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What Is Endpoint Security?

Next-generation endpoint security combines preventative protection with a new breed of continuous detection and response capabilities. Using cloud-based analytics, it eliminates bloated agents from consuming valuable CPU resources, so employees can get their work done and businesses remain protected.

A next-generation endpoint security solution includes continuous monitoring, rapid time to detection, and architectural integrations. With threats increasing in sophistication and frequency, it is more important than ever to deploy an effective endpoint solution.

Types of endpoint security

Endpoint protection platform (EPP)

An EPP solution is known as a preventative tool that performs point-in-time protection by inspecting and scanning files once they enter into a network.

The most common endpoint protection is a traditional antivirus (AV) solution. This encompasses antimalware capabilities, which are mainly designed to protect against signature-based attacks. When a file enters your network, the antivirus will scan the file to see if the signature matches any malicious threats in a threat intelligence database.


Endpoint detection and remediation (EDR)

An EDR solution goes beyond simple point-in-time detection mechanisms. Instead, it continuously monitors all files and applications that enter a device. This means EDR solutions can provide more granular visibility and analysis for threat investigation.

EDR solutions can also detect threats beyond just signature-based attacks. Fileless malware, ransomware, polymorphic attacks, and more can be detected using EDR solutions.

What type of endpoint solution do I need?

Attackers stay up to date on security trends in order to create stealthier attacks, rendering legacy antivirus obsolete. Next-generation endpoint security combines EPP and EDR, which helps businesses gain the preventive protection of an EPP solution as well as the detection and investigative features of an EDR.

How does a next-generation endpoint solution work?

Next-generation endpoint security takes a cloud-based approach to instantly access the latest threat intelligence without requiring any manual updates from security admins. This allows for faster and more automated responses. It continuously monitors all files and applications that enter into your network, and has the ability to scale and integrate to your existing environment.