Businesses are using the Internet to collect customer data and collaborate on company projects. Cybercriminals are organizing intricate attacks on the networks that businesses use to operate their data collection and project collaboration. The attacks are made to exploit the business by hijacking highly valuable data and files from the network in exchange for money while causing a major disruption in the business’s operations, or to use the data in a fraudulent manner.
But, just as cybercriminals are working hard to infiltrate networks, businesses are investing resources into protecting their networks from cyber attacks. Primarily, businesses are acknowledging that their networks are most vulnerable to attacks through various endpoints within their network, and so, they are investing in software that will protect those endpoints from attack.
So, what is an endpoint and how do cybercriminals use endpoint devices to attack networks?
An endpoint device is a remote computing device that communicates with a network to which it is connected. In short, an endpoint devices is a piece of hardware that connects with a network directly or through a computer. Some examples of endpoint devices include:
The importance of endpoint security continues to escalate as cybercriminal organizations develop more advanced technologies to infiltrate networks. When these organizations infiltrate networks, they are capable of uploading malware to damage expensive machines and, even worse, breach valuable data. And, with the rise of government policies and regulations such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies and organizations are more liable than ever for the proper storage and protection of customer data.
Endpoint detection and response is an emerging field of cybersecurity that aims to protect networks from cyber attacks. The purpose of endpoint detection and response technology is to detect, contain, investigate, and eliminate network threats and attacks. This technology is critical for improving an organization’s data loss prevention capabilities.
By implementing endpoint detection and response technology in their network, companies and organizations can be sure that their machines and data are secure from cyber attacks. And in the case of a successful attack, endpoint detection and response will be able to identify the root of the attack in order to eliminate it from the network and to help prosecute the cybercriminals.
The best endpoint detection and response technology will boast the security needed to protect networks from cyberattacks. This means that the technology should receive constant updates as cybercriminals continue to develop new ways to infiltrate and attack networks.
As technologically advanced as the endpoint detection and response product should be, it should also be intuitive and user-friendly for administrators to operate. Depending on the size of the business or organization, the IT skills of administrators or managers who are responsible for operating the EDR technology will vary. For this reason, the EDR technology should be relatively easy-to-use for when administrators need to investigate a potential threat or eliminate an actual attack.
Based upon the criteria of technology and ease-of-use, CurrentWare AccessPatrol is the best endpoint detection and response product available.
CurrentWare AccessPatrol has been designed and developed to enable administrators with the technology needed to successfully detect, contain, investigate, and eliminate endpoint threats and attacks.
Detect: Create reports to detect which endpoint devices were connected to the network and from where within the network they were connected, as well as any files that were transferred to or from those endpoint devices.
Contain: Configure endpoint device access settings to contain file transfers. For example, storage devices such as USBs or external hard drives can be set to “Read Only” mode which will prevent any file transfers to or from the endpoint device.
Investigate: Create reports to determine file transfer history between endpoint devices in order to determine the origin of the threat or attack.
Eliminate: Eliminate the threat or attack by determining where it is located within the network through endpoint device reports.
AccessPatrol is a one-time-payment-based license. Once purchased, the license key will remain usable for life.
The cost of AccessPatrol is dependent on the number of licenses you need. AccessPatrol provides licenses for as few computers as 5, and can provide licenses for networks with hundreds or thousands of computers at a discounted cost. See how much AccessPatrol will cost for you by clicking here.