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Endpoint Security is Remarkably Important for Your Business

Endpoint Security is Remarkably Important for Your Business

We all know that it’s important to protect your business’ infrastructure from threats of all kinds. Sometimes when we’re reading about discourse surrounding network security, you’ll see the word “endpoint.” Do you know how important it is to protect all endpoints? That’s what we want to explore with today’s article.

We’ll start by explaining what an endpoint is, the move into the importance of endpoint security and how you can ensure that you’re achieving your endpoint security goals.

What Defines an Endpoint?

An easy way to define an endpoint is “any device connected to your network that can serve as a potential entry point for accessing data and resources.” Among these devices are desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, servers, and even Internet of Things devices. Endpoints are often exploited by hackers because all it takes is one neglected device to allow for network access.

Why is Endpoint Security Important?

Consider today’s interconnected business world and how everyone is constantly plugged into important networks. Now consider how much data flows to and from each of these devices, all of which are likely connected to the Internet, mind you. For the sake of network security, you need to ensure that all endpoints are protected by a robust cybersecurity solution that can disrupt any attempts to steal data or break into your infrastructure. This is especially important in a world where Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies allow employees to use personal devices to access work resources. Add in compliance regulations that must be followed, and you have several excellent reasons to prioritize endpoint security.

What Goes Into Adequate Endpoint Security?

Endpoint security is more than implementing one singular security solution; it’s a multi-layered approach combining antivirus and antimalware tools with monitoring, intrusion detection, encryption, and other real-time methods to respond to threats. You can make endpoint security much easier by keeping systems updated and patched, your employees trained, and your access controls locked down.

Let Us Protect Your Systems

Naturally, endpoint security is not easy, particularly for SMBs that have a limited budget and limited time and resources to dedicate to securing a network infrastructure. This is why the smart ones outsource network security—including endpoint security—to Washington Works. Our trusted technicians can handle the implementation, management, maintenance, and monitoring of your security systems to ensure your endpoints are always protected.

Find out more by calling us today at 301-571-5040.

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