Protecting endpoints has long been a critical component of all security strategies, as they are among the prime targets for attackers. Adversaries often try to exploit crisis and change, and the pandemic has been no exception. With new, often unsecured access points to networks and data along with accelerated setup of new infrastructure, threat actors have been taking advantage of this expanded attack surface and increased both the volume and the reach of their activities.
Increasing threat velocity, along with the need for rapid change as more applications, infrastructure and data move into the cloud, shifted the focus for many security and IT teams. They realize they must be nimble, be efficient and keep security top-of-mind. This transition has placed an even greater emphasis on protection of the endpoint — the new perimeter for many.
This guide was created to help security professionals by defining the critical elements of endpoint protection required to effectively protect an organization against modern threats.