Endpoint security management is a policy-based approach to network security that requires endpoint devices to meet certain criteria before allowing access to network resources. Endpoints can include PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and specialized devices such as barcode scanners and POS terminals.
Available as software or a dedicated device, the managed endpoint security system discovers, manages, and controls computing devices that request access to your corporate network. The required elements include an approved operating system, a VPN client and antivirus software with the latest updates. Nonconforming devices have restricted access or are isolated by virtual LAN (VLAN). Non-compliant endpoints can be controlled to varying degrees by the system. For example, the system may remove local administrator privileges or limit Internet browsing capabilities.
The endpoint security system operates in a client / server model where a centralized server or gateway hosts the security program and an attached client program is installed on each network device. In the software as a service (SaaS) delivery model, the host server and its security program are maintained remotely by the provider. With both delivery models, when a client tries to log in to the network, the server program validates the user's credentials, scans the device to comply with defined corporate security policies before allowing access to the network. Make sure you are.
How Does The Endpoint Security Solution Work?
Endpoint Security Solutions works on a client-server model. Within the network is endpoint security software located on an accessible and centrally managed server or gateway. Client software is placed on each endpoint or endpoint device. The security software authenticates the login from the endpoint and at the same time updates the client software as necessary.
Endpoint Security software also functions as a software as a service (SaaS) model. Here, both the security program and the host server are remotely managed by the vendor.
Why Endpoint Protection Is So Important Today?
Endpoints are always potential entry points for threats. Cyber criminals can use endpoint devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets to attack networks with malware that helps steal data from network systems. Today, companies are adopting techniques such as bringing their own device (BYOD) and personal devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) are connected to the corporate network, and the risks are even greater. Mobile threats are on the rise recently. You can even use your home computer to connect to your organization's network. In such scenarios, endpoint security is important because it complements the centralized security solution with additional security endpoint protection and prevents threats that protect your network. Endpoint devices must meet security standards before they can access the network. This will significantly reduce the threat. Endpoint security software also helps monitor endpoints and endpoint devices for dangerous malicious activity. Comodo Endpoint Security Manager provides centralized management of Comodo's 7-tier security suite to proactively protect endpoints and their applications from advanced threats and malware.