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Take an Integrated Approach to Endpoint Security Management

By BUFFERZONE Team, 29/06/2015

While safeguarding the network from bad actors will always remain a priority, organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of strong endpoint security — since this is where attackers have been successfully deploying malware through a growing array of vectors, including drive-by-downloads, malvertising, spear phishing campaigns, and the list goes on. In light of this, it’s not surprising that an Enterprise Security Group (ESG) survey of 340 Infosec professionals found that 85 percent planned on increasing their endpoint security investment in the near future.

If additional spending on endpoint security is on your agenda, then bear in mind that the only way to prevent costly data breaches is to integrate your legacy products with your new advanced defenses, and manage them holistically through coordinated policies. With that objective in mind, here are the conventional technologies that should be integrated in order to achieve a well-rounded approach to endpoint security:

  • Configuration Management
  • Patch and Vulnerability Management:
  • Antivirus and Anti-malware
  • Device Control
  • Desktop Firewall
  • Email and Web Scanners
  • Application Control

Furthermore, to get the maximum benefit out of your endpoint security investment, it’s essential to manage and coordinate policy for all of your products with a robust platform such as McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, which:

  • unifies visibility and control all your security and compliance tools from all vendors;
  • prevents conflicts and ensures that products are working together instead of merely alongside each other; and,
  • delivers central visibility, the ability to coordinate policies, and ways to measure that policies are configured optimally.

The price of poor configuration and management is wasted time for both IT and end-users, and something that organizations with hundreds or thousands of endpoints simply cannot afford.

However, while these conventional technologies and approaches are essential, recent breaches have demonstrated that they are not enough to cover the full attack surface and protect against the newest generation of advanced threats. That is why many organizations are implementing advanced defenses like BUFFERZONE.  BUFFERZONE is certified McAfee Compatible with ePolicy Orchestrator and works seamlessly with McAfee products to provide a complete endpoint security solution.

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