In the world where Endpoint Protection Platform EPP is the new norm. This is the topic and post we talked about today. World keeps changing at the speed of light, and change is counted on the internet, never sleeping and global change in real-time. As such, you will be surprised at the past antivirus (AV) that made the glory and rise of the security global giant all start from the 1990s, some even start from 1980s, and from standalone, to client/server and to modern online world, or working anywhere workspace generation.
The threat is evolving from file and device type infection to online sharing, to various online applications, from email, web applications, and to modern smartphones and tablets. Where the recent generation and rise of ransomware make the most impact for most of the global enterprise to individuals, who depend on the very old fashion way of cybersecurity protection.
The world is in the direction toward the Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP), that is a big direction that shapes all the smaller one, and it can be either as the threat and opportunity for those who can seize the change revolution.
If you are in the market for long enough, you will notice that the Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) is invented and attempts to differentiate from all the old generations of products. It is common for the technology sector for disruptive technology or emerging technology to make a new approach and attempt to solve the modern and future challenges in a much more modern and relevant way.
Let isolate the topic away from the individual, as the most you are making the single licensing, we aim to continue the topic for enterprise context, we are talking about easily couple thousands or millions of modern computing devices. The world here I choose is not a computer, because, for the modern digital workspace, beside desktop, laptop or workstation, modern smartphones or tablets are very powerful computing devices to get things done. The right context should be a unified endpoint management (UEM) manner and provide protection based on that. Other solutions or previous generations of solutions that can not be dealt with cross device and platform, in the first place, create the gap for the management. You can not completely manage all the endpoints, and forget about pushing and managing them by company security policy, like what can be installed and used.
Modern enterprise cybersecurity continues the cloud-first journey, we expect to see more enterprises to follow. All the products to be named modern, can not run away from making use of the machine learning and behavioral models to analyze endpoint data and uncover malicious activity to stop all types of attacks before they reach critical systems. To some extent, built in to include risk-based vulnerability management and assessment, attack surface reduction is a must. This is why you notice that traditional antivirus vendors will start to make their product with features from the enterprise vulnerability management, where the same move for the enterprise vulnerability management vendor attempts to acquire more niche solutions to differentiate and as a moving target and create new products that may not be traditional to consider in their portfolio.
Without doubt, endpoint protection for modern enterprise will be cloud-native, provide an investigation workflow to respond to emerging threats, or attempt to detect and prevent attackers by blocking some user machines capable of running some legitimate tools. Modern endpoint protection is about a single agent and console that unified prevention and automated detection to defend against modern advanced cyber attacks. It must be capable to block malware, ransomware, non-malware, living off the land and other emerging technologies, never-before-seen attacks automatically, both online and offline. It also needs to provide visualization for every stage of the cyber kill chain attack with easy-to-follow attack chain details to uncover root causes. Put in another world, it is considered next generation, because it puts bigger context from the legacy and old generation of product, and it allows enterprise endpoint detection and response, as well as threat hunting and incident response (IR) to deliver continuous visibility for security operation centres (SOC) and IR teams context. It is designed for counter cyber offensive attack and to isolate infected systems and remove malicious files to prevent lateral movement, as well as leverage cloud-delivered threat intelligence and custom watchlists to automate repetitive hunts.
Real-time device assessment and remediation to let you have a complete audit of current system state to track and harden the security posture of all your protected devices, will be one of the features built in. Modern hackers never sleep, so the system to protect should provide round-the-clock alert monitoring and triage, which provide validation, context into root cause, and automated monthly executive reporting.
Question is, how many of the enterprises include government brothers for what they are using and whether they are on par with the modern changes and tomorrow’s worlds? When you react to it passively, it will be too late, after the post damage has been done on your assets and enterprise reputation. Feel free to contact E-SPIN to discuss about your Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP), Next-Generation AntiVirus (NGAC), Threat hunting and incident response (IR) , for Security Operation Center (SOC), and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) requirement. In the world where Endpoint Protection Platform EPP is the new norm. It is the time for you to consider your existing and past investment and spending, how much do they bring your enterprise cybersecurity defense future proof?
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