Why You Need Enhanced Endpoint Protection


Why you need enhanced endpoint protection, and a few Matthijssen recommended types of endpoint security to help enhance your endpoint protection strategy


As technological accessibility grows, so does your need for endpoint protection. Many users have expanded their digital footprint, by using more devices, more accounts, and using them on a variety of different networks. As tech becomes more available for users, it also becomes more susceptible to attack, creating the need for enhanced endpoint protection. 


What is an endpoint?

Endpoints are physical devices that connect to and exchange information with a computer network. Common devices that can be considered endpoints are mobile phones and desktop or personal computers, but they can also include a range of unexpected technology, such as security systems, cameras, printers, and maybe even refrigerators, speakers and thermostats, among other things. 


What is endpoint security? 

An endpoint represents a vulnerability, as it is viewed as an entry to an organization’s network and their information. Protecting these vulnerabilities from unauthorized characters protects your network and your organization.


Why is there a need for enhanced endpoint protection?

As employees are more willing to work remotely, either on their commute, from home or a working vacation, endpoints are becoming increasingly susceptible to attack. Attackers stay up to date on security trends to create educated attacks, making an organization’s security strategy obsolete, unless it is regularly updated. 


What can be done to keep attackers at bay, and to secure your endpoints? Here are a few of Matthijssen recommended types of endpoint security to help enhance your endpoint protection strategy:


Patch Your Systems

Security patches address known vulnerabilities within software systems. Once these flaws or weaknesses become known, cybercriminals begin looking for ways to exploit them. The sooner a security patch is installed, the faster your business can restore protection and security against threats associated with vulnerabilities. Make sure you are updating your software and patching your systems regularly to prevent opportunities for attackers.


Zero Trust Network Access

We offer the only next-gen endpoint protection that includes a fully integrated Zero Trust Network Access solution to enable your remote users to securely access the applications they need without having to use vulnerable old VPN clients.


Antivirus solutions

Antivirus solutions are able to scan and inspect files as they enter your network in order to prevent any hidden incoming threats.  This is the most common form of endpoint protection. 


Antivirus with Deep Learning Technology

By integrating deep learning, an advanced form of machine learning, our solution is changing endpoint security from a reactive to a predictive approach to protect against both known and never-seen-before threats. While many products claim to use machine learning, not all machine learning is created equally. Deep learning has consistently outperformed other machine learning models for malware detection.


Antivirus with Active Adversary Mitigations

Our solution utilizes a range of techniques, including credential theft prevention, code cave utilization detection, and APC protection that attackers use to gain a presence and remain undetected on victim networks. As attackers have increasingly focused on techniques beyond malware in order to move around systems and networks as a legitimate user, it detects and prevents this behavior in order to prevent attackers from completing their mission.


Managed Threat Response 

Managed Threat Response is a process that scans your system for anomalies on your network from a dedicated, offsite operations center keeping an eye on your system 24/7. Anything out of the ordinary is noticed and evaluated by IT security specialists, and an organized response is taken to remove pieces of a digital attack and to secure new vulnerabilities.


Extended Detection & Response (XDR)

Where EDR improves on all of the previously mentioned solutions, XDR extends the range of Managed Threat Response to encompass more deployed security solutions. XDR has a broader capability, using the latest technologies to provide higher visibility. This makes it able to collect and correlate threat information while employing analytics and automation to help detect current and future cyberattacks.


Contact our team of experts to develop a personalized endpoint security plan tailored to your organization today. 


Call now: (973) 887-1101 or email us at neil@mattnj.com