Endpoint protection has reached a critical tipping point. Before the COVID outbreak, 70 percent of cyberattacks targeted endpoint devices.1 Now, with employees working remotely from home offices, endpoint devices are seen as ‘soft targets’ by cyberattackers.

Laptops, tablets, mobile phones, or other wireless
endpoints (i.e., IoT) connected to the corporate
network will grow to 30 billion devices by 2023.

Now, may be the time to assess your endpoint protection and ask these questions:
      • How are we securing endpoints today?
      • What is our level of success in defending against malware and phishing and ransomware exploits?
      • How have we altered/updated our endpoint security since the pandemic lockdown?
      • With the economic instability due to the pandemic, what could a massive data breach impact your organization?
         In this guide, we highlight six endpoint threat prevention capabilities (engines) that are essential to
         protecting your organization against the most menacing threats. By implementing these capabilities,
         you’ll take steps to elevate your endpoint protection.

6 Capabilities

To Secure Your Endpoints



“But that email looked so real!”

How do you rate your anti-phishing capabilities? Does your endpoint security suite include effective protection against phishing attacks? And what about advanced zero-phishing, or those attacks never seen before? 

With organizations suffering multiple breach attempts daily, your employees’ private information and credentials can be compromised by cybercriminals. It’s no secret that socially engineered phishing can make dangerous emails look legitimate. Even with periodic training and coaching, phishing continues to be the attack method of choice for cybercriminals. Sixty percent of CISOs in one survey said phishing was a top cause for largest financial losses and it’s predicted to be a higher risk over the next two years.

What should you do to prevent phishing

Your endpoint solution needs an effective anti-phishing engine to detect and block access to known phishing sites, and actively prevent against complex and sophisticated attacks.

Key questions to ask when evaluating your anti-phishing capabilities

• Does your current solution prevent employees from reusing their corporate credentials on non-corporate websites? Using                 corporate credentials on other apps and websites broadens the threat surface.
• Does your solution include full scanning for of websites and forms and deep heuristic analysis to defend against zero-day                 phishing, impersonation, spear-phishing, and Business Email Compromise (BEC)?
• Does your solution perform a reputation scan and include similarity algorithms, such as visual textual similarity to well-known         sites?



“I only clicked once!” What

How does your organization stack up against sophisticated ransomware attacks? Is it just human nature for curiosity to cloud judgment when accessing emails and websites?

The impact of a zero-day ransomware attack can be financially devastating. In 2019 alone, the cost of ransomware to enterprises (led by government agencies, healthcare providers, and educational institutions) is estimated to have exceeded $7.5 billion.4 And it’s expected to grow to a staggering $20 billion
by 2021.

Zero-day ransomware is lethal because your users simply don’t know it’s dangerous until it’s too late. Click a bad link and systems can be penetrated through multiple entry points, including the web,
emails, or removable media devices.

The Newhall School District in
Los Angeles County suffered a
ransomware attack, forcing the
shutdown of distance learning for
6,000 elementary school students.“This obviously came at a difficult
time for us since we’re 100% digital
learning,” said Newhall Supt.
Jeff Pelzel.

Greg Lindner, the county Office of
Education’s chief technology officer
said “about two-thirds of attacks take
place through email and phishing
scams, while downloads and hacking
are also involved.”

What you should do to prevent ransomware attacks

A high-performance anti-ransomware engine monitors changes to files on user drives and identifies
ransomware behavior such as non-legitimate file encryption. Once such behavior is detected,
smart snapshots of the attacked system will help block the attack and recover encrypted files
automatically, regardless of the encryption used.

Key questions to ask when evaluating your anti-ransomware capabilities

• What are you currently do to protect against ransomware?
• Has your current solution included behavioral analysis to form stronger prevention?
• Does you endpoint protection include automatic blocking and recovery of encrypted files?


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