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Endpoint Security, Endpoint Protection, is an approach that protects your business network when accessed from remote devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other wireless devices. This includes monitoring status, software, and activity. A . Endpoint protection software is installed on all network servers and all endpoint devices.
With the proliferation of mobile devices like laptops, smartphones, tablets, and laptops, the number of lost or stolen devices has also grown exponentially. These incidents potentially translate as a large loss of confidential corporate data, allowing employees to bring these mobile devices (company-provided or not) to the company.
To solve this problem, companies must protect the business data available on their employees' mobile devices. This keeps your data protected even if your device is compromised by a malicious person. This process of protecting business endpoints is called managed endpoint security.
In addition to this, it also helps prevent the misuse of data that companies have made available to employees' mobile devices. (Example: a disgruntled employee trying to offend a company or a friend of an employee trying to exploit the corporate data available on the device.)
Defining Endpoint Security
Endpoint Security is often confused with many other network security tools, such as antivirus, firewall, and even network security. This page shows some of the differences between Endpoint Security (or) Endpoint Protection and your network against the various evolving security threats.
Why Is It Called "Endpoint" Security?
As you know, every device that can connect to a network represents a considerable risk. These devices are called endpoints because they are located outside the corporate firewall at the edge of the network, where people need to connect to the core network. The end point that the network means.
As mentioned, an end point is any mobile device that can be connected to a network, from laptops to today's laptops. And the strategy you adopt to protect these endpoints is called "Endpoint Security."
Endpoint Security Is Not The Same As Antivirus
Although the purpose of the endpoint security solution is the same (secure device), there are considerable differences between endpoint security and antivirus. Antivirus is to protect your PC. Depending on the type of antivirus implemented, you may have one or more protections, but endpoint security is full coverage. To protect all aspects of the network.
Endpoint security generally includes "application whitelisting, network access control, endpoint detection, and response provisioning," which are generally not available in antivirus packages. Antivirus packages are also a simpler form of endpoint security.
Endpoint Security Is Different For Consumers And Businesses.
Endpoint security solutions can be broadly classified into two types. One is for consumers and the other is for companies. The main difference between the two is centralized management for consumers and the lack of centralized management, but companies need centralized management. This central administration (or server) optimizes the configuration or installation of endpoint security software on individual endpoint devices, and performance logs and other alerts are sent to a central administration server for evaluation and analysis.