An endpoint is any device that provides an entry point to company assets and applications and represents a potential cybersecurity vulnerability. For example, desktops, laptops, servers, workstations, smartphones and tablets. This is why endpoint security refers to the practice of protecting enterprise networks against threats originating from remote or local devices.
Why is it important
With the rise of telecommuting, any device connected to the enterprise network can pose a risk. A good endpoint security policy allows the most private information to be safeguarded and prevents unauthorized access to corporate data and information. One of the reasons why endpoint protection is important is the improvement in the ability to anticipate a cyberattack, minimize response time and exposure to cyberattacks, block and stop possible threats, among others.