How’s Endpoint Security Different from Antivirus, Firewall

Data is so crucial for any organization, that we work tooth and nail to protect our sensitive data by deploying antivirus software, setting firewalls etc. We take all these measures to guard that data which is the crux of any organization. The thought that we have installed the antivirus software on the server and all the workstations, hence the entire organization is secure; is a little outdated. With the laptops and the smartphones, which are very much mobile allow the employees to login into the company network remotely. This poses a threat to the organization. So, how do we handle such threats? This is where the Endpoint Security and Protection comes into the picture.

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Endpoint security and protection is basically sealing all the endpoints including the smartphones and the laptops and all the mobile devices whatsoever with a set of security applications such as Firewalls, HIPS system, anti-virus software, Patching, and Logging/Monitoring tools etc.

Endpoint security is not just an antivirus or a firewall, it is both and more

Antivirus or the anti-malware is the software deployed on a single machine or a group of machines, whereas the Endpoint protection is a bigger picture. It protects all the endpoints of the network like the workstations, laptops, smartphones etc from where a user can enter a network. The antivirus, firewall, provisions for whitelisting applications, detections of endpoints and many more features are a part of endpoint security and protection. In other words, antivirus is just a part of the bigger picture. While antivirus is ideal for home environments, the endpoint security is for organizations.

A firewall essentially is a set of rules defined that filters the web traffic flowing into and going out of the network. It restricts the potentially dangerous websites from entering into the network. Whereas what the endpoint security and protection does is, it performs the other tasks like patching, logging, and monitoring the endpoint as well.

Types of Endpoint security and protection

The endpoint security service is broadly classified into consumer endpoint security and enterprise endpoint security. While for a consumer, the centralized management is not required, the centralized management is the heart and soul of an enterprise. The centralized administration or the server in an enterprise is the key player that streamlines the configuration or installation of security features on all the endpoints and maintains the performance logs etc.

VRS Tech delivers the best Endpoint Security Management in Dubai, having partnered with Kaspersky, ESET NOD, Trend Micro, and MacAfee for the two main elements of Endpoint Security, the Antivirus and firewall. Contact VRS Tech at +971567029840 or visit www.vrstech.com for more details.

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