Cybercriminals are now most interest in endpoints because more and more corporate users and devices are working from home and not under the protection of traditional security controls. According to a 2020 Ponemon Institute study, 68 percent of organisations said that the number of endpoint-specific attacks rose over the last year. Endpoint protection platform (EPP) solutions are good for stopping known threats and bad behaviour, but they can’t keep up with today’s threats and bad behaviour alone.
It’s important to think about the modern endpoint-centered threat landscape in a different way so that you think that all endpoints are hack and untrustworthy by default. It’s important for every company to use both old-fashioned prevention technologies and new, smart endpoint prevention, detection, and response technologies to stay safe. Multi-level, zero-trust endpoint security is the best way to protect your devices, users, and important corporate data, so you must do this to keep them safe.
Let’s look at five important layers that make up such an approach. These layers can help us figure out how much protection today’s corporate endpoints need. The first three have a lot of abilities that most businesses are likely to have some experience with:
In most EPP solutions today, they use both signature-based detection as well as heuristic-based detection to protect the endpoint against known threats. The first uses algorithms to look for code that could be dangerous, while the second matches files to databases of threats. These are some of the most important things you need to do in order to have an effective endpoint protection strategy.
If you want to find and stop viruses, spyware, phishing, ransomware, and Trojans, you need to look at endpoint threats and hacking techniques in addition to traditional detection methods. You need to look at browsers, email, files, and external devices connected to corporate endpoints to find and stop both known and unknown viruses, spyware, phishing, ransomware, and Trojans. So, this means combining signatures and heuristics with the power of information about past threats to set up rules for detecting endpoint attacks.
Keep an eye out for zero-day malware, fileless or malware-less attacks, ransomware, phishing, and more at the endpoint. Anti-Exploit technology can help you do this. This requires sophisticated anti-exploit technology that can track all the actions of the processes running on corporate endpoints to automatically detect and fix today’s most advanced hacking techniques, tactics, and procedures, and then fix them.
After that, WatchGuard EPDR is an advanced, cloud-based security solution for computers, laptops, and servers. It has two more special layers that aren’t found in any other security software. It combines the widest range of traditional EPP technologies with AI-enabled endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities to fully automate the detection, containment, and response of threats that are not on the network. WatchGuard EDPR also comes with two important services that are run by in-house security experts for advanced endpoint protection:
A Zero-Trust Application Service is base on the power of AI and cloud processing. This service monitors and classifies all endpoint activity, prevents malicious processes, blocks malicious applications, stops lateral movement attacks, and more. WatchGuard’s threat team has been working on this for years. It’s base on big data, AI, deep learning, and all the experience, knowledge, and supervision they’ve gained over that time. As the name implies, this service never trusts and always verifies. It eliminates uncertainty by providing a real-time classification as either malicious or legitimate for every endpoint execution to set the level of response needed to allow for a Zero Trust security model, which is what this service does.
A service that finds threats Faster detection of endpoint threats and better protection against future attacks are make possible by real-time, in-depth analysis from cybersecurity experts who have worked for a long time. WatchGuard’s threat team uses profiling analysis and correlation tools to look into unusual endpoint behaviour, prevent early-stage attacks and endpoint infections, and learn about new hacking and evasion techniques, among other things. The service also makes sure that every endpoint action can be traced back to the attacker and gives a lot of information about them and their activities, which makes it easier to do forensic investigations across applications, users, and machines and makes it easier to make changes to security policies to protect against future threats.
The remote work era has just begun, and as businesses become more spread out, endpoint attacks are going to keep on rising. If you haven’t already, now is the time to think about adopting a Zero Trust approach to endpoint security to make sure your devices and employees are safe, no matter where they are.