How to Prove Endpoint Security Solutions Are Working

By: Absolute Editorial Team | 5/20/2015

Within today’s threat landscape, multiple endpoint protection tools are required to reduce the risk of data breaches. We talk about this often as a layered approach to data security. Although layers offer more protection, they also require more co-ordination. With so many devices, operating systems, solutions, and software versions, keeping track of all the moving pieces can be a challenge. In the event a security incident takes place, what good are these solutions if you cannot prove they were working properly?

Thankfully, there is a way to be confident that your endpoint security solutions are properly deployed and fully operational across all your devices. The solution is Absolute Data & Device Security (DDS).

Absolute DDS provides detailed data, by device, so you can quickly establish the health of your endpoint security – even if you use different vendors and versions for each solution. You can check on the status of anti-malware, anti-virus, and encryption solutions. Not only is this information important to satisfy compliance auditors in the event of a security incident, but you can also set up alerts to any changes (geographic alerts, encryption not working, user name change, etc) so that you can take pre-emptive action – regardless of device location. We talk about this more in our discussion of Setting Up Device Freeze Policies.

Absolute DDS can provide you with insight to the status of each endpoint so you can know with certainty that your devices, and the corporate data they contain, are properly protected.

In previous Ask Absolute videos, we have answered questions such as How Do I Securely Remove Data from a Device That’s Being Decommissioned? Stay tuned for more videos in the series and view them in full here.

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