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There is no “easy button” when it comes to protecting your data. While an endpoint-focused security solution is critical to protect the individual devices in your environment, such as computers, mobile phones, and tablets – it’s a very limited tactic.
Combatting today’s threat actors requires a distributed defense in depth approach, not just a distributed endpoint security solution. As you assess your security tools – make sure you know what you are getting into before a threat actor gets into you.
4 key areas where endpoint security falls short:
1. Limited scope: Endpoint security only protects the device it is installed on, leaving other parts of the network vulnerable to attack. Hackers can still penetrate the network through other entry points and launch attacks that bypass endpoint security measures.
2. Reactive approach: Endpoint security is often reactive, meaning that it is only effective once a threat has been identified. This means that it may take some time before a new threat is detected, leaving the device and network vulnerable until a patch or update is released.
3. Incomplete protection: Endpoint security can only protect against known threats and vulnerabilities, and it may not be effective against new or unknown threats. As attackers continue to develop new and more sophisticated techniques, endpoint security may not be able to keep up.
4. Lack of visibility: Endpoint security tools can only detect and protect against threats on the devices they are installed on. They may not provide a complete view of the entire network, making it difficult to detect and respond to attacks that originate from other parts of the network. To solve this many MDR/XDR players have started collecting network telemetry from the firewall to correlate with the endpoint telemetry… this is still not effective as the firewall is in the castle and not a true defense-in-depth approach.
To provide comprehensive security, it’s important to adopt a multi-layered distributed security approach that includes endpoint security as well as other security measures such as network, email, DNS, access controls, and user education.
But a solid cybersecurity stance doesn’t have to be hard—or expensive.
DataEndure can provide a complimentary economic roadmap, no strings attached. We’ll provide a budget strategy for upleveling and evolving your security posture, and we’ll take into account the tools you’ve already invested in.
Of course, if you’d prefer to hit the easy button, tap us in! We’ll get you to security maturity for 50-70% less than doing it yourself. Plus, we’ll get you there in 30-90 days.