To say the year 2020 has seen the world become a more chaotic place must rate as one of history’s greatest understatements. If radioactive fire-breathing lizards suddenly began plummeting from the sky, it’s a safe bet most people would just nod their head and sigh, “Of course, no surprises there.”
Against this backdrop of mayhem, the challenges of deploying effective endpoint security may seem almost quaint. But make no mistake, the increasing toxicity of today’s security landscape is forcing organizations to confront an unprecedented variety and velocity of threats. As the saying goes, this is not your granddaddy’s cyberthreat environment.
With businesses targeted by an onslaught of cybersecurity exploits more diverse and sophisticated than ever before, finding the most effective protection against these threats is clearly paramount when evaluating endpoint security solutions. That said, efficiency and ease of management should also be considered. The less time you spend on security tasks, the more time you have for revenue-generating activities that drive your company’s success.
As we continue to celebrate National Security Awareness Month this October, it seems an excellent time to revisit the importance of deploying endpoint security solutions that deliver more protection with less aggravation.
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2020 is about taking proactive steps to enable lasting, positive cybersecurity behavior change at home and at work. Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in October 2004 as a broad effort to help all Americans stay safer and more secure online.
Multi-Vector Attacks on the Rise
The current threat environment is especially challenging because cybercriminals have learned to simultaneously exploit a broad range of security vulnerabilities. For example, zero-day threats, Trojans and ransomware are frequently delivered using a combination of techniques across multiple attack vectors. As a result, the cybersecurity issues presented to modern MSPs and SMBs are daunting:
• 61% of SMBs have experienced a cyberattack in the last 12 months.
• The connection of laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other wireless devices to corporate networks creates attack paths for security threats.
• With the growing popularity of BYOD and IoT, the number of individual devices connected to an organization’s network can quickly reach into the tens (and hundreds) of thousands.
• Security must maintain greater control over access points to prevent the vulnerabilities that can arise through the use of remote devices.
Advanced Security Made Simple
Given these myriad vulnerabilities, it’s not surprising that MSPs and SMBs seek increasingly powerful and complex security products. But you should be careful what you wish for…a common complaint from cybersecurity professionals is that endpoint protection solutions have become much more cumbersome to use. This greatly hinders efficiency and increases the difficulty of securing the network.
The ideal solution? A clean, easy-to-understand, multi-layered endpoint security solution that offers comprehensive protection from advanced malware. This type of across-the-board defense lets you secure all points of vulnerability (networks, endpoints and users), typically leveraging a modern cloud-based architecture that uses collective threat intelligence to proactively protect against the latest, most advanced threats (both known and unknown) at multiple entry points.
An endpoint security solution that emphasizes management simplicity not only saves you time and effort, it also greatly reduces your risk of misconfiguring the solution’s settings—which could create a vulnerability that cyber attackers can exploit to deliver malicious payloads and steal valuable business data.
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