To help security professionals assess their options, we listed below the five guiding principles for choosing the optimal endpoint security solution in the new normal.
With the sudden and massive shift to remote work, organizations and their endpoints have never been more vulnerable. Threat actors are becoming more and more sophisticated in their ability to exploit vulnerabilities, breach organizations’ IT infrastructures, and hack into sensitive data. As evidence, just recently Check Point Research confirmed a 50% increase in daily ransomware attacks across the globe.
No doubt preventing an attack saves an organization a lot of time and money. The cost of a malware attack, for example, is estimated to reach $2.6 million per company, on average. And it doesn’t end at cost and time. There is also always the risk of damage to brand equity and customer trust.
Today’s security reality is complex, characterized by many layers. There are millions of strains of unknown malware and many sophisticated evasion techniques. This means that stopping today’s most dangerous attacks requires inspecting more than one layer.
However, traditional solutions, including antivirus, sandboxing, and legacy endpoint protection products, offer limited inspection and lack the sophistication required for such complexity.
To outwit today’s sophisticated cybercriminals, the endpoint protection solution must be driven by artificial intelligence and be able to inspect every layer of the attack surface, going beyond traditional detection methods such as signatures and rules.
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