Today’s threat landscape is evolving at an alarming rate. In order to keep pace with their customers, Dell Technologies deploys an intrinsic security approach that is intelligent, pervasive and built into the infrastructure, platforms and devices that our customers use. For years, Dell has been embedding hundreds of dedicated professional security engineers across our product lines to design and build products from the ground up with customers’ security in mind.
Endpoint security, or endpoint protection, refers to securing endpoints — such as desktops, laptops, and mobile devices — from cybersecurity threats. Endpoints can create entry points to organisational networks which cybercriminals can exploit. Endpoint security thus protects these entry points from malicious attacks. Nation-states, hacktivists, organized crime, and malicious and accidental insider attacks are at risk to organizations of all sizes. Endpoint security is also seen as the frontline in cybersecurity, which is one of the first places businesses look to protect their enterprise networks.
Businesses that do not provide employees with up-to-date endpoint security on their devices are not only at risk of the abovementioned attacks but can also jeopardise customer trust and loyalty if a security breach happens to take place. They demand solutions that offer higher efficiency, reliability, protection, mobility, and versatility. Having good endpoint security in place can ensure that attackers are kept at bay - from Wi-Fi connection to the workstation and everything in between.
Over the past few years, the cost of data loss due to inadequate protection and more advanced hacking has grown to a more serious level. Small businesses are dealing with several risks associated with securing data: from hacking and other malicious attempts to mounting compliance concerns to address privacy mandated by internal policy and POPIA. It has become even more crucial for businesses to guard their data on top of customer data and intellectual property.
But how do you secure your data in a manner that is less intrusive and more transparent? The key elements of an effective data protection strategy include the hard drives in your dedicated storage, including those that are found in PCs. Without proper protection, the storage in these devices can be physically removed and forcefully hacked using many of the available data retrieval methods.
At the endpoint, Dell offers:
Enable end users to smartly and safely collaborate without disruptions with AI technology that protects, controls and monitors data across hybrid environments while also preventing 99% of malware. And, with embedded and efficient compliance reporting, you can verify and prove your data is always protected.
Protect your business ecosystem and keep your environment free of threats with comprehensive threat management powered by telemetry and security experts. These solutions provide efficient and timely security insights by utilising AI, machine learning and skilled professionals for efficient and effective responses to cyber incidents.
Dell Encryption provides a data-centric, policy-based approach to encryption which protects data on any device or external media. Designed for easy deployment, end-user transparency, and hassle-free compliance, Dell Encryption delivers a high level of protection, fills critical security gaps and allows you to manage encryption policies for multiple endpoints and operating systems–all from a single management console. Dell Encryption is a flexible suite of enhanced security solutions that include software-based encryption, enhanced management of Microsoft® BitLocker, and protection of data on external media, self-encrypting drives, mobile devices and data in public cloud storage services.
Remote workers face many of the same security risks as on-site employees. However, their unique situation exacerbates some security risks and creates new ones. For example; phishing attacks, malware infections, and regulatory non-compliance.
Effective remote work security involves identifying and addressing the unique security risks and challenges faced by remote workers. Remote workers require secure remote access to corporate resources, secure Internet access, data security strategies, and endpoint security solutions.
With Dell endpoint security the end-user is protected by:
Popular endpoint security solutions primarily focus on the local operating system and the applications layered above it. This leaves the lowest level of the PC stack, the BIOS, vulnerable to malicious attacks that can incapacitate your entire system. When malware owns the BIOS, it owns the PC and access into the network. BIOS attack is an extremely high impact compromise - attacking the root of trust for the PC and are thus very persistent. If an attacker gains access to the BIOS, they can compromise all of the device’s endpoint security capabilities, as well as an organisation’s entire network. This type of attack is highly technical and when executed, very damaging. Guard your organisation against stealthy and silent attacks utilizing Dell’s off-host BIOS verification. These controls mitigate the risk of BIOS tampering as well as bring them to your attention, allowing you to quickly find and quarantine any infected PCs.
Many of today’s endpoint security solutions focus primarily on the operating system level. This can leave things such as user credentials vulnerable to malicious attacks. Keeping an organisation’s data out of harm's reach, whether it be their intellectual property or customer’s Personally Identifiable Information, is foundational to data security. Ensure that your devices are safe and help your employees stay protected from malware attacks with Dell's exclusive security chip that stores end users’ authentication credentials. SafeID is a hardware-based, storage solution that better protects your information by keeping it isolated and out of attackers’ reach.
Businesses must urge their team members to do their part and provide them with the knowledge and resources to make educated, secure decisions. In a landscape as revolutionary, fast-changing and complex as cybersecurity, it is critical that end-users and ITC departments stay agile and do their best to protect the company and their personal devices at all costs.
Here are six tips to get your security plan started:
From delivering the industry’s most secure commercial PCs to practising the highest levels of security within Dell, this industry leader is committed to doing its part to help organisations and customers globally - from end-user to endpoint.