Endpoint Security – What Is It?

The Basics

Endpoint security seeks to secure an end-user’s entry or endpoints when using a device on a network, such as a smartphone, a laptop, and even smartwatches. Security systems protect or effectively guard these endpoints against a variety of risks, whether it be threat actors, hackers, criminals or insiders looking to exploit the systems illegally.

Sophisticated endpoint security provides complete protection against those sitting behind malware wanting to damage, extract or deliberately infect global systems.

Cybersecurity is increasingly becoming a number one priority from the smallest business to the biggest national state and conglomerate looking to protect themselves from attack.

And as endpoints become smarter and more complex, so does the threat of sophisticated data breaches.

What Does Endpoint Security Do?

Endpoint protection software is used to protect against spyware, such as banking Trojans, keyloggers and credentials dumpers. Files, both executable and non-executable, are scanned to predict and prevent viruses, worms, backdoors, wipers, coin-miners, and more.

The main aim of endpoint security is to protect data by blocking or containing cyber- attacks.

Deep Instinct’s Advanced Endpoint Solution

Deep Instinct offers an advanced security software solution that applies deep learning algorithms to provide endpoint protection.

This platform offers a multi-layer cloak: a prediction and prevention first approach, followed by detection and response, against known and unknown cyber threats. Their cybersecurity product is powered by deep learning, a particular type of Artificial Intelligence algorithm technology.

Bristling with the most advanced AI technology, their Deep Static Analysis provides far greater accuracy than other cybersecurity and heuristic solutions. It is more accurate than classical machine learning algorithms, resulting from lower detection rates and higher false positives.

The endpoint security platform predicts and prevents any malicious file upon the file’s initial access on the device and can perform a full file scan during the initial installation or on demand.

Behavioral analysis capabilities can provide endpoint detection and respond to the malicious business logic of malware.

Deep Instinct’s software covers all encryption techniques with a near 100% detection rate and an industry-low false positive rate following extensive testing of thousands of files.

It also detects shellcodes and Remote Code Injection techniques used to move laterally between processes.

Post-execution analysis means that the system rapidly classifies malware in real-time with no human interaction into seven different types, using their unique deep learning malware classification module.

Designed to Protect All Endpoints 

It will also describe the process chain that caused the attack and is equipped with tools, such as static and sandboxing analysis, to analyze the threats found within an organization.

Deep Instinct’s solution is designed to protect all endpoints in any environment and to deploy their solution in augmentation with any software solution implemented.

It can be configured without the user interface being visible through the management console. It can later be displayed without reinstalling the endpoint protection agent.

 

Deep Instinct is currently developing an option to perform dynamic analysis in its endpoint security. In addition, every malicious file detected or prevented is uploaded to the D-Appliance to run additional static and dynamic analyses to provide additional forensic information.

Although Deep Instinct has been designed to work in parallel with existing products, it can replace many endpoint security platforms, including anti-virus, anti-malware, endpoint protection, and sandboxing solutions.