Remote Devices Provide a Weak Link for Hackers to Exploit
The internet of things (IoT) and office policies of "bring your own device" BYOD, have created network vulnerabilities like never before.
According to Symantic's Internet Security Threat Report (2018) there will be roughly 200 billion connected devices by 2020.
With more devices connected to corporate networks, the opportunities for a security breach have never been higher.
Endpoint Security Provides the Best Solution to Securing Remote Devices
What this means for small business owners is that it's time to get serious about endpoint security.
Endpoint security is a method of protecting corporate networks when they are being accessed via remote devices, such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. Basically, an endpoint security provider ensures that remote devices follow a set of compliance standards before they're allowed access to the network.
In the past, this was primarily done with VPN clients and antivirus installed on your operating system. However, as the sophistication of attacks has increased, one security company is using AI and Machine Learning to fight hackers by teaching software to "learn" how they operate.
Cybersecurity Practices Must Evolve With The Times
When it comes to providing the most effective endpoint security for corporations, the old ways of doing things are no longer sufficient.
The wide-spread use of the cloud has improved security overall for businesses who have adopted it - as long as those companies realize that cloud security has its own challenges that require an experienced provider to manage.
According to Steve Armstrong from Cloud Tech News, "Traditional security tools are not built to protect cloud data that is accessed from these personal devices and off-premises networks. What’s more, as companies begin moving data from on-premises solutions to the cloud, they must address new cloud-specific types of threats and vulnerabilities."
It is crucial to use a cloud support partner who understands unique challenges of cloud security, so that a business can fully benefit from all of the advantages and convenience the cloud can offer.
Even small companies are going to need a way to have full visibility into their network to monitor every possible entrypoint and stage of a cybersecurity threat.
SentinelOne Provides Endpoint Security Like No One Else
The leader in deep visibility, autonomous endpoint protection is SentinelOne, a Mountain View, California-based company that launched in 2013.
SentinelOne is so confident in their ability to protect enterprises, that they offer up to $1 million in warranty protection against ransomware attacks. So far, their advanced threat detection methods have worked so well - they haven't had to pay up.
Threats To Your Network Are Everywhere
Cyberattacks have grown more diverse. If you aren't using security software that protects against all forms of attack - you're going to be vulnerable. These broad forms of attack are:
- Executables, such as Trojans and malware.
- Fileless malware that uses existing software or allowed applications to attack.
- Document-based viruses (this would include phishing emails).
- Browser-based attacks embedded in downloads of flash, java, or other plug-ins.
- Malicious scripts hidden in otherwise legitimate websites.
- Credential scrapers that steal critical user information.
SentinelOne uses multiple AI engines to cover all of these bases and detect and contain threats pre-during-and post execution.
How SentinelOne Protects Against All Forms of Attack
Even if an attack is stopped before it causes any harm, SentinelOne's Behavioral AI provides information that increases the level of detection for that type of attack going forward.
This makes SentinelOne different from other antivirus platform on the market because they have built a patented Behavioral AI engine that can understand a full attack's story and learn from its behavior patterns in order to prevent future malware from spreading. They are using machine learning and artificial intelligence to keep enterprises safe - no matter what type of device is connected to the network.
Who Is Using This Advanced Form of Protection?
SentinelOne is already protecting companies like Hitachi, Politico, and TGI Fridays. They are the 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice for Endpoint Protection Platforms and the fastest growing cybersecurity company.
Because we take endpoint security and threat detection ability seriously, SentinelOne will be the endpoint security solution we will be rolling out to all of our clients this year.
A Commitment to Client Security
Here at PTG, we are reminded daily how much client security matters. Attackers are constantly trying to access your:
- Intellectual property
- Apps and Remote Devices
You don't want to have any downtime due to a cyberattack. The average cost of a data breach will exceed $150 million by 2020 (Juniper Research).
Do you need a security partner to help your company get an endpoint security strategy?