Addressing Potential Weak Spots In Endpoint Security Solutions

Developing the most effective endpoint security solutions requires you to foresee blind spots and road blocks in your system that could compromise your cybersecurity strength. Foreseeing these blind issues is easiest when you take a look at each of the components of your security solution and predict potential security breaches to which they are susceptible. The following are the most commonly seen blind spots in three common components of a company's endpoint security solutions:

Anti-virus solutions

Anti-virus is great for avoiding malicious files/activity on the Web, but it's important to note that most anti-virus options out on the market are file-centric. This means that they're incapable of detecting malware if it is encrypted or packed. Another problem with anti-virus programs is that they'll often bring your network to a halt when there is no valid threat. These programs have a high false positive rate, and unneeded network interference can reduce your productivity and the efficiency of your system. 

When you're choosing anti-virus options, look for options that encompass threats from both file-centric and malware threats. Also, you should look into the false positive rate of any anti-virus program you're considering to prevent unnecessary downtime at your workplace. 

Systems management tools

Systems management software has diagnostic capabilities that will throw up a red flag if data shows a cybersecurity threat. However, it's often difficult to interpret the diagnostic warning given by system management tools unless IT personnel has the necessary expertise in interpreting the warning.

If you want your systems management software to be effective, you might need to involve IT personnel in special training tutorials that teach them what diagnostic indicators mean.

Containerization software

Containerization software is meant to isolate a cybersecurity threat before it spreads throughout the entire network. This type of software functions a bit like the crumple zone of a vehicle. A portion of the network is sacrificed, but the damage is contained so that the rest of the system is unharmed.

While containerization software can be very helpful , it's also risky. It protects the system if a threat has already been uncovered. For example, it will attempt to contain the threat if one of your users goes through with clicking on a malicious link before any virus or malware can spread throughout your system. 

However, relying on containerization is risky. Malware could potentially be designed to bypass it, so you might want to put more effort into identifying threats to begin with than sacrificing part of your system to save the rest through containerization. Contact a company such as Landesk for more information.