Protecting the expanding perimeter: a Reference Architecture for Endpoint Security

Protecting the expanding perimeter: a Reference Architecture for Endpoint Security

Do you have full visibility on your endpoints?  Are all your endpoints securely configured and managed, even when off the corporate network?  Can you contain and analyze an endpoint attack, regardless of where the endpoint is?

As numbers of remote workers increase, enterprise networks become more interconnected, and as visibility on the network shrinks, the end user and their endpoints have become the growing focus of advanced attacks.

Every CISO has experienced the unique challenges of endpoint security – of selecting technologies that best match business needs and deliver effective defense.  In order to adapt an integrated, holistic and workable endpoint management strategy, CISOs – particularly of larger enterprises and public sector organizations – must reexamine policies and technology choices against an ever-changing and sophisticated threat landscape.

In this first paper of our Reference Architecture series, we consider endpoint security and the relevant protection technologies from some of the industry’s leading vendors.  We use the widely recognized National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CST) to identify these activities, and categorize them by their respective components from Secure Blueprint, our strategic approach to cybersecurity program management. We base our analysis of the solutions on our real-world experience in deploying, integrating and managing these technologies.

Our aim is to help you to help you make smart technology decisions in an ever-crowded and noisy endpoint security market.

To better understand your endpoint risk posture and identify gaps that may exist with your current endpoint protection technologies, click here to read our Endpoint Reference Architecture.