End Point Security
Usually, endpoint security is a security system that consists of security software, located on a centrally managed and accessible server or gateway within the network, in addition to client software being installed on each of the endpoints (or devices). The server authenticates logins from the endpoints and also updates the device software when needed. While endpoint security software differs by vendor, you can expect most software offerings to provide antivirus, antispyware, firewall and also a host intrusion prevention system (HIPS)
Endpoint security is becoming a more common IT security function and concern as more employees bring consumer mobile devices to work and companies allow its mobile workforce to use these devices on the corporate network.
The Ens point security solution's can be used widely in all the sectors, the fallowing are some of the sectors where the end point security will be used widely.
- IT sector
- Health care
- Real estate
Benefits of End point security
Decrease data breaches and other incidents
Having a single integrated endpoint security suite means endpoint protection software should provide more effective and efficient prevention and detection capabilities than its standalone counterparts would. This would lead to reduced opportunities for exploitation and ultimately fewer data breaches and other incidents within an organization.
Ease deployment of new security technologies
Having many capabilities integrated into a single product can significantly ease deployment of new security technologies.
Generally speaking, it's going to be less expensive to buy one product (endpoint protection software) than to buy all of its equivalent components separately. This does not just include the software cost itself, but also the infrastructure supporting the software.
Block unwanted activity
Most data breaches occur because of inadvertent actions, not intentional behavior. Users, for example, may be in the habit of copying important files onto a USB flash drive as backups, but they do not realize that these USB flash drives are inherently insecure