It raining security threats in the digital world. Security threats which are so severe in nature that they not only bringing the digital world to a standstill but are making us revert back to using papers for carrying out our day-to-day operations as our computers recover from these malicious security attacks. Therefore the need of the hour is to equip our networks using the right combination of security tools which can resist such attacks.
And endpoint security tools which protect a network's endpoints should always be a part of the security tools enterprises employ to safeguard themselves. Because with the advances in technology, the number of endpoints has increased manifold — making IT Systems Management much more complex than it used to be — and each endpoint (or entry point or access point) serves as a gateway using which hackers can break into the network easily — unless they are well-protected.
Endpoint security has been a hot topic of discussion for some time now. Naturally, as with all highly discussed topics, there are a lot of misconceptions doing rounds regarding endpoint security as well. This blog tries to bust some of these misconceptions.
To put it very simply, any enterprise which has more than a couple of computers to manage. In other words, an enterprise with a network to manage. Because the more complex your network infrastructure is, the more will be the need for securing its various access points.
Time to bust some misconceptions associated with endpoint security.
Antivirus Packages Are Enough To Secure Networks: While antivirus packages are sufficient to protect your PC, they don't contain the necessary tools to protect an entire network. For example, they don't contain firewalls, which is necessary for regulating the traffic flowing into your network.
Therefore what you need to protect your networks is the whole security package. And endpoint security tools are an essential part of this security package which simply cannot be ignored.
Endpoint security is crucial for enterprises. So much so that even MSPs who depend upon various RMM tools are offering endpoint protection as a part of their services. Therefore enterprises — even SMBs — should understand this and employ endpoint security tools to protect their networks from various evolving security threats.