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The Role of Endpoint Security

Posted on May 06, 2021
eSentire, the global leader in Managed Detection and Response (MDR), is keeping organizations safe from constantly evolving cyberattacks that technology alone can’t prevent. With 750+ customers, $6 trillion USD in assets under protection and one million+ investigations monthly, they continue to earn their global reputation. Apogee ITS is a proud partner with eSentire and work together to ensure you and your company do not become a victim of a cyberattack. 
In order to assure hackers are detected and your information is secure, eSentire provides endpoint prevention, detection and response. 

The Role of Endpoint Security 

The more devices that are connected to a company network results in more possible entry points for an attacker to gain access to data. With the average employee using at least 3 devices for work, all it takes is one crack for a criminal to launch an attack. 

What exactly is endpoint protection? In a basic sense, it is any protective measure that prevents endpoint devices from being compromised. Most people are quick to think of antivirus when they think of endpoint security, but there’s a lot more to it.

What are the biggest threats to endpoints?

  • Phishing:  Attacks designed to trick users into clicking malicious links and email attachments
  • Spear phishing: Targeted phishing attacks that appear to be from sources you know and trust
  • Unpatched vulnerabilities: Flaws, bugs, or weaknesses discovered in software that can lead to security concerns and exploits
  • Malvertising: Attack campaigns that deliver payloads of malware by disguising themselves as ads
  • Drive-by-downloads: Attacks that install malware on an endpoint as soon as the user visits an infected website.


Benefits of endpoint protection:

  • Stop attacks where they start:  By cutting off an infection before it has a chance to spread you drastically reduce the costs and complexity associated with remediation.
  • Strengthen your “weakest link”:  Shoring up your endpoints will raise your organization’s barrier to entry and solidify your IT security posture across the board.
  • Provide your users with a safety net:  Everyone makes mistakes, and when that happens to one of your users, having their device protected can prevent the wrong click from becoming a catastrophe.
  • Keep machines up and running:  Having even just one machine out of commission can be costly to a business. Strong endpoint protection helps you avoid downtime and keep important systems and files accessible.


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