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Endpoint protection, or endpoint security, is a general term that describes cyber security services for network endpoints, like laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets, servers, and virtual environments. These services may include antivirus and anti-malware, web filtering and more.
Endpoint protection helps businesses keep critical systems, intellectual property, customer data, employees, and guests safe from ransomware, phishing, malware, and other cyber attacks.
Criminals are constantly developing new ways to attack networks, take advantage of employee trust, and steal data. Smaller businesses may think they’re not a target, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, small businesses with 100 employees or fewer now face the same risk of attack as a 20,000-employee enterprise.
No matter their size, businesses need reliable endpoint security that can stop modern attacks. And since most companies are subject to some form of compliance and privacy regulations, protection for endpoints is 100% necessary to help businesses avoid hefty fines and damage to their reputation due to a security breach.
Before we talk about protection, you need to understand the DNS. The domain name system (DNS) works like a phone book for the internet. When a user enters text into a browser, DNS servers take that input and translate it into the unique internet protocol (IP) addresses that let the browser open the desired site. But DNS protocols were never designed with security in mind, and are highly vulnerable to cyber attacks, such as cache poisoning, DDoS, DNS hijacking, botnets, C&C, man-in-the-middle, and more.
By redirecting users’ web traffic through a cloud-based, DNS security solution, businesses and MSPs can finally tune and enforce web access policies, ensure regulatory compliance, and stop nearly 90% of threats at the network’s edge - before they ever hit the network or endpoints.
Uncontrolled internet access is a high-risk activity for any business, regardless of size. Faced with today’s sophisticated attacks, endpoint security alone is no longer enough to stay safe from modern cybercrime. In fact, a recent report from EfficientIP found that 77% of businesses around the world suffered at least one DNS attack in 2018. What’s even more worrying; on average, businesses got hit with as many as seven attacks throughout the year.
Webroot BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Services protect your customers from malicious URLs, IPs, files, and mobile apps by integrating accurate and near real-time threat intelligence into your network and endpoint protection. The platform scans billions of IP addresses and billions of URLs across millions of domains, in addition to millions of mobile apps, and leverages machine learning to classify and categorize each according to the threat it represents to your business. Because today’s cyber threat landscape shifts so rapidly, and much of the malware we see today will be gone tomorrow, cloud-based solutions making instantaneous updates must replace static and list-based antivirus solutions.