 600 million devices, Absolute is the only platform offering a permanent digital connection that intelligently and dynamically applies visibility, control and self-healing capabilities to endpoints, applications, and network connections - helping customers to strengthen cyber resilience against the escalating threat of ransomware and malicious attacks. Trusted by nearly 18,000 customers, G2 recognized Absolute as a leader for the tenth consecutive quarter in the Summer 20022 Grid® Report for Endpoint Management and as a high performer in the G2 Grid Report for Zero Trust Networking.

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