10 Reasons Why Cloud is the future of Endpoint SecurityJuly 3, 2018 | By Comodo
Endpoint security is not sufficient enough to outplay the current sophisticated threat system, as the gangsters from the underworld are on a roll with new techniques and methods to get in through the corporate network and gain access to all the corporate data.
Corporate network security experts are finding it challenging to integrate different agents on endpoints as each of them have a different interface to manage. This tampers the network giving ways to breaches. Also with the new forms of ransomware and advanced persistent threats on the rise, the advent of a novel security approach is a serious concern. The inception of cloud-based security took its phase to overcome the challenges and problems of endpoint security.
Following are the 10 ways that a cloud-based security is used to address your endpoint security problems:
Cloud helps to get rid of the use of the local infrastructure and thus brings down the most tiring task of maintaining and keeping the corporate network up to date. The cloud-based system provides an organized and refined up-to-date defense system network-wide.
Easily integrated security products
With endpoints agents, integration and configuration is always a nightmare, however, cloud-based APIs makes it easy to unite products with its readily available integrations to generate clear visibility that helps you comprehend the actual status of the network.
Managing an integration of endpoint detection and response, anti-virus, HIPS, etc. Can be strenuous and challenging. Whereas a cloud-based security system deploys a unified agent to gather data from the endpoints connected to the network. It helps to avoid the hassle of managing multiple agents while it deploys smart intelligence to deliver a well-organized security system.
Securing remote workers
With BYOD taking the upper hand in today’s work environment, employees stay connected to work from anywhere and anytime. Though it benefits the employees, on one hand, it also means that there is no definite control over the users’ devices. The cloud security system prompts users on the updates irrespective of the place and time, entitling the organization to take control and mitigate security risks.
Traditional antivirus slows down the devices, which reflects on the users’ productivity. The cloud delivers unlimited storage solution and processing speed and therefore it improves the productivity of the users.
Preventing new attacks
Attackers find new ways and methods to develop new attack vectors to escape the organizations’ security defenses. The cloud-based security systems empower the organization to filter out new suspicious files and programs to analyze and examine the source and intention of the file. With this in place, it is easier to understand and foresee whether the unknown file is genuine or a malware within a limited time span.
Easy to track threats
With a traditional antivirus system, there is no clear idea of the threats being involved. However, the cloud-based security system provides the user with a clear view of the threat landscape – its behavior, mode of attack, source and the purpose of the attack. This empowers the user to understand and generate the right and sharp-witted response to encounter the attacks.
Business needs instant solutions and quick responsive stimuli to stay ahead of threats. The cloud-based security system provides a global visibility to contain the identified threats in a virtual console, analyze the threat and give a verdict based on the behavior from the remote.
The cloud also helps to collaborate with the security-related community for support. It helps the users to gain knowledge of the current threats and its modes of infection procedures and process. While joining a forum or community, opt to be anonymous and ensure data privacy when collaborating.
Reduce the burden of managing infrastructure
Maintaining an organization infrastructure is no small feat. It’s more of a challenge that businesses need to invest a lot of time and money to keep storage, computing capabilities and network updated and to make it readily available for instant and responsive solutions. The cloud-system does not have an infrastructure and brings down the burden of managing the infrastructure.
So, the reasons to choose cloud-based endpoint security have broadened the spectrum of opportunities and it is ideal to say that cloud-based security is the future of endpoint security.