A network having firewalls, central virus scanners and other intrusion detection or intrusion prevention devices is deemed to be held responsible for securing every network end-point devices also. Well, that may not be true in many of the cases. You may have disabled external media on the desktops / laptops, you may have stringent security policies at the gateway level and you may have the updated centralized anti-virus server, but still you are always prone to the attacks that may come in the form of emails, browsing, secured sites (claiming to be secured) or other intentional mischievous minds.
To put an end to these vulnerabilities in the network we propose you End Point Security solutions. An End Point Security basically means that each device (end-point) is responsible for its own security. It places the onus of security on the device itself, thus making your network much secure than ever before. It, thus, keeps you away from unwanted worries such as external media resources used by the users or an infected laptop entering into the network, etc. This also makes your users happy and your IT Team more productive as they can invest their crucial times in handling other network resources.
A variant of the End point security is the on demand end point of security. In this concept the server sends active-x or java component which does the following in the client pc:
Profiling of the client environment from perspective of firewall, antivirus, patches etc, memory protection program to create virtual desktop whose memory is different from that of the host system, and it deletes all data on exit.
End Point Security solution essentially involves the following:
- Identifying whether networked devices such as laptops, IP phones, or game consoles are compliant with your network’s security policies and repairs any vulnerabilities before permitting access to the network.
- Authenticates users in the network on the basis of their devices, their roles and their policies as defined by the administrator. This first step occurs at the point of authentication, before malicious code can cause damage.
- Evaluates nodes with defined security policies such as specific antivirus or anti-spyware software, OS updates, or patches.
- Enforces security policies by blocking, isolating, and repairing noncompliant machines, if found vulnerable or out of date.
- Noncompliant machines are redirected into a quarantine area, where remediation occurs at the discretion of the administrator. An alternative to this general practice can also disallow the machines from the access to the network.
At SKY 7, we urge most of our customers to consider end point security as a very important element for their network security. The solution certainly gives you an edge over your competitors as you will always know when, where, what and by whom the data is accessed and for what purposes.
We are just a call away to help you build your network much secured than before.