Written By Josh Harriman And Presented By Charles Leaver Ziften CEO
Conventional endpoint security services, a few of which have been around for over 20 years, rely greatly on the exact same security techniques every year. Although there is always innovation and strides to improve, the underlying issue still exists. Dangers will always find a path into your organization. And most of the time, you will have to wait till your implemented system finally detects the threat before you even can start to examine the damage and maybe prevent it from occurring once again (when you get all of the appropriate details to make that informed decision, naturally). Another downside to these systems is that they frequently create a substantial efficiency problem on the real device they are protecting. This in turn leads to unhappy end-users and other problems such as management and reliability.
But this blog is not about abandoning your current solution, but rather augmenting and empowering your overall security posture. Organizations need to move towards and accept those services that offer constant tracking and complete visibility of all activity taking place on their endpoint population. Stopping or preventing recognized malware from running is certainly essential, but lacks the overall defense required in today’s risk landscape. The ability to run much deeper forensics from present or sometimes more importantly, past events, can truly only be done by services that provide continuous monitoring. This information is very important in examining the damage and comprehending the scope of the infection within your company.
This, naturally, has to be done effectively and with a restricted quantity of system overhead.
Just as there are many systems in the traditional endpoint security space, a new league of vendors is popping up in this crucial action of the evolution. The majority of these businesses have workers from the ‘old guard’ and comprehend that a new vision is needed as the hazard landscape continues to alter. Simply reporting and alerting on only bad things is completely missing the point. You MUST look at everything, everybody and all habits and actions in order to offer yourself the best possibility of reacting rapidly and thoroughly to risks within your organization.
By making use of systems that fall into this “New Path of Endpoint Security” realm, Security Ops or Incident Responders within the organization will have the much required visibility they have been craving. We hear this continuously from our customers and potential customers and are doing our best to provide the services that assist protect everybody.