How to Keep Your Organization’s Devices Safe from Cyber Attacks

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There’s no way around it – remote work, mobile connectivity, and IoT devices are not just conveniences but necessities for business. With this, endpoint security has emerged as a critical facet of an organization’s cybersecurity strategy. The traditional defenses, such as anti-virus software and basic firewalls, are no longer adequate to counter the sophisticated tactics of modern cybercriminals. As cybercrime itself grows in its sophistication, the need for advanced, proactive measures is clear. Below, we outline four considerations to help guide you through this increasingly complex security landscape with a transparent, professional and collaborative approach.

Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) Solutions

Traditional antivirus tools, relying on signature-based detection, fall short against new and evolving threats. Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) solutions have become a true  game-changer to augment an organization’s antivirus protection. Utilizing advanced techniques like behaviour-based detection and machine learning, NGAV solutions can identify and combat a wide array of threats, including those that traditional methods miss.

What sets NGAV apart both from traditional and other modern tools, is its continuous monitoring and analysis of an endpoint’s activities, uncovering suspicious patterns and behaviours. This real-time vigilance ensures that threats are not just detected but remediated promptly, reflecting our commitment at ADVANTUS360 to Realistic Sustainability in cybersecurity.

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) represents a comprehensive approach to security, integrating advanced threat detection, investigation, and response across all endpoints. By leveraging machine learning and behavioural analysis, EDR platforms can swiftly identify potential threats and respond effectively.

The extensive visibility provided by EDR into the entire attack lifecycle empowers security teams to investigate threats, analyze root causes, and strategize responses. This holistic approach aligns with our focus on ongoing commitment to Technology Enablement & Best Practices, ensuring a robust defense against diverse cyber threats.

Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Threat Defence (MTD)

More and more, organziations are embracing BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) policies. Personal mobile devices, coupled with the increase in  remote work  are now vital endpoints. Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions allow organizations to secure, manage, and monitor these devices, ensuring data protection.

Mobile Threat Defence (MTD) solutions, working in tandem with MDM, enhance mobile security by scanning for threats such as malicious apps and network attacks. Utilizing advanced analytics and machine learning, MTD solutions offer real-time protection.

Internet of Things (IoT) Security Solutions

The rise of Internet of Things (IoT) devices has added complexity to endpoint security. Often lacking built-in security, IoT devices can be vulnerable targets. Specialized IoT security solutions address this challenge by providing essential features like device identification and vulnerability management.

By continuously monitoring connected devices, IoT security solutions create a secure environment for IoT deployments. This proactive approach ensures a resilient and adaptable security posture.

The ongoing evolution of the cyber threat landscape demands a new breed of endpoint security solutions. By embracing Next Generation Antivirus, Endpoint Detection and Response, Mobile Device Management and Mobile Threat Defence, and IoT Security, organizations can build a formidable defense that adapts to evolving risks and safeguards valuable assets.

At ADVANTUS360, we’re more than a cybersecurity provider; we’re your trusted partner in navigating the intricate world of advanced endpoint security. Our experienced team, guided by our core values of transparency, professionalism, and collaboration, is dedicated to empowering your organization with tailored solutions that reflect your unique needs. Contact us today to explore how ADVANTUS360 can fortify your endpoint security, ensuring that you stay protected and thrive in today’s digital landscape.