5 Tips for Choosing a Next-Generation Endpoint Security Solution

When it comes to your network and data, you want to make sure you have the best security solutions. Make sure you follow these 5 tips for choosing an Endpoint Security Solution.

1. Prevention Capabilities

The first line of defense is prevention. You want to be able to prevent cyberattacks and block malware at point-of-entry in real-time. That being said you need something that includes global threat intelligence that detects the newest threats, static and dynamic analysis of suspicious threats, and signature-based AV detection. Don’t forget proactive protection that identifies and patches vulnerabilities, and analyzes and stops suspicious low-prevalence executables before they become real problems.

2. Continuous Monitoring and Recording

Unfortunately you can’t prevent 100% and there’s the possibility that advanced malware can still get in. You need continuous monitoring of all files on your endpoints, regardless of disposition. Also you need something that can ability to spot malicious behavior, record history of file activity so you can scope a compromise from start to finish. Also you need something with visibility into where malware came from, where it’s been and what it’s doing.

3. Rapid Time to Detection

The industry average to detect a breach is 100 days. Imagine detecting them within in hours, even minutes. That’s why it’s important to have something continuously watching and correlating data, file activity and communications across all endpoints. Something that uses the most up-to-date indications of compromise and the most behavioral indicators, as well as something that prioritizes threat alerts so you are always resolving the most pervasive threats first.

4. Simple, Automated Response

Response should be comprehensive and fast. You should have something that lets you accelerate investigations and reduce management complexity by easily searching across all endpoints for indications of compromise or malware artifacts. It should be able to easily connect the dots on a malware compromise, from start to finish, across endpoints and networks.

5. Integrated Threat Defense

Juggling a bunch of siloed point products slows you down. Your security tools should each play a role in a larger, integrated threat defense system. You need an integrated system of security technologies that can work together to close security gaps and detect threats faster across your entire security ecosystem. A cloud-based technology that provides protection everywhere, from endpoint to network, email and web. And finally threat information and event data is shared and correlated across all security tools and communicated to the security team in common formats.