Does your desktop management platform match up with your endpoint security requirements? For organizations setting up disaster recovery strategies, much can be gained by considering endpoint security in that plan.
Today’s cyber criminals are a crafty bunch, far more advanced than the ilk that preceded them. In fact, many security features that come standard with operating systems today aren’t going to stand up to the multi-pronged attacks coming out now. It’s for this reason that disaster recovery and endpoint security get more attention.
With the right approach to implementing an endpoint security platform, you can protect every computer attached to your network, including those using different operating systems. With an overarching set of endpoint tools at your disposal, hackers’ attempts at exploiting your endpoints will fail.
When you shop around for the right system, you want something that is fairly comprehensive, which means it will include tools that provide ransomware and malware protection. You’ll also want a solution that includes patch management, anomaly detection, safety nets for your email, encryption, and application denylisting.
Protect Your Network
Look beyond your local network when it comes to protecting endpoints. The best solutions include those that tend to all your devices, providing browser protection and preventing the unsuspecting user from accidentally letting malware into the network by clicking on something malicious.
Network protection includes firewalls, which keep the bad actors from easily slipping in through a door that has been left ajar. You can further protect your network by utilizing tools that act as email gateways, keeping out the ubiquitous spam and suspicious messages that in the worst case scenario lead to disaster and downtime.
Protect Your Data
A big part of disaster recovery planning is ensuring your data is protected, so even if a cyber criminal sneaks through, your data will not be compromised. One go-to protection involves robust password hygiene — an often overlooked, yet basic, protection that acts as the first important layer of security.
Data protection tools also include file activity monitoring that keeps you from leaking out sensitive data. Additionally, encryption services are important, so even if prying eyes land on your data, they won’t be able to decipher any of it.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has made great strides in offering better ways to approach disaster recovery planning. When you use AI, you’re essentially making your endpoint security smarter. Instead of just performing standard analytics for you, you’re going to be able to embark on more sophisticated analytics that you can use to gain a better understanding with what’s going on in your network, identify suspicious traffic or activity, and take fast steps to solve the problem before it becomes a true issue that causes downtime.
By partnering with an agent with many years of experience and an organization that has witnessed the evolution of IT tools that are used every day in disaster recovery strategies, you can skip the trial and error process and get the solutions that will work for your particular situation.
At eXemplify, that’s what we do for our clients. If you’ve got questions about disaster recovery and want more assurances that you’re protected, contact us and let’s talk about how our approach will be a boon for you.