Device Management: What Are Endpoints and Why Protect Them?

The pandemic spawned a massive expansion of the remote access work environment. However, as businesses scrambled to embrace the new hybrid workforce, many SMBs did not have the IT expertise to lock down all the moving parts of their business networks. In addition, many didn’t realize that every remotely connected device represents an endpoint in your system. And each new endpoint potentially affords hackers a new, vulnerable entry point.

What Are Endpoints?

An endpoint is any device connected to your network, including cell phones, laptops, tablets, printers and other networked smart devices. Over the past few years, endpoints have significantly contributed to cybercrimes. The FBI reported a more than 400% increase in cybercrime since 2020. As a result, securing vulnerable endpoints has become a crucial part of cyber security and device management.

What is Endpoint Protection

Endpoint Protection is the cyber security that protects every networked device in your business from cyberattacks. It is estimated that more than 70% of cyberattacks are launched through a networked device endpoint. Therefore, device security is now of paramount importance. Unfortunately, the truth is daunting: One unprotected remote access device can give hackers an entry point to your entire network and all your hard-earned business data. What makes matters worse is that an unsuspecting employee can open the endpoint to an attack simply by not following cyber security best practices. Unfortunately, however, many SMBs have not taken endpoint protection seriously enough at a time when cybercriminals are creating increasingly more robust malware to help them breach your data.

What is Endpoint Detection and Response?

Endpoint Detection and Response, or EDR, is endpoint security combined with continuous monitoring and collection of endpoint data with an automated, permissions-based response and event analysis. Unfortunately, most SMBs are unaware of their endpoint vulnerabilities and, when attacked, cannot trace the incident and respond quickly enough to contain such a breach.

The primary purposes of an EDR are:

IT Experts Can Help Secure Your Endpoint Devices

Endpoint device protection is too important to be left to amateurs. There are many issues to identify at the user level before enlisting professional IT support. Here is the shortlist of some of the actions to be taken:

Online technology now encompasses so many areas of our personal and business lives. Cybercriminals love that there are so many new endpoints being added every day, all over the world. Each vulnerable endpoint device is an opportunity for them to breach your company’s data. Unfortunately, SMBs have neither the time nor the budget for a full-time IT department. However, with cyberattacks rapidly on the rise, it is essential to hire IT experts to assess your cyber vulnerabilities and help you design the best layers of protection for your hard-earned data.

DIGIGUARD Cyber Security Knows How to Lock Down Your Endpoints

DIGIGUARD, specializing in preventing cyber threats, has a wide array of solutions to protect against cybercrimes and ensure you have the best possible protection. It works with small and midsized businesses to establish cyber security best practices to ensure your confidential data is secure and all your endpoint devices have the specific protections they require, especially those used for remote-access work. For any business, cyberattacks can have devastating consequences. DIGIGUARD can assess your cyber risks and collaborate with you to design your company's best cyber security plan.

Call DIGIGUARD CYBER SECURITY at 833-33-CYBER (833-332-9237) and visit to discuss how you can increase your company’s level of cyber security, lock down your endpoints and avoid a deadly cyberattack.