In today’s world, there are many devices which can be used to access your network. Whether you want to secure a global corporate network or protect your home network, you will need to consider an increasing range of technologies including computers, smartphones, tablets smart devices and servers. Any of these could potentially be compromised and used to gain access to your network in order to steal your data or launch an attack on your organisation.

Each of these ways to access your network is called an endpoint, and each of these endpoints should be made a secure as possible to reduce the opportunity for hackers to exploit weaknesses. This process is called endpoint security.

The first step of endpoint security is understanding what devices are currently accessing your network. This involves monitoring connections to your network and building profile of all devices either connecting or attempting to connect.

Once all devices connecting have been identified, they need to be analysed for potential vulnerabilities. This involves building an inventory of each device including versions of operating systems, software and firmware. Once complete, this inventory can be used to assess what needs to be done in terms of patching and upgrades to harden the devices against potential attacks.

A strategy for endpoint security can include managed antivirus and anti malware applications, firewall configuration, monitoring for unusual behaviour or new connections, and on a larger scale secure VPN’s with ip range access restrictions and other technologies to restrict external access to individual applications or machines within your network.

Devon Digital Services can help asses your endpoint security needs, and plan, implement and manage your solution. Why not contact us today for a chat?