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Endpoint Security refers to protecting individual devices (endpoints) such as computers, laptops, mobile devices, and servers against a wide variety of security risks and threats. The goal of endpoint security is to protect these devices against potential attacks, data leaks, malware infections and other forms of cyber threats.
Endpoint security solutions include various technologies and methods to ensure the security of endpoints:
- Antivirus and antimalware: Detects and removes malicious software, viruses, spyware and other malware.
- Firewalls: Protection against unauthorized access and network attacks by monitoring and controlling incoming and outgoing traffic.
- Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS): Detect and prevent suspicious activity and attacks on endpoints.
- Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR): Continuous monitoring, detection, and response to suspicious activity and threats on endpoints.
- Patch management: Updating software and operating systems to fix known vulnerabilities.
- Data Loss Prevention (DLP): Prevent accidental leakage of sensitive data.
- Application control: Manage and limit which applications can run on endpoints.
- Device control: Restricting access to and use of external devices such as USB drives.
- Encryption: Protecting data on endpoints by applying encryption.
- User authentication: Verifying the identity of users accessing endpoints.
Endpoint security is critical in modern cybersecurity, as endpoints are often the first targets for attackers and are a key focus of an organization's overall security strategy.