Endpoint security is the practice of securing endpoints or entry points of end-user devices such as desktops, laptops, and mobile devices from being exploited by malicious actors and campaigns. Endpoint security systems protect these endpoints on a network or in the cloud from cybersecurity threats. Endpoint security has evolved from traditional antivirus software to providing comprehensive protection from sophisticated malware and evolving zero-day threats. Organizations of all sizes are at risk from nation-states, hacktivists, organized crime, and malicious and accidental insider threats. Endpoint security is often seen as cybersecurity’s frontline, and represents one of the first places organizations look to secure their enterprise networks.
How endpoint protection works
Endpoint security is the practice of safeguarding the data and workflows associated with the individual devices that connect to your network.
Endpoint security components
Machine-learning classification to detect zero-day threats in near real time Proactive web security to ensure safe browsing on the web Integrated firewall to block hostile network attacks
What’s considered an endpoint?
If a device is connected to a network, it is considered an endpoint. With the growing popularity of BYOD (bring your own device) and IoT (Internet of Things), the number of individual devices connected to an
Endpoint protection platforms vs. traditional antivirus
Endpoint security solutions cover your entire network and protect against different types of security attacks, while antivirus software