Endpoint security is one of the most important components when it comes to securing your organization against cyber-crimes. The attacks against the endpoints are evolving day by day, so the endpoint security solution should also be capable of detecting those threats.
If below 5 points are your concerns, we are suggesting to replace your endpoint security solution:
False Positives - Detection Rate
An ideal solution should have a low rate of false positives. Detecting a threat only to discover it was an unusual but innocent event or a wrongly identified event. It’s a serious drain on your cybersecurity team’s efforts. And even worse, false positives drown out legitimate security threats, allowing them the opportunity to slip by and create silent havoc on your corporate servers. An endpoint security solution that bombards your team with false positives needs to be replaced as soon as possible.
Detection Capabilities Are Not Up to Date- Signature Based Detection
Traditional endpoint security solutions depended on signature-based detection methods. This method worked well in the older days, but new threats such as fireless malware and signatureless threats are capable of surpassing the signature-based detection. A new endpoint security solution will feature new signatureless based detection methods and tools to help detect fileless malware threats.
Hindering Your Performance
CPU processing power of the solution is directly proportional to how old it is. So, the older the endpoint security solution the more CPU processing power requires. This can directly affect the productivity as it makes the computer slower. Replacing that solution with new one should free up plenty of CPU power while scanning your enterprise’s networks more efficiently.
The User Interface is Causing Problems
Older versions of endpoint security solution tend to cause usability issues. Some solutions will hound the users with pop-up warnings or reminders, as they lack in automation capabilities that would act independently to find and remove threats. Also, the user interface should be easy to use that is it should not be confusing. A new endpoint security solution should have a simplified, clean user interface that is easy and effective.
Integration or Deployment is Hard to Achieve
To provide maximum protection for your organization you will need different solutions to work together. If your endpoint solution does not have that provision, it's your sign to replace it. A solution that has SIEM capabilities or identity management component would be ideal. Moreover, your solution must be able to deploy across the entire enterprise without depending on the number of devices present at any point. As BYOD (bring your own device) is being adapted by numerous companies, this has become a valid point to be checked while implementing a endpoint security. Again, if it cannot, then you need to replace it.
Endpoint security solutions have advanced rapidly
Advanced adversarial tactics can be adapted to, using traditional antivirus tools or next-generation endpoint protection solutions. The available technologies have a variety of capabilities, including Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP), Endpoint Detection and Responses (EDR), and endpoint Data Loss Preventions (DLP).
Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP)
EPP can be used to provide the first layer of defense by blocking malicious software and deploying personal firewall rules. Data protection via removable device policies, encryption, and other methods is also possible.
Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR)
EDR functionality provides more advanced capabilities for investigating endpoint activity by collecting deep telemetry from hosts. This data can be used to provide valuable forensic information that is useful in diagnosing host-based attacks. EDR tools are also useful in investigating attacker tactics and threat hunting in your environment in order to identify opportunities to improve your security strategy.
For full coverage and visibility at endpoints, many security solutions combine EPP and EDR.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
DLP solutions are essential for protecting sensitive data on endpoints, due to the growth of SaaS/cloud apps and the increased number of remote workers.
DLP makes it possible to set policies to protect data from accidental and intentional leakage to SaaS/cloud apps, removable devices, email, and other channels.
Managed Response (MDR),
MDR offers full endpoint security management and responds to incidents. To fulfill this need, we partner with leading MDR vendors.