Endpoint Security Management

What are Endpoints?

An endpoint is an internet capable device which has access to both the internet and LAN (or WAN). Since they offer a direct gateway into a network, such devices are continuously probed for vulnerabilities by cyber criminals. These vulnerabilities are then used to break into the network and cause damage.

What is Endpoint Security?

Endpoint security refers to protecting the endpoints within a network, thereby, safeguarding the network from deliberate exploitation via cyber attacks. It involves a combination of patching software regularly and applying various device security configurations to reduce the attack surface.

Why is Endpoint Security Important?

Endpoint protection is one of the biggest concerns for any enterprise out there, and it’s especially tricky for organizations managing heterogeneous endpoints. Laptops, desktops, and mobile devices all have their own nuances when it comes to endpoint management and the sensitive data they can contain. It doesn’t help that cyber attacks have become more frequent and increasingly sophisticated. Even a small slip up in your security could result in immeasurable losses.

In 2017, Accenture found that the average cost of a malware attack for an organization was $2.4 million. ServiceNow revealed in a 2017 survey that 48 percent of companies had experienced a data breach within the last two years. Of these breaches, the majority were from a known vulnerability for which a patch was already available.

How does Desktop Central help?

Desktop Central provides top-of-the-line endpoint security tools in our unified endpoint management solution, namely -

Patch Management

Automate patch deployment for endpoints running on all three operating systems: Windows, Mac and Linux OS. Additionally, perform third party patching for over 850 applications. Desktop Central’s Patch Management aids in the management of Microsoft and non-Microsoft patches. The good news is that, you can test your patches before deploying and can decline any patch.

Blacklist unauthorized applications

Enlist the applications that need to be blacklisted and unwind as Desktop Central prevents your employees from using such prohibited software. Apart from uninstalling the application automatically, Desktop Central notifies the administrator every time a blacklisted application is detected in the network, hence increasing visibility and network security.

Secure USB devices

Desktop Central's Secure USB feature allows network administrators to limit the scope of USB device usage by restricting selectively, blocking or allowing full use, depending on the individual user/computer. This helps in mustering endpoint security with the flexibility to create and apply policies for USB access based on employee roles and departments.

Define firewall rules

Firewall protects endpoints from being misused over the internet. It becomes quite difficult to acquire an overview on the communication in a network when the number of endpoints increase exponentially. Desktop Central helps you to deploy customized firewall settings to determine the permission for all inbound and outbound communication on specified ports.

Impose stringent security policies

The present-day IT scenario demands for a streamlined process of imposing security restrictions for the users and computers in a domain. Apply endpoint security policies—such as enforced encrypted backups and device restrictions—across all devices on your network. Desktop Central’s Windows Security Policies help in the intricacies of endpoint security.

Configure browser settings

Browser is a curate's egg and the usage is inevitable. Most commonly used browsers are considered to be the most insecure ones. Browsers are the easiest point of entry for cyber criminals to spot a network’s vulnerability and target endpoints in no time. Configure five straightforward settings proactively fight browser-based vulnerabilities with Desktop Central.

Two factor authentication

Layered security is one of the best ways to enhance endpoint security. Combat unauthorization related issues with two factor authentication. In just a few clicks, you can secure the access to Desktop Central and be ascertained of an authorized management of endpoints.

Block executables

Not just the application, the installation of an unauthorized application can be blocked as well. Completely block users' ability to launch an executable on managed endpoints.

Geo-tracking and complete data wipe/remote lock

Worry not when your endpoints are lost/stolen as you can track your endpoints irrespective of their location using Geo-tracking. Combat endpoint security related issues by locking the endpoint remotely or wiping the data completely.

Kiosk mode

Enable device and data security by locking your device to a single application. This enhances your workforce productivity by providing a distraction-free work environment and allows complete application control.

Data Protection Officer (DPO) dashboard

Desktop Central provides a dashboard for Data Protection Officers that offers panoramic insights on the security status of endpoints in a network. It becomes all the more seamless to analyze endpoint security under a single roof. Compilation of information pertaining to security yields better clarity on the impending security threats, thus helping the DPOs to act proactively.