With information and processes moving towards automation and digitization, modern society has become technologically advanced. Unfortunately, as the modern world progresses in these aspects, cyber-attacks have also become more sophisticated and intricate. You may be familiar with the terms of malware, virus, hacker, phishing, data breaches, and spyware. These terms are part of everyday modern language and are often mentioned in the news. That is why businesses, no matter what industry the company is in, struggle to find ways to keep up with cyber threats and attacks.
With innovation in endpoint security software, you can now prevent, locate, and eliminate potential threats and attacks on your devices. Specifically, devices that are used to connect to your business network, such as laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices. Every business needs endpoint detection and response software.
How It Works
An endpoint detection and response software works by continually monitoring your network events as well as the devices that are connecting to the network. Network events such as a user accessing information on the network and checking to see if they have the proper credentials are few ways endpoint detection and response software monitors your business network. Devices that are used to access the network are called endpoints and are also monitored using the software.
One of the reasons why your business needs endpoint detection and response software is to deter, prevent, and eliminate disgruntled employees from destroying your business. The last thing you want to happen is a disgruntled employee accessing business-sensitive information with bad intentions using the company-issued device in retaliation.
We might not think about these things happening, but unfortunately, it does. Endpoint detection and response software will not only detect situations such as these, but it will also launch a response to prevent or eliminate the effects of the intrusion.
We’ve heard about data breaches happening in the news, especially to large and global well-known companies. Cybercrimes such as data breaches are growing at an alarming rate, affecting both large and small businesses. In particular, small business owners generally do not hold cyber threats with the same severity as larger corporations or do not know how to approach security at all.
For instance, let’s say you are an online candle-making business. Your customers purchase your products through your website, and you ship them their order. To make things more efficient and convenient, you also manage your daily business operations using a mobile tablet. One day, a hacker decides to hack your mobile tablet to gain access to your customer’s information, which includes their banking information. This situation resulted in a data breach; information was accessed without authorization. This is another reason why utilizing endpoint detection, and response software should be considered to protect your business from data breaches.
One evening, you were doing overtime but did not complete your work at the office. You decide on taking your work laptop home to continue there. On your way home, you stop to get some gas when suddenly an unsavory individual robs you and takes your laptop. Business sensitive information was stored on that laptop, and now you are worried about the other information also included with it.
Never mind the laptop; the information stored in it was invaluable. This is another reason why you should use endpoint detection and response software to prevent and eliminate any potential access to the data.
A Final Note
These are only three reasons why your business needs endpoint detection and response software. Protect and prevent unauthorized access to your business network (including the data in it), and eliminate threats from malicious attacks by taking advantage of the innovation in endpoint security software today. Doing so will effectively strengthen your business network and its endpoints.