Endpoint security – Antivirus, Firewall: Everything You Need To Know!
Endpoint security refers to the approach of protecting an endpoint business network when accessed by remote devices like smartphones, laptops, tablets or other wireless devices. It includes monitoring status, software, and activities. The endpoint protection software is installed on all network servers and on all endpoint devices. With the proliferation of mobile devices like laptops, smartphones, tablets, notebooks etc., there has been a sharp increase in the number of devices being lost or stolen as well.
These incidents potentially translate as huge loss of sensitive data or enterprises which allow their employees to bring in these mobile devices (enterprise-provided or otherwise) into their enterprise.
To solve that problem, enterprises have to secure the enterprise data available on these mobile devices of their employees in such a way that even if the device falls into the wrong hands, the data should stay protected.
This process of securing enterprise endpoints is known as endpoint security. Apart from this it also helps enterprises successfully prevent any misuse of their data which they’ve made available on the employee’s mobile devices. (Example: a disgruntled employee trying to cause nuisance to the enterprise or someone who may be a friend of the employee trying to misuse the enterprise data available on the device)