There are multiple factors contributing to the increasing complexity of managing endpoint security. From hybrid and remote workplaces to bring your own device (BYOD) programs and cloud solutions, small and mid-size businesses are having difficulty providing a flexible workplace while keeping devices secure. The work-from-anywhere IT environment is one that expands the security plane, with a report from Devolutions showing that in the past year, 60% of small and mid-size businesses reported at least one cyber attack. Nearly one-fifth reported at least six.
If your company is one of the many still relying on legacy endpoint security solutions that use manual analysis and updates, you are probably struggling to keep pace with the risks confronting your systems and data. An AI-based endpoint security solution will allow you to prevent attacks while reducing costs and recovering IT staff time. As your fleet of devices grows, the scalability of an AI-based solution becomes critical.
Here are some of the important challenges affecting legacy and uncoordinated endpoint security:
Multiple, Patched-Together Solutions: In the absence of a comprehensive endpoint security solution, vulnerable organizations will need to use a cobbled-together approach. Even so, they will likely rack up costs related to investigation and recovery in the case of a phishing or ransomware attack, as well as the potential for compliance- or regulatory-related fines.
A Reaction-Based Strategy: When using traditional, signature-based protection, your staff will always be reacting to known threats without making any progress in preventing future attacks.
Redundant Costs and Solutions: When organizations use a variety of solutions across business units, they struggle to get effective oversight of security, are likely not in compliance, and may even have redundant costs. These costs tend to be more common after a merger or acquisition when companies are attempting to integrate IT environments.
Moving to AI-Based Endpoint Security
Your organization can address all of these challenges by replacing your signature-based protection with a comprehensive endpoint security solution that uses AI to address known and unknown threats, as well as zero-day threats, without needing updates and patches. Skipping patches and updates is associated with security threats, but companies also tend to run into errors with patches and updates, so it is even better if they are not required.
An effective endpoint security solution powered by AI can allow your company some key benefits:
- Identify and address potential threats while requiring minimal involvement from IT security staff.
- Manage and monitor security across your growing fleet of devices, even those involved in a BYOD program.
- Utilize lightweight disk and memory resource requirements to allow for minimal impact on performance.
If your organization is struggling to maintain adequate endpoint security, it may be time to consider an AI-based solution. Contact us at Safari Solutions to discuss your company’s specific challenges and how a modern endpoint security approach might better equip you for threat detection and mitigation.