What is endpoint protection?IT Resource
Technology has made it easy to work across multiple devices and platforms – we’re more connected now than we’ve ever been before. Unfortunately, along with the convenience factor comes a plethora of security risks.
As we continue to use multiple devices to access secure files and networks, the need for endpoint security and protection is essential. Whenever your device (mobile, laptop, etc.) connects to a network it opens the door for a possible threat to occur. Endpoint protection is a way to detect malicious activity and protect your device, server, and network from becoming victim to an attack.
The need to be connected off-site isn’t going anywhere, therefor, companies need to invest in a solid endpoint security product that will protect all devices by stopping a wide range of attacks with a combination of deep learning malware detection, exploit prevention, and anti-ransomware. The right solution will go beyond prevention to detect additional threats, investigate further, and respond with confidence.
Today we’re highlighting Sophos Intercept X Endpoint Protection, which offers complete protection for all your endpoints – and it’s easily managed out of one portal. Intercept X works across all major operating systems, on all your desktops, laptops, servers, tablets, and mobile devices.
Stop Ransomware in Its Tracks
Ransomware can wreak havoc on your organization. Intercept X includes anti-ransomware technology that detects malicious encryption processes and shuts them down before they can spread across your network. It prevents both file-based and master boot record ransomware.
Any files that were encrypted are rolled back to a safe state, meaning your employees can continue working uninterrupted, with minimal impact to business continuity. You get detailed post-cleanup information, so you can see where the threat got in, what it touched, and when it was blocked.
How is endpoint protection different from antivirus software?
A simple way to think of it is to use the puzzle analogy – endpoint protection is the whole puzzle and antivirus software is just one piece. Antivirus software will only protect one device while endpoint protection covers your entire network and all endpoints within it.
Endpoint Protection Features
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Take threat hunting and IT security operations to the next level with powerful querying and remote response capabilities.
Anti-Ransomware Ransomware file protection, automatic file recovery, and behavioral analysis to stop ransomware and boot record attacks.
Deep Learning Technology Artificial intelligence built into Intercept X that detects both known and unknown malware without relying on signatures.
Exploit Prevention Deny attackers by blocking the exploits and techniques used to distribute malware, steal credentials, and escape detection.
Managed Threat Response Elite team of threat hunters and response experts who take targeted actions on your behalf to neutralize even the most sophisticated threats.
Active Adversary Mitigations Active adversary mitigation prevents persistence on machines, credential theft protection, and malicious traffic detection.
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
The first EDR designed for security analysts and IT administrators
Intercept X Advanced is the first EDR designed for security analysts and IT administrators. It allows you to ask any question about what has happened in the past, and what is happening now on your endpoints. Hunt threats to detect active adversaries, or leverage for IT operations to maintain IT security hygiene. When an issue is found remotely you can respond with precision. By starting with the strongest protection, Intercept X stops breaches before they start. It cuts down the number of items to investigate and saves you time.
- The strongest protection combined with powerful EDR
- Add expertise, not headcount
- Built for IT operations and threat hunting
Harness the Power of a Deep Learning Neural Network
Intercept X uses deep learning, an advanced form of machine learning to detect bot known and unknown malware without relying on signatures, allowing you to achieve unmatched endpoint threat prevention.
The concept of deep learning makes Intercept X smarter, more scalable, and more effective against never-seen-before threats by outperforming endpoint security solutions that use traditional machine learning or signature-based detection alone.
Intercept X is currently the industry’s most comprehensive endpoint protection, built to stop the widest range of threats. It’s available for devices running Windows 7 and above, 32- or 64-bit and macOS. Intercept X Advanced combines the capabilities of Intercept X and Central Endpoint into a single solution and single agent. It also integrates intelligent endpoint detection and response (EDR) and is managed by one unified console, Sophos Central. No servers to build—just log in to download the agent and configure all your policies from one place.