Endpoint protection

Endpoint security or endpoint protection ensures that your computer networks remain safe from security threats. The connection of laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other wireless devices to corporate networks creates attack paths for security threats, with proper endpoint protection in place, these attacks can be mitigated.

Network Platforms employs a holistic approach to endpoint protection, rather than simply relying on one primary security technique to block security threats like ransomware and other malware. Using a combination of leading foundational (traditional) and modern (next-gen) techniques, our software keeps malware at bay.

Endpoint security ensures that your computer networks remain safe from security threats
Endpoint security ensures that your computer networks remain safe from security threats

Benefits of endpoint security

Remote work forms a component of most office jobs in South Africa. You may even have employees who access your systems from home. Remote work arrangements can be a great option to help staff with their work/life balance. Or you can solve space issues by having less staff on the premises.

But having all of those separate devices accessing your network can prove a nightmare for network security. Any of them could act as a door to let malware and other problems onto your system.

1. Avoid Excess Server Downtime

Often, when a device compromises your network, the result isn’t an influx of hackers into your system. Instead, you’re likely to find yourself fighting off malware. Excessive demands on the server’s resources from this malware lead to downtime. That might prevent you from dealing with customer service issues or support tickets. And that leads to unhappy or frustrated customers.

A downtime outage can cost you anywhere between R100k to R500k.

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The loss of reputation if the outage lasts for too long can far outweigh any financial costs you might incur. That’s especially true if a breach leads to the loss of customers’ data, like credit card details.

You should already have a disaster recovery plan in place. But robust endpoint security prevents the malware from getting into the network and so your server can keep doing what it does best.

2. Securing Access Points Saves Money

Dealing with the aftermath of a security issue costs time and money, particularly if your reputation takes a hit. Spending a little more on a security solution saves you that time and money in the long run. It’s an investment that continues to pay dividends for every problem you don’t have.

And your IT staff already have plenty of work on their hands. Adding security breaches adds to their workload and its higher priority means other tech issues can build up. Using the right security shifts the focus back to their daily tasks, which help keep your business running more smoothly.

3. Prevent Problems Before They Happen

Your company should already use a firewall and antivirus software. They’re both great weapons in your defense arsenal for protecting users while they’re online.

Trouble is, a firewall won’t stop malware gaining access via an external device plugged into your network. Antivirus software reacts to viruses but it doesn’t necessarily block access to your network.

Endpoint security software proactively monitors your network, paying special attention to the weak points where external devices connect. They’re also great for maintaining the health of your system.

4. Security Keeps Your Staff Safe

It’s not just your system that you should monitor. Workers should monitor their external devices too. Security Solutions come with firewalls, anti-virus, anti-spyware, and even disk encryption built-in.

Staff can work safely in the knowledge that the only person checking over their work is you. It also protects their devices from any issues in your network. If they’re using their own laptop, they’ll appreciate the extra security while they work.

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