Basic endpoint security solutions include antivirus, anti-spyware, host-based intrusion prevention and firewall technologies. More advanced endpoint solutions also include cloudbased protection, device and application control, patch assessment, web productivity filtering, network access control, data loss prevention and full-disk encryption. Even if you don’t need these advanced capabilities today, your organization will likely need them tomorrow, given the increasing complexity of security threats.
The primary goal of an endpoint security solution is to prevent malware infection. However, no antivirus engine can provide 100% protection—even against known threats. You should therefore also consider the solution’s advanced features, such as behavior detection and HIPS capabilities. Also worth noting is whether the solution leverages the cloud to deliver real-time signature updates. Live protection from the cloud means protection against the latest threats with minimal impact on network bandwidth.
Performance measures how a security solution impacts user experience and the number of help desk calls. Ideally, users won’t experience slowdown when a security solution is scanning their system: during scheduled scans, at boot up or when opening a file. This should still be the case on a loaded or low-memory system. Strong security performance can improve IT efficiency and end-user productivity.
Usability, which includes installation, configuration, policies and management, impacts the time you spend on day-to-day security tasks. IT teams need a solution that’s straightforward, with single-console management, easy implementation, a simple user interface and the ability to make changes easily. Policies should be flexible, but not too complex so they don’t confuse or overwhelm.
Data protection technology is becoming increasingly important in today’s distributed work environment. Introducing encryption and content awareness to the business makes users more aware of how they handle sensitive data, and impresses upon them the importance of data protection. Having encryption and data loss prevention (DLP) incorporated in an endpoint security solution offers a number of benefits, including simplified management and cost savings.
You can hope you’ll never need tech support for your endpoint security solution, but it should be a key part of any vendor’s product. Tech support requirements are fairly straightforward: a vendor that offers 24/7 local language support, with knowledgeable engineers answering the phone and short wait times (if you have to wait at all). Sophos’ support has been independently audited and approved by SCP. Its 24/7, follow-the-sun support operations (UK, U.S., Australia) are SCP certified.
Endpoint security at its best is complete and simple. It protects your organization from threats and data loss across all platforms from a single management console.
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We make endpoint security simple and affordable for all users, regardless of their location or device. Everything you need is included in one console and agent. Plus, we give you a variety of endpoint protection options to fit your budget and company size.
Your confidential data needs protection, and you’ve got to prove it’s protected to the regulators. We give you encryption options, and they all help you build security policies. And, your users can securely access, share, store and recover that data.
Our Web Protection keeps your organization safe from the leading source of malware and threats. By integrating web protection across our endpoint, cloud and gateway, we’ve created a whole new way of keeping your users safe on the web.
You’ll get the best technology to guard your sensitive emails, prevent accidental data loss and beat spam with our Email Protection—Advanced license. Choose the solution that best meets your needs from our hardware appliances, virtual appliance, UNIX gateway software or our Exchange or Domino mail server protection
t takes a lot more than antivirus to cover every threat to your business. The Sophos Complete Security solution reduces the threat surface, protects users and data, stops attacks and breaches, and most importantly, keeps employees productive. The products allow you to secure every endpoint on the network, from laptops to virtual desktops and servers, to web and email traffic and mobile devices.
Sophos UTM helps you consolidate your security without compromising its effectiveness. Secure your customer’s networks with antivirus, next-gen firewall, Wi-Fi, and web server protection with one appliance that’s powerful and simple. It’s security made simple, protecting your users everywhere while making security easier to deploy and manage.