How Does Endpoint Protection Work?
Endpoint security refers to the practice of securing the individual devices, or endpoints, that connect to a network. Businesses likely have dozens of endpoint devices such as computers, laptops, and mobile and remote devices that are connected and accessible.
Endpoint security solutions work by examining files as they enter and leave the device. An endpoint security system is a software program that is centrally managed by an administrator and tracks threats in real-time. Endpoint security, unlike network security, addresses individual devices as being responsible for their own security.
Next-gen endpoint protection uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict and proactively prevent threats to individual endpoints. Several industry-leading platforms have robust next-gen endpoint protection platforms that use cloud-based technology to protect businesses.
Endpoint detection and response (EDR) gives IT managers and business owners real-time knowledge of any threats to their devices and ultimately, their network. Endpoint protection is often the building block to developing a larger cybersecurity program that also includes network and email security.