Cyberattacks are growing more common and sophisticated, as demonstrated by the recent surge in phishing and ransomware attacks. Advanced threat protection (ATP) solutions are designed to minimize the risks that these attacks pose to an organization’s endpoints by preventing attacks before they occur.
The cyber threat landscape has evolved rapidly in recent years. Organizations’ IT environments have been transformed by a move to the cloud and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, cyber threat actors have become more sophisticated and professional, leading to higher-impact, more costly attacks.
With remote work becoming commonplace, the endpoint has become the first line of defense for many organizations’ cybersecurity programs. This means that these endpoints are targeted by sophisticated attacks and require advanced endpoint security solutions to protect them.
ATP solutions are designed to provide this advanced protection. They use a variety of next-generation security solutions to identify cyberattacks early in their lifecycles, which enables them to break the attack chain and prevent the attack before it can cause significant damage to an endpoint.
Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) solutions are designed to protect an organization’s endpoints against advanced and sophisticated threats. They accomplish this using technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). By focusing on threat prevention rather than threat detection and response, ATP tools minimize the risk and potential impacts of advanced attacks on an organization’s endpoints.
To accomplish their objectives of threat prevention and risk reduction, ATP solutions require certain core capabilities, including:
Cyberattacks have become more sophisticated and targeted, leveraging extensive reconnaissance and advanced techniques. ATP solutions need the same visibility and intelligence to prevent these attacks before they start.
ATP solutions are intended to identify and protect against attacks by highly sophisticated threat actors that specialize in stealthy attacks using zero-day exploits and unique malware. To effectively identify and protect against these threats, an ATP solution needs to have certain functionality, including:
ATP solutions are designed to be prevention-focused, blocking threats before they execute rather than trying to clean up security incidents after they occur. This minimizes the risk and damage that an attacker can cause to an organization and its systems.
Check Point solutions have always been built with a Prevention First mentality, and Harmony Endpoint is a leader in the ATP space. Its advanced threat detection and prevention capabilities have been validated by the MITRE Engenuity 2020 ATT&CK Evaluations and the AV-TEST Institute’s lab tests where Harmony Endpoint was recognized as a leader in endpoint protection compared to 29 and 19 products respectively. To see for yourself what Harmony Endpoint can do, you’re welcome to request a free demo.