Solution providers have always looked to deliver the most stringent endpoint security offerings in order to protect their clients—but a solution that simply detects threats isn’t enough in a fast-paced, 24/7 economy. To be truly effective, today’s security platforms must also be designed for modern business needs. That means accommodating the move toward cloud-based and mobile accessibility, so that threat detection goes hand in hand with immediate response. And that means avoiding overly complex implementations that are often too cumbersome to manage—and, in some cases, can lead to errors that inadvertently create security vulnerabilities instead of correcting them.
Here are 8 must-have features to look for in an effective modern endpoint security solution:
Remote Access: Today’s businesses aren’t static entities. Many solution providers work on the go, logging into their vital applications from multiple devices at any time of day (or night). Your endpoint security platform should provide the same kind of remote accessibility, so administrators are able to immediately detect and prevent threats from anywhere, at any time. Lookfor a solution that’s cloud-based, and—just as important—that delivers complete functionality from mobile devices, so you can respond rapidly to sudden threats. After all, cybercriminals don’t wait for business hours to strike.
Mobile UI: Anytime/anywhere access is meaningless without a modern user interface optimized for mobile use. Too often, vendors simply shrink web interfaces to the smaller screens of smartphones and tablets, which makes drilling down to critical functionality a tedious chore. Research endpoint security tools with a native mobile UI—one designed to enable fast, easy detection, analysis and threat response on mobile devices, without any awkward scrolling or zooming.