These days most of the organisations have allowed (BYOD) that means you could bring your own devices at work. And this seems to be the future of way people will work because not only this helps in IT savings but this also gives flexibility to the workers to work from wherever they want to work. At the same time it poses extra security risks for the organisations because they expose their data to external audiences while they are using their laptops, tablets, smartphones or the point of sale platforms. None of these devices are getting just used in the office environment. This means organisations have to safeguard these devices as well as the end point proprietary data. Because when data is not protected it leaves an open layer for potential threats via viruses or for ransomwares at the end device level or at these end points. Protecting these out of the organisation devices is popularly known as end-point-security.
Organisations install small programs or software codes that safeguard these end point devices. These software programs or clients installed on devices, back up data on the real time on the cloud servers, while users also have access to the real data all the time. This way data is safeguarded all the time. A central dashboard is offered to organisations handling multiple clients or devices so that central admin manager can manage each device and assign specific roles and security features on each device depending upon the complexity of the data. The client installed on the device will automatically back up data at the defined data back up intervals.
There are many security precautions organisations can take:
There are host of security measures that organisations can take to fully secure end devices. End point security is never complete. These data centric damages can be controlled if data is backed up on time and can be recovered.
Mostly all the antivirus focus on the organisational computer systems and end points represents security vulnerabilities. The 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report highlights that over 90% of all attacks involve POS intrusion.
This is like you are insuring your business from unforeseen future threats. Using end point security organisations can guard huge losses that can occur from viruses, malwares and ransomwares. It’s a pre-disaster stage step that corporations take. To avoid forever critical data loss. Now a days, this is mostly compliance requirement if you are managing health insurance clients or handling critical health centric data all the end points must be secure to prevent data loss.
Giving access of devices to your employees, or co-workers helps in creating an environment of flexibility and innovation. People share centric from wherever they are and in-no time. Hindering access to devices does more harm to the business than creates growth. Instead giving them the flexibility of using devices really helps in growing business and creates faster decision making. Employees feel empowered and work more productively when they have access to the required data.