5 Tips for Choosing a Next-Generation Endpoint Security Solution
You know that the devices your people use on your network are some of the greatest points of cyber security vulnerability so you want the best network security tool possible to prevent and combat cyber-attacks. Here are 5 tips for choosing the best Endpoint Security Solution for your network.
Cyber-attack Prevention Capabilities
The first line of defense is prevention. You want to be able to prevent cyber-attacks 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.
Continuous Monitoring and Recording
Unfortunately you can’t prevent 100% of Ransomware and cyber-attacks 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. Your cyber-security system should be able to to spot malicious behavior, record history of file activity so you can scope a compromise from start to finish. A good cyber-security system should also give visibility into where malware came from, where it’s been and what it’s doing.
Rapid Time to Data breach Detection
The industry average to detect a data breach is 100 days. Imagine detecting them within in hours, even minutes. That’s why it’s important to have a cyber-security tool that is continuously watching and correlating data, file activity and communications across all endpoints. A tool that uses the most up-to-date indications of compromise and the most behavioral indicators and prioritizes threat alerts so you are always resolving the most pervasive cyber security threats first.
Simple, Automated Response
Response should be comprehensive and fast. The cyber-security tool you choose should help you 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.
Integrated Threat Defense
Juggling a bunch of siloed point products slows you down. Your cyber 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.
Frank is a systems engineer, specializing in network consulting for LAN, WAN, cybersecurity and data center/hyperconvergence.
Credentials? Plenty. CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCSP, VCP5-DCV