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    Endpoint Protection

    What is Endpoint Protection?

    Endpoint protection is the process of ensuring that all devices and user interfaces are protected from cyber attacks. While the field of endpoint security is concerned with the security of individual devices and user interfaces that access the network from outside the firewall, an endpoint protection platform (EPP) is used to do this on a larger scale.

    Conference centers, college campuses, or large enterprises are examples of the kinds of businesses that have hundreds or thousands of devices accessing their networks from outside the firewall — each one representing a risk for cyber exposure. 

    Because these security teams don’t always have the means to require device users to run antivirus programs or authentication protocols, the EPP isolates particular areas from one another to prevent a data breach. Ongoing automated threat detection, vulnerability scanning, and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) are all part of an EPP solution. 

    Most EPPs are cloud-based or cloud-managed because they rely upon the processing power, speed, and AI capabilities of the cloud. They’re able to then respond to unusual activity in real time, cutting off access to any endpoint that’s demonstrating unusual or threatening behavior.