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7 Elements Of Modern Endpoint Security

What it takes to secure and tap into the 'source of the truth' in today's threatscape.
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Most businesses are still wrestling with beefing up their existing endpoint security tools--typically a mix of antivirus, host intrusion prevention system (HIPS), host firewall, whitelisting, and heuristics, for example--to better defend against attacks that are morphing so fast that it's impossible to catch everything and targeted malware or attacks that bypass security measures. Bottom line: the human behind the endpoint keyboard is impossible to shield from harm when all it takes is a click to be attacked.

But change is coming. Longtime endpoint security giants Symantec and McAfee, now Intel Security, this week each rolled out integrated security architectures that begin the process of evolving endpoint security beyond the old-school, signature-based prevention approach, to one that is more about quickly detecting and fixing endpoints when inevitable attack attempts occur. And next-generation startups are pushing the endpoint detection & response (EDR) approach, where the endpoint is not merely the problem with security, but a key piece of the solution. 

[A slew of startups and veteran security firms are moving toward proactive and adaptive detection and mitigation for securing the endpoint. But few enterprises are ready to pull the antivirus plug. Read The Rebirth Of Endpoint Security.]

There are several key features in modern, or next-generation, endpoint security, and different vendors have different approaches. But the underlying philosophy of the new wave of offerings is the reality that endpoints will be targeted as the initial attack vector, so rapid detection and incident response at the device is crucial.

Here are some of the main elements in modern (or reborn) endpoint security.  

 

Kelly Jackson Higgins is Executive Editor at DarkReading.com. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise ... View Full Bio

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MikkoK496
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MikkoK496,
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11/18/2015 | 8:33:27 AM
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Encryption & Wiping?
Gebildete
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Gebildete,
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11/9/2015 | 4:58:17 AM
Testing.
It's only time of the question how can we secure our data. I always test all the apps on the konstruktor. The ASAP bugs are connected with the security. What can we do to protest ourselves? We can work not fast but efficiently.  
wkupersa
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wkupersa,
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11/2/2015 | 10:22:01 PM
Post-exploit
n important differentiator of these tools versus traditional tools like AV is that these tools can see post-exploit behavior and that is where we are traditionally blind. Our traditional tools focus on the exploit. A motivated adversary will eventually find a way in. We haven't had tools that collect the data required to differentiate a malicious attacker from a benign administrator. These types of tools have the potential to give us useful insight into the intention of actions taken on our end point devices.
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kshaurette,
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11/2/2015 | 9:31:25 AM
User Activity and Behavior Monitoring
Has anyone looked into the smaller company out of Wisconsin called Sergeant Laboratories, www.sgtlabs.com.  They've recently been making a claim to be able to provide a level of behavior monitoronig that other solutions don't do.  I"ve worked with their product in the past in a former life implementing it in schools, governmennt and a couple banks.  Back then it was really strong for forensics and tracking activity, but I hear from a recent confernece the've really changed the arcitecture to offer a much more robust tracking and was wondering if any others had seen or experience this to refute or confirm the claims.
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