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Endpoint security: All you need to know

Breaches start somewhere, and most often it’s a vulnerable endpoint. Finding and fixing vulnerabilities fast is the definition of modern endpoint security – so you can defend your endpoints faster than attackers can exploit them.

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What is Endpoint Security?

Endpoint security is the practice of securing an organization’s endpoints – such as desktops, laptops, and servers – from being exploited by malicious actors and cyberattacks. Ultimately, endpoint security aims to protect a company’s most important asset: their data.

Modern IT infrastructure, however, has grown more complex and attacks are escalating at alarming rates. Endpoint security today must deliver end-to-end vulnerability discovery and remediation.

Why is endpoint security critical?

Every endpoint can be a point of attack, so it’s vital to secure all endpoints as rapidly as possible against any new threat. Slow, outdated, and often fragmented security and management tools that have defined an era of endpoint security are now quickly being exposed for what they truly are – painfully inadequate.

Modern endpoint security requires the ability to both identify and remediate vulnerabilities. It combines the discovery capabilities of endpoint protection solutions with cloud-native IT operations platforms that can fix any vulnerability in an instant, on any endpoint, anywhere.

Questions to ask as you evaluate endpoint security options

1. Speed is your biggest advantage in endpoint security. Will the tool remediate thousands of vulnerabilities in days, or months?

2. Most tools say they can “mitigate” vulnerabilities. But does the tool you’re evaluating actually remediate vulnerabilities directly in the platform?

3. Most patching tools are single-purpose point solutions. Does the tool secure Windows, macOS, Linux endpoints as well as cloud workloads all through a single agent?

4. End-users don’t need unnecessary interruptions. Will the endpoint security solution tool interfere with user productivity to deploy new patches, software, and configurations?

The best endpoint security options and what to look for.

Your peers have spoken, and they’ve identified the essential factors to consider when choosing the best IT operations solution for integrating with your endpoint protection platforms.

  • Ease of use and ease of deployment

  • Speed of solution and speed of setup

  • Return on Investment (ROI)

See why your peers count on Automox to ensure every endpoint is always configured, and always secure.

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  • A full breakdown and analysis of the latest Patch Tuesday updates

  • Which patch updates you should prioritize

  • The latest new features from Automox

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