The 5 Layers of Effective Endpoint Security – CSO Online Leave a comment

In this BrandPost series, WatchGuard Technologies will provide actionable insights on the latest cybersecurity threats and trends with the goal of helping to improve your company’s security posture.
Endpoints have become the preferred target for cybercriminals today, as more corporate users and devices operate at home and beyond the protection of traditional security controls. In fact, according to a 2020 Ponemon Institute study, 68% of organizations reported that the volume of endpoint-specific attacks increased over the previous year. While useful for preventing known threats and malicious activity, legacy endpoint protection platform (EPP) solutions alone are simply no longer fit for the challenge.
The modern endpoint-centric threat landscape requires a shift in perspective toward assuming that all endpoints are compromised and untrustworthy by default. Every organization must pair traditional prevention technologies of the past with cutting-edge, intelligent endpoint prevention, detection and response technologies. In short, you must take a multi-level, Zero Trust approach to endpoint security in order to protect your devices, users and sensitive corporate data.
Let’s dive into five key layers involved in such an approach that together can establish the level of protection today’s corporate endpoints need. The first three include several capabilities with which most organizations are likely somewhat familiar: 
The next two layers are unique to WatchGuard EPDR, an advanced, cloud-based endpoint security solution for computers, laptops and servers. It combines the broadest range of traditional EPP technologies with AI-enabled endpoint detection and response (EDR) capabilities to fully automate off-network threat prevention, detection, containment and response. WatchGuard EDPR also includes two  critical services managed by in-house security experts for advanced endpoint protection:
The remote work era has only just begun and as business operations become increasingly distributed, endpoint attacks will continue to multiply. If you aren’t already, now is the time to consider adopting a Zero Trust approach to endpoint security to ensure your devices and employees are protected regardless of their physical location. For more information on how WatchGuard Endpoint Security can help, click here
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