We’ve seen a renaissance of sorts regarding endpoint security. To be clear, most of solutions in the market aren’t good enough. Attackers don’t have to be advanced to make quick work of the endpoint protection suites in place. That realization has created a wave of innovation on the endpoint that promises to provide a better chance to prevent and detect attacks. But the reality is far too many organizations can’t even get the fundamentals of endpoint security.

But the fact remains that many organizations are not even prepared to deal with unsophisticated attackers. You know, that dude in the basement banging on your stuff with Metasploit. Those organizations don’t really need advanced security now – their requirements are more basic. It’s about understanding what really needs to get done – not the hot topic at industry conferences. They cannot do everything to fully protect endpoints, so they need to start with essentials.

In our Endpoint Defense: Essential Practices paper, we focus on what needs to be done to address the main areas of attack surface. We cover both endpoint hygiene and threat management, making clear what should be a priority and what should not. It’s always useful to get back to basics sometimes, and this paper provides a way to do that for your endpoints.


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