What is Endpoint Security Management?
Endpoint security management is the practice of managing network security, often on an enterprise level, through a combination of policy and security-based technology.
Network security is generally handled through software suites alone (antivirus, spyware / malware protection etc.) rather than through a more advanced, combined approach.
Endpoint Management Software: The Details
With endpoint management, network devices, or endpoints, are required to comply with strict, security-oriented policies before they are allowed access to the wider network and its attached resources. Since most security issues are handled via policy, the strain in terms of computing and overlapping technical security solutions is lowered.
The fundamental idea behind endpoint security is to create a system which analyses any device requesting network access, and blocks access if the specified device does not meet the required criteria. For example: with the advent of viruses and malware which can affect mobile devices, a mobile device requesting network access may be required to maintain an active subscription to a trusted antivirus app. It could also be a further requirement that the mobile device requesting network access should be un-rooted.
The endpoint security management software is installed at a gateway location on the related server and scans devices as they enter the network. Think of the endpoint management system as a metal-detection gate at an airport, allowing suitable passengers to board the plane whilst dealing with the remainder. Preventing bad software or infected devices from accessing the network in the first place can be more effective than detecting them once they are connected (and after significant damage may already have been dealt).
Why Should I Be Interested in Endpoint Management Solutions?
Preventative measures are often more effective than post facto actions which can be taken against a potential threat. In medicine, vaccines are often a better solution than cures (which have to be measured out again and again). In terms of computing, the same can be said for endpoint management software.
Having a much better chance to assess and manage potential network threats before they gain access to your network will save you time, money and processing power. When you think about it – it’s really pretty simple. Do you want to be prepared for what might happen, or do you want to clean up the mess after a virus gets a foothold on your network?
Really, there’s only one sensible answer – endpoint management.
Endpoint Management Solutions: What Are My Options?
Here at Promisec, we are dedicated to delivering endpoint management software in a variety of formats to meet your needs.
- The Promisec Endpoint Manager Platform is a dedicated application for handling endpoint security at a high standard
- Integrity is our SAAS, cloud-based endpoint security platform, which offers unparalleled security with all the convenience of the cloud.
You really can’t lose, whichever platform you decide to go with.
For a demo of our endpoint management and security services, please fill out the demo request form on this page or contact us directly.