In the world of a rapidly expanding internet with more global users entering the fray each and every day, security concerns, especially in regards as to who can see and access data, is a hot topic gathering more steam each day.
For the worker or hobbyist who use and purchase the latest innovative releases from the exciting world of technology, knowing what measures are in place to keep their information protected on the devices they use, can deliver more than simply self assurance.
Here we take a look at endpoint security, one of the principal ways to protect objects and devices connected to the internet.
What Is Endpoint Security?
In a nutshell, endpoint security is basically the measure that ensures a computer device on a corporate network complies. For the tech head then, this might mean that new innovative consumables, perhaps augmented eyewear that requires a network connection, can access their work network safely without putting themselves or anyone else at risk.
Endpoint security is also what helps laptops, smart phones, tablets, even bar code readers, connect to networks that usually work on centrally managed servers.
How Does Endpoint Security Work?
Endpoint security services, such as those offered by Dell, work similarly in the sense that when a client attempts to log onto the network, a program is ran in the server in order to validate user credentials and scan the device to ensure that it complies with security policies. Usually this means the device in question must include required elements, which can be anything from a particular operating system, a VPN client or even anti-virus software.
If your device does not comply with policy then the network usually grants you limited access or denies access completely. For tech heads, this is most likely the case when the devices they wish to connect to the corporate network are so new or obscure that they don’t match with any of the required elements necessary for connection.
Forms of Endpoint Security
Personal firewalls, anti-virus software and VPN’s are just some forms of endpoint security that might be sent out and managed from the server. More sophisticated forms include those that are typically developing, including intrusion detection,that functions by monitoring devices and looking for actions ran by rootkits. Elsewhere the cloud is also familiarising itself with endpoint security methods, with many SaaS options emerging that enable the host server and its programs to be managed remotely.
Endpoint security is an integral form of security that ensures your network stays protected from the risk of outside manipulation. By ensuring tech heads’ new gear conforms with the rules of the network, the chance of data or information falling into the wrong hands is drastically reduced.