Protecting the endpoints, protecting the enterprise: ESET and total cybersecurity coverage
In the same way that hackers and black hats are pushing back the boundaries of the technology they deploy, suppliers of cutting-edge cybersecurity platforms are doing so, too.
The online battle, fought in perhaps millions of separate skirmishes across the internet each day, is the essence of highly-advanced forces ranged against one another, each trying to be that one crucial step ahead.
However, despite the highly technical steps taken by the most over-cautious organizations that are genuinely concerned for cybersecurity, one of the weak links in the fence around a company’s data is the human factor.
One company that provides some of the most cutting-edge cybersecurity measures for businesses has specific tools and methods to help companies of any size to address the issues that can be caused by accident or misdirection on the part of any business’s staff.
Endpoint protection is a hot topic in cybersecurity right now, and ESET knows that every member of staff in any concern carries with them a powerful computer – either a phone in the pocket, a tablet in the rucksack, or a laptop.
Protecting these attack vectors (as they can be regarded) means that a great deal of risk can be alleviated, with simple steps that put powerful defenses in place.
Encryption of endpoints seems at first glance to be a radical step, but the truth is that with ESET’s methods, any member of staff’s handheld or laptop can have its storage 256-bit encrypted and ready to go. That offers the ultimate protection from the data being stolen should the device fall into the wrong hands.
However, the software is smarter than a simple on/off switch. Traffic passing through the phone, tablet, laptop or desktop (such as a remote worker’s home office machine) is continuously protected against malware and threats, supported by (literally) millions of other endpoints’ data from right across the world, gathered and processed by the ESET LiveGrid, which warns of potential threats as they begin to appear online.
Protecting email, messaging and any data flow is a simple matter to set up and configure for the systems administrators, but there’s no overhead penalty for the end-user. The device works as well and as quickly as it ever did, and the protection platform can be a part of a more comprehensive, cybersecurity provision in all areas of the enterprise.
The ESET® Remote Administrator web console interface oversees, monitors, and manages all endpoints and servers, and acts to alert administrators when unprotected devices appear on the organization’s network. Remote Administrator runs on Windows and Linux, and is available as a virtual machine image (there’s an Azure-ready version too for rapid cloud deployment). It’s extensible too, offering integration with ConnectWise, Kaseya, Salesforce and other systems that might already be deployed.
Servers in the company data center, virtual or bare-metal, plus cloud deployments, also get high-grade malware and anti-ransomware protection. Meanwhile, every node or endpoint, every ESET installation’s performance updates the centralized dashboard in real-time. It’s from here that managers can run out insightful reports at will (there are hundreds of templates bundled) describing the security posture across the entire business, as a snapshot, or as an overview over time.
As soon as organizations acknowledge that their critical systems can be compromised very quickly as a result of a simple human mistake or instance of poor practice (sharing log-on credentials with a colleague), then ESET has the platform which helps.
Two-factor authentication helps ensure that credentials are not misused by unauthorized personnel, and every user is only given the access determined to be appropriate for them alone.
The key to effective cybersecurity is achieving the balance between user protection and convenience (for systems administrators and end-users), and ESET’s long experience in achieving the balance attests to the fact that the company is the de facto standard across the Asia Pacific region for mid-level to enterprise cybersecurity protection.
To learn more about the ESET platform and see how the company can protect your organization and the people who work in it, get in touch today with a local representative.