As organizations become more distributed and telework becomes more common, the endpoint has become a vital component of enterprise cybersecurity. If a teleworker’s computer is compromised by an attacker, they can take advantage of that access to steal sensitive information from that device or use its connection to the enterprise network to gain access to corporate systems and data.
Endpoints not protected by endpoint detection and response (EDR) are not truly secured against modern threats. The threat hunting, incident response, and reporting capabilities of EDR are essential to protecting against modern cybersecurity threats and overcoming cybersecurity challenges.
Organizations’ security teams are facing an array of cybersecurity challenges that impact their ability to protect the enterprise, and two of the biggest challenges are the security implications of increased telework and the cybersecurity skills shortage. Both of these make monitoring and securing the endpoint more complex, driving the need for increased endpoint security.
Employees working from home introduce new cybersecurity risks than ones working in the office. Some examples of differences between securing employees working in the office and remotely include:
As a result of these and other factors, securing a remote workforce is more difficult than a traditional, on-premises one. Now, the endpoint is a critical component of an organization’s cybersecurity, but it is frequently overlooked or undervalued in corporate cybersecurity strategies.
The cybersecurity industry is experiencing a significant skills shortage. While the demand for cybersecurity talent is growing, the supply is not keeping up. This is true both in terms of the overall number of cybersecurity personnel available (resulting in unfilled positions) and the lack of access to certain specialties.
As a result, organizations’ security teams are consistently understaffed and underskilled, making it difficult to effectively monitor and protect the corporate IT infrastructure against cyber threats. The fact that many organizations are relying on an array of disconnected and standalone security solutions only serves to exacerbate this problem. As a result, analysts receive more alerts than they can handle and cannot always effectively weed out the false positives from the true threats.
EDR is designed to provide comprehensive endpoint protection against cyber threats. To do so effectively, an EDR solution must be designed based upon these principles:
Effective endpoint security is a core component of the modern enterprise’s cybersecurity program. This solution should offer:
An EDR solution that does not have all of these capabilities lacks the ability to protect the organization against modern security threats and hampers a security team’s effectiveness.
Sandblast Agent provides enterprise security teams with the tools that they require to protect against modern cyber threats and meet today’s cybersecurity challenges. To discover more about Sandblast Agent, check out the Sandblast Agent solution brief. Furthermore, don’t hesitate to schedule a demonstration to see the capabilities of Sandblast Agent for yourself and sign up for a free trial to try it out in your own network.