Carbon Black recently published a whitepaper on the reasons and benefits of moving endpoint security to the cloud; this is the first excerpt from that guide, which you can find here. For more information about how the Cb Predictive Security Cloud, Carbon Black's comprehensive endpoint protection platform, delivers next-generation security services through the cloud, check out our weekly Cb Defense Live Demo, every Wednesday at 2PM EST, 11AM PST.
Technology has certainly empowered the adversary, across far more attack surfaces than just endpoints alone. In fact, many other security disciplines have been forced to adapt to increasingly sophisticated attacks — and when they do, they all turn to the same foundation: big data.
The analogy is as simple as moving from a lock on a door to a video surveillance system, but we see it manifest in many different ways. Consider these examples:
Credit Card Fraud Detection. Instead of relying on the cardholder to check his or her bill, credit card companies use big data to detect fraud through large-scale analysis of every transaction in real-time.
Online Authentication. Passwords are vulnerable, and two-factor authentication is obtrusive. That’s why some websites now validate identity by analyzing users’ behaviors and matching them to a usage profile.
Spam Filtering. Web-based spam filtering systems look across billions of messages and metadata to find spam and spammers.
Security systems that capture, centralize, and analyze data are far more effective than those that perform a spot check at a single point in time. In short, the better your data, the better your protection.
For too long, endpoint security has followed the antiquated “point-in-time” security model: if the executable doesn’t match a known malware signature, let it run.
It’s now time for endpoint security to move to a new model built on big data in the cloud. Only by applying the unlimited processing power and scale of the cloud to the endpoint security problem can we keep up with — and even predict — the threats coming our way.
Listen to our security experts at Carbon Black and Network Security Engineer Christopher St. Amand at PeoplesBank during a recent webinar where we discussed the benefits of cloud-based security platforms and how they apply to your specific needs.
Thanks for joining us as we explored "Moving Endpoint Security to the Predictive Cloud," our whitepaper on the reasons and benefits of moving endpoint security to the cloud. You can click here to get a copy of the full report. Join us next week as we continue to profile this report.
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