Written By Josh Harriman And Presented By Chuck Leaver Ziften CEO
Traditional endpoint security software, some of which have been around for over twenty years, rely heavily on the same protection approaches every year. Although there is always innovation and strides to enhance, the underlying problem still exists. Dangers will always find a path into your organization. And for the most part, you will have to wait until your deployed service finally detects the threat before you even can begin to assess the damage and possibly avoid it from happening again (as soon as you get all the relevant information to make that informed decision, naturally). Another downside to these systems is that they frequently produce a substantial performance concern on the actual device they are safeguarding. This in turn causes unhappy end-users and other problems such as management and reliability.
However this blog site is not about deserting your current solution, however rather augmenting and empowering your general security posture. Organizations need to move towards and embrace those services that offer constant monitoring and complete visibility of all activity occurring on their endpoint population. Blocking or avoiding recognized malware from running is undoubtedly essential, however does not have the total defense required in today’s danger landscape. The capability to run deeper forensics from current or in some cases more importantly, previous events, can truly only be done by services that provide constant monitoring. This info is very important in examining the damage and understanding the scope of the infection within your company.
This, naturally, has to be done effectively and with a limited quantity of system overhead.
Just as there are numerous services in the standard endpoint security space, a brand-new league of suppliers is popping up in this important step of the advancement. Most of these companies have workers from the ‘old guard’ and understand that a brand-new vision is needed as the danger landscape continues to change. Simply reporting and alerting on just bad things is totally missing the point. You MUST look at everything, everybody and all habits and actions in order to provide yourself the best opportunity of responding quickly and thoroughly to threats within your company.
By using systems that fall under this “New Path of Endpoint Security” world, Security Ops or Incident Responders within the company will have the much needed visibility they have actually been craving. We hear this constantly from our customers and potential customers and are doing our best to provide the services that assist secure everybody.