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The Benefits of Endpoint Security Software

Keep the gates to your IT system well-guarded. Learn what endpoint security is and how it will help your business flourish.

Contact TTR Technology today to start on powerful endpoint security services.

Your Endpoints Are the Doors to your System

Business is becoming more and more digitalized with every passing day. As more tools and employees become digitally connected, the number of endpoints in your IT infrastructure also grows exponentially.

Endpoints — whether computers, mobile devices, or any other gadgets — act as doors to your business network. And just like doors left unlocked, insufficient endpoint protection is an irresistible target for criminals.

We’re not exaggerating, either. IDC data shows that 70% of all successful IT breaches originate from endpoint devices. Additionally, advanced threats and cyber attacks against endpoints are on the rise, as is the cost of their aftermath.

We don’t need to tell you that having the right endpoint security solution is essential to protect critical data. Unfortunately, around a half of business owners estimate they aren’t sufficiently protected against advanced attacks.

Let’s find out what endpoint security is and how it will help your business safeguard sensitive data.

What Is Endpoint Security?

Endpoint security cover all aspects of your cybersecurity strategy and solutions that protect your system’s endpoints. Endpoints are, simply put, any devices that can access your network.

Endpoint devices include computers and mobile devices, but also cash registers, ATMs, servers, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, tablets, and more. Essentially, any device connected to your network is an endpoint, and as such can introduce security vulnerabilities to your infrastructure.

What Are the Most Common Endpoint Security Threats?

There are many different kinds of endpoint vulnerabilities and security gaps that cybercriminals target in the most inventive ways. The four most common known threats targeting endpoints include:

Phishing is an umbrella term that covers all the ways criminals use to try and gain access to your organization's network. One of the most common phishing methods is to send companies emails pretending to represent a legitimate organization. Of course, the links or attachments included in the email always contain malicious elements that attempt to steal user credentials.

Malicious software, or malware, covers all manner of software threats, including viruses and ransomware. These programs inject harmful code into your system that aims to delete or steal valuable data. Endpoints represent the only way these threats can slither into your network.

Smart offices and factories increasingly use IoT devices to improve productivity. Unfortunately, these devices are designed with security in mind, and they are easy targets for criminals.

Unfortunately, external threats aren't the only risk your company faces. Employees can intentionally introduce security risks, or they could do so through simple human error. With remote offices becoming increasingly common, it's important to be protected against both internal and external threats.

What Does Endpoint Security Do?

Antivirus software used to be the end-all-and-be-all of endpoint security. But IT has gotten infinitely more complex since then, and an antivirus program alone can’t give you proper protection anymore. Today, good endpoint protection platforms (EPPs) will include:

  • Anti-malware software
  • Integrated firewall
  • Proactive endpoint detection and monitoring
  • Behavioral analysis solutions
  • Machine-learning tools to detect zero-day attacks and threats
  • Data loss prevention solutions
  • Threat intelligence systems to stay ahead of criminals

What Are the Top Benefits of Endpoint Security Solutions?

Robust endpoint security solutions offer your business significant advantages. The benefits of endpoint security include:

The most obvious benefit is keeping your system safe. A strong endpoint protection solution offers you application control and monitoring across your entire endpoint environment to keep your network and employees secure and productive.

You can't properly protect endpoints with a sprawling, overtly complex management system. Good EPPs simplify cybersecurity management by rolling protection across multiple endpoints into one easy-to-use software solutions.

Downtime will, in the least severe case, "only" bring your business operations to a halt and make a big dent in your reputation when you have to tell your customers their data may have been compromised. On the other end of the scale, it could shut down your business for good. Endpoint protection avoid these scenarios by preventing them from happening in the first place.

An endpoint breach can cost you a lot of money to rectify, and you'll also lose business while you're scrambling to recover. A strong endpoint security strategy of course isn't cost-free to implement, but when compared to the cost of a breach, you'll definitely save a lot money.

One of the most significant benefits of endpoint security is the comfort and confidence it brings. A comprehensive endpoint security solution will active monitor your system and respond to threats immediately. As a result, you and your employees can work with peace of mind and concentrate on improving productivity and achieving your business goals.

How to Implement Endpoint Security?

For many organizations, especially small and medium-sized businesses with limited budgets, investing in endpoint security is a critical business decision. You must ensure that whatever strategy and system you use provides all-encompassing endpoint protection across all user devices — otherwise it’ll be a waste of time and money.

One available option is to hire an in-house security team to design and install your endpoint protection system. Unfortunately, this solution is cost-effective only for large organizations that can cover the associated payroll and equipment costs. The budgets of many SMBs simply can’t stretch that far.

Another option is to try and implement endpoint security yourself. It might be cheaper, but without the expertise of dedicated security teams, you likely won’t be able to make the right choices. Endpoint security is an incredibly complex field that’s best left for professionals.

The most cost-effective and flexible option is to outsource your endpoint security to a reliable managed IT services provider. This solution lets you reap all the benefits of endpoint security at a fraction of the associated cost.

A good IT security provider gives you 24/7 access to both IT professionals and active network monitoring. Your partner company will help you install the solutions you need and scale them to your system’s requirements. You’ll also benefit from expert consulting to choose the right solutions for your company.

TTR Technology Keeps Your Endpoints Secure

TTR Technology is one of the most trusted providers of enterprise endpoint security services. Our ISO 9001 and HIPAA Certified services fortify your endpoints with the latest advanced technologies.

We use a complete security operations center (SOC) to provide 24/7 proactive threat detection and response. Our SOC analyzes all quarantined applications and files to reduce false positives and keep the monitoring system up to date. We also use an advanced SIEM system, powered by machine learning, to scour detection logs for signs of advanced attacks.

Our monthly flat-rate security service plans include real-time threat protection, remediation, incident response, and malware detection across all endpoints connecting to your system. Upon threat detection, our EPP will immediately roll back to a safe backup version of the affected application, minimizing the impact on your business.

We understand that proper scaling is the key to successful endpoint protection. Our solutions are fully customizable to your needs, and they will grow together with your business to ensure ultimate network security.

Our IT experts will work as a natural extension of your own team to provide you with round-the-clock security and advice. Forget about endpoint risks and focus on making your business the best it can be.

Choose TTR Technology — choose peace of mind. Contact us today for enterprise-level cybersecurity solutions for your business.

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