Chuck Leaver – Blocking And Prevention Are No Longer Enough So Here Is A New Path To Endpoint Security

Written By Josh Harriman And Presented By Chuck Leaver Ziften CEO

 

Standard endpoint security solutions, a few of which have been around for over 20 years, rely heavily on the exact same security methods every year. Although there is constantly innovation and strides to improve, the underlying problem still exists. Threats will always find a path into your organization. And most of the time, you will have to wait until your implemented system finally finds the risk before you even can begin to assess the damage and possibly avoid it from occurring once again (once you get all the pertinent details to make that informed decision, of course). Another disadvantage to these systems is that they typically develop a big efficiency burden on the real device they are protecting. This in turn results in dissatisfied end-users and other issues such as management and reliability.

However this blog is not about abandoning your present software, however rather enhancing and empowering your overall security posture. Organizations have to move to and embrace those solutions that offer continuous tracking and full visibility of all activity taking place on their endpoint population. Stopping or preventing known malware from running is undoubtedly vital, however lacks the overall security needed in today’s danger landscape. The ability to run much deeper forensics from existing or often more importantly, past events, can really just be done by systems that provide continuous tracking. This info is critical in examining the damage and comprehending the scope of the infection within your organization.

This, obviously, has to be done efficiently and with a limited quantity of system overhead.

Just as there are numerous systems in the standard endpoint security area, a new league of suppliers is popping up in this crucial action of the development. Most of these companies have employees from the ‘old guard’ and understand that a brand-new vision is needed as the risk landscape continues to change. Just reporting and notifying on only bad things is entirely missing the point. You MUST look at the whole picture, everybody and all habits and actions in order to give yourself the very best opportunity of responding quickly and thoroughly to risks within your organization.

By making use of services 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 yearning. We hear this constantly from our clients and prospects and are doing our utmost to supply the services that help protect everybody.