What is endpoint protection?
Endpoint protection, or endpoint security, is a general term that describes cybersecurity services for network endpoints, like laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets, servers, and virtual environments. These services may include antivirus and antimalware, web filtering, and more.
Endpoint protection helps businesses keep critical systems, intellectual property, customer data, employees, and guests safe from ransomware, phishing, malware, and other cyberattacks.
Why businesses need endpoint protection
Criminals are constantly developing new ways to attack networks, take advantage of employee trust, and steal data. Smaller businesses may think they’re not a target, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, small businesses with 100 employees or fewer now face the same risk of attack as a 20,000-employee enterprise.*
No matter their size, businesses need reliable endpoint security that can stop modern attacks. And since most companies are subject to some form of compliance and privacy regulations, protection for endpoints is 100% necessary to help businesses avoid hefty fines and damage to their
Stay Safe from Known and Emerging Malware
- Extensive signature-based scanning: Use traditional signature-based threat detection to block known threats.
- Heuristic checks: Protect against previously unknown threats using heuristic checks, which detect new, unrecognized viruses in a sandbox environment away from a business’ core systems.
- Active protection and behavioral scanning: Shut down even the most sophisticated malware via continuous real-time monitoring that detects programs performing actions commonly associated with malware exploits.
Minimize Resource Drains
- Outstanding performance: Keep scans lightweight to reduce system resource drain.
- Pinpoint accuracy: Reduce the number of false positives with highly accurate scans.
- Scheduling: Schedule deep scans for convenient times, so you don’t disrupt employees during important productive hours.
- Near real-time file analysis: The system can analyze files continuously, replacing time-intensive recurring scans.
- Signatureless approach: Fight back against the latest threats without having to wait for daily definition updates.
- Offline protection: Artificial intelligence data is stored on the endpoint to keep it protected while offline—and to help you avoid waiting for signature updates, or waiting for the endpoint to connect to the cloud to check against reputation scores.
- Machine learning: The system uses machine learning to determine how to best respond to threats and adjusts those responses over time.
- Autonomous action: Leverage policy-based endpoint protection to neutralize threats at the endpoint automatically.
- Behavioral artificial intelligence engines: Harness eight AI engines that analyze multiple data points to identify threats and determine if a response is necessary.
- Near real-time alerts: Discover threat activity quickly with alerts whenever a threat is detected or neutralized.
- Easy-to-use dashboard: View threat information at a glance via a single view that includes quick links to key remediation actions.
- Executive insight and key findings: See aggregated data on threats—current number of active threats, number of threats found in a specified time period—and review threats and fixes over time.
- Forensics: See an overview and the storyline of an attack, so you can quickly understand the threat.
- Threat summaries: Review information on specific threats, such as dates they were identified, dates they were reported, and their file names. Summaries also include links to the Google threat database and VirusTotal websites for more information.
- Raw data report: Dig into the details on threat information, including timing, activities taken by the file, and its SHA1 hash.
Respond Effectively through Automation
- Custom policies: Use policy-driven protection tailored to your customer, which allows/blocks USB, allows/blocks endpoint traffic, and specifies the best automated response.
- Multiple recovery options: Choose your preferred recovery option after attacks—from partial recoveries to fully-automated responses.
- Enhanced quarantine: Select the “Disconnect from Network” option to prevent machines from further infecting the network.
- Automatic rollback: Attacks are automatically contained and neutralized, and compromised files are automatically replaced by the last known healthy version (Windows OS only).