(What is endpoint security? Atomicorp whitepaper provides seven easy steps to give endpoint security and secure access service edge, aka SASE, a boost. Read the whitepaper.)
What is an endpoint and how many do you have? If you don’t know, chances are you struggle with endpoint security.
Many vendors will tell you endpoint security is merely security applied on all organizational servers; other pundits will tell you it’s something that protects all computing devices, all the way out to the network’s distributed mobile and IoT devices connected through the internet and cloud. Some will say anything with an operating system represents a network endpoint and must be secured. Others will tell you endpoint security is synonymous with edge security.
Point is, in endpoint security, the endpoint is anywhere security is vulnerable to a breach. Understanding what endpoint really means is more critical today than ever before, given that lateral attacks, once inside your network, can then spread. You need to have your perimeter established to know what’s connected to what, and which angles are vulnerable to breach and use as part of a lateral attack.
The success of the Sunburst attack is why preventing lateral attacks should be part of the endpoint security strategy. It’s not just about protecting the attack surface and all your far-flung devices, but also the inroads into your valuable enterprise data.
Sadly, hackers don’t care what we call the endpoint, though they’ll be sure to exploit it if it’s unsecure. Cash register, deli weighing station, HVAC system, digital thermostat, network monitoring software, cell phone, you name it. They’re coming at these endpoints with increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks. Endpoints also are the people and equipment at your branch offices, and in their home offices, who need security support from corporate.
Today’s endpoint security struggles by not keeping pace, by manually patching or conducting hub-and-spoke security processing in the data center.
Endpoint Security From DevSecOps, SOAR, SASE and Cloud Workload Protection
Principles such as security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR), secure access service edge (SASE) and DevSecOps are rising to challenge traditional security approaches and enable organizations to round out endpoint security as part of a comprehensive yet agile and manageable strategy. Concepts such as SASE and cloud workload bring us the reality of hosted infrastructure as we try to secure our end-user computing devices. These users are now leveraging the internet and cloud to stay connected, and this computing and the resulting shared data need to be protected in and to and from the cloud.
With Atomic Protector from Atomicorp:
- Large organizations utilizing multi-cloud, hybrid strategies can harness cloud workload protection to secure cross-platform processing and better comply with privacy and data sovereignty laws.
- Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) with small overworked IT teams can turn the system on and get intrusion detection and response and cloud workload protection all in one.
- Managed security service providers (MSSPs) can leverage the advanced security capabilities and SOAR principles to protect customer environments composed of multi-cloud, hybrid and container endpoints.
Read the endpoint security, SASE, and cloud workload protection whitepaper to:
- Know your endpoints and other assets.
- Inspect payload and state with file integrity monitoring.
- Protect your endpoints and cloud workloads.
- Secure access control with protected servers.
- Prevent DoS attacks, and more.
Read the cloud workload protection and SASE whitepaper.
Learn more about Atomic Protector.