Data security in the organization

EDR – Protecting the endpoints

Managed security solutions

The login to the enterprise network starts from the end user, and nowadays, most attacks on the computing core start with the end user, and the threats happen in real time. That is, the ability to respond ON DEMAND is critical in protecting the organization’s core systems, and therefore endpoint protection is important.

Today, we at Sinopia understand that the traditional antivirus systems are unable to respond independently to the threat space, because the basis of protection is for digital signatures that are distributed after the fact. Therefore, we see intrinsic value in providing a two-tiered response; that is, a protection system above the antivirus software, which knows how to detect suspicious behaviors of the user, and to ward them off in real time.

The EDR platforms and how they operate in the organization

Combining security measures

The most comprehensive endpoint protection platforms integrate with other security measures such as vulnerability, repair, and configuration management capabilities, resulting in a more proactive protection that is considered by many to be the current gold standard, higher than the active security solutions of times past.

Endpoint protection platforms provide a response beyond preventing malware attacks, with data protection capabilities such as disk and file encryption, data loss prevention, and even device control, for optimal, comprehensive endpoint protection.

How does endpoint protection work?

As the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs are increasingly adopted by organizations, endpoint protection is adapting to provide protection to mobile endpoints such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets, as well as more traditional endpoints such as servers and desktops, by creating and enforcing rules for endpoints.

Endpoint protection solutions are capable of identifying and encrypting sensitive data, or of blocking the copying or transfer of certain files or sensitive data, based on organizational classification.

Protection solutions typically include network access control functions. Essentially, these are different processes and protocols that are used to prevent unauthorized access to enterprise networks, as well as to sensitive data contained in the network, or at the connected endpoints.

Protection typically evaluates an endpoint before allowing access, such as the operating system, browser, and other applications, while ensuring that they are up-to-date and meet defined organizational security standards before access to an endpoint (such as a mobile device) is granted.

In this way, endpoint protection prevents security vulnerabilities from being inserted by devices that do not meet predefined security rules.

Protection in the enterprise environment is centrally managed through a centralized management server that manages and monitors the endpoints connected to the organizational network.

In the consumer environment, these protection solutions can be used to describe antivirus software and other security solutions, which are managed and tracked at individual endpoints, because a central manager is not usually required.


In Summary

Endpoint protection is often used to describe security solutions that address endpoint security issues, for the purpose of protection and security against various attacks and inadvertent data leakage as a result of human error.

Gartner defines the Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) as “a solution that converts end-device security functionality into a single product that provides antivirus, antispyware, personal firewall, application control, and other methods of preventing penetration of users (e.g., blocking behavior) into a single, cohesive solution.”

Targeted attacks and advanced persistent threats cannot be prevented with antivirus solutions alone, thus making endpoint protection a necessary component of the full spectrum of security solutions capable of securing data for your business.

Endpoint protection solutions provide centrally- managed security solutions that protect endpoints such as servers, workstations, and mobile devices that actually connect to enterprise networks.

EDR and security policy

Endpoint protection is critical when no security policy has been defined.

The BYOD rationale, and the use of external storage devices, have created a security environment for modern organizations that is constantly changing, to the extent that it is almost impossible to define.

With the variety of endpoints that may be connected to an enterprise network at any given moment, greater perception, vision, and control are required.

Endpoints are a common entry point for malware and other attacks, because they provide an easy access point for hacking networks, and for stealing sensitive data.

Without adequate endpoint protection, there is business potential for losing control of sensitive data the moment they are copied to an external device, or the moment access to the network is achieved through an unsecured endpoint.

Endpoint protection is a crucial component of modern organizational security, and a process that complements other security solutions, in order to provide protection to data that can otherwise slip out of company control.


How does the CORTEX XDR protect your endpoints?

The solution we offer is that of the PaloAlto company, and it is called “CORTEX XDR.”

Traditional EDR tools focus only on endpoint data and provide limited visibility to new threats. Cortex XDR is an upgraded detection and response platform that combines investigation of data from a number of different sources –infrastructure, endpoints, cloud, identification services, and more – in order to stop attacks.

The ability to accurately identify threats through automatic behavior analysis that reveals the root of the problem.

Business benefits:

1. Identification of advanced attacks through automatic analysis – exposing threats by machine learning and artificial intelligence

2. Reduction of  alerts by 98% – avoiding a great number of alerts with an innovative event engine that groups everything into one place

3. Allowing you to investigate events at 8 times the speed – the ability to verify threats quickly by obtaining the overall image with an analysis of the root of the problem.

4. Stopping attacks without degrading performance – more efficient end protection, with a smart agent.

5. Maximizing ROI returns – using existing infrastructure in order to collect and control data, in order to reduce costs by 44%.

Your infrastructure with our touch – that, in simplicity, is the story of Sinopia Technologies

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