Organizations are increasingly adopting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) practices. This has led to more endpoint devices connecting to more networks than ever before, and subsequently, an increase in vulnerable entry points for cybercriminals to target. Security vendors have worked to address the increase in threats with traditional tools, such as antivirus, as well as next-generation endpoint protection – what some analysts call Specialized Threat Analysis and Protection (STAP).
However, these tools have often proven to be ineffective. Knowing this, how do you inform business users about necessary endpoint protection and educate them on selecting the best endpoint offering?
Cyberpedia, the free cybersecurity encyclopedia from Palo Alto Networks, has a collection of endpoint security-focused articles that provide the insight necessary to confidently make informed purchase decisions.
Below are examples of Cyberpedia articles that will aid in your understanding of endpoint security:
- What Is an Endpoint?: Start with the basics of what an endpoint is, examples of endpoints and why cybercriminals target them.
- The Hidden Cost of Antivirus: Antivirus is known to be ineffective, yet many people and organizations continue to use it. Discover the hidden costs associated with using traditional antivirus as an endpoint security solution.
- Measuring the Effectiveness of Endpoint Protection: Find out what core measurements should be used to determine the effectiveness of endpoint security solutions.
- 4 Things Legacy Antivirus Doesn’t Address: Get a breakdown of four primary market challenges that traditional antivirus struggles to address and what an endpoint security solution should do to address those challenges.
- 10 Requirements for Securing Endpoints: Review the 10 requirements for an endpoint security solution that effectively protects endpoints from known and unknown threats.
- 5 Ways Endpoint Security and Network Security Should Work Together: Explore the five things an endpoint security should do to prevent negatively impacting your network security posture.