Over the last couple years, we have seen a rise in remote workforces that started with the pandemic. However, the trend of remote and hybrid workforces is still on the rise today. This means the number of endpoints across these organizations is also on the rise. The more endpoints a company must secure, the more complex this process gets. Endpoint security is the practice of securing endpoints of end user devices such as desktops, laptops, and mobile devices from being exploited by malicious actors and campaigns. 

The increase in endpoints is not the only change with endpoints we are seeing. Endpoint security has evolved from traditional antivirus software to providing comprehensive protection from more sophisticated malware and zero-day threats. This alone makes endpoint security difficult, but that becomes increasingly more difficult when you factor in remote work and BYOD policies. 

Visibility into endpoints is crucial, for without it, it becomes almost impossible to prevent, detect and respond to attacks. You cannot stop at having security at an endpoint though, controls must be implemented at every level.  

The security landscape is constantly evolving, it is not enough to install a solution and then leave it to run unattended. It is important to have a team that is actively monitoring your security solutions. Being proactive about threats, can help prevent these types of breaches from happening in the first place. As your organization continues to grow or more of your team exercises their freedom to work remote, you need to make sure you are properly handling the rise of endpoints in your business.  

The first step is to have a security audit performed on your network. This can not only expose your vulnerabilities but can identify if you are running the correct type of security applications to best protect your business. The next crucial step is to partner with an IT Consulting firm that specializes in security solutions and training and can make sure you are constantly being monitored to limit your exposure to malware and other outside threats.  

2W Tech is a technology service provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry. We have IT Consultants on staff that can help you evaluate your security landscape and security solutions stack to make sure you are covered from all angles. Want to learn more about your endpoints and endpoint security solutions? We have you covered. 

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