With the increasing use of business devices inside and outside the office, endpoint security is crucial. While remote work isn’t a new concept, it has become more popular since the pandemic. Leading to the increasing importance for endpoint security. In a nutshell, endpoint security protects your business infrastructure and data but securing mobile devices (such as laptops, mobiles and tablets). For more information about endpoint security, read our complete guide to what endpoint security is and how it benefits businesses. Now, artificial intelligence (AI) endpoint security is leading the way in the fight against attacks, without you even knowing that it’s there.
How AI Endpoint Security Works
AI-powered endpoint security works by leveraging AI and machine learning algorithms to monitor, analyse, and protect business devices from a wide range of cybersecurity threats.
The process typically involves continuous data collection from these endpoints, including system behaviours, network traffic, and user activities. AI algorithms then process this data to establish a baseline of what’s considered normal behaviour for each endpoint. When any anomaly is detected, such as suspicious network activity, unauthorised access attempts, or unusual file behaviour, the AI algorithms raise alerts or take automated actions to mitigate the threat.
Over time, these AI systems learn and adapt to the evolving threat landscape becoming increasingly effective at recognising and responding to new and sophisticated threats. AI-powered endpoint security provides a proactive and intelligent defence mechanism.
Benefits of AI Endpoint Security
Advanced Threat Detection
AI-powered endpoint security can identify and analyse complex threats like polymorphic malware and targeted attacks. It can recognise patterns and behaviours indicative of malicious activity, even when there are no known signatures or indicators of compromise.
AI continually monitors the behaviour of business endpoints, looking for deviations from normal patterns. For example, if an employee’s device suddenly starts accessing sensitive data it shouldn’t, the AI can raise an alert.
By analysing historical data and trends, AI can predict potential security issues. For a business, this might mean anticipating an increase in phishing attempts during tax season.
Automated Threat Response
When a threat is detected, AI can take immediate action to isolate the affected endpoint, disconnect it from the network, or deploy patches or updates. This automation reduces response time and limits the potential impact of an attack.
Reduced False Positives
AI algorithms can learn from past incidents and adapt to an organisation’s specific environment. This helps reduce false alarms and ensures that security teams can focus their attention on genuine threats.
Business endpoints are often spread across different locations and time zones. AI provides 24/7 monitoring, ensuring that all endpoints are protected around the clock.
Real-Time Threat Intelligence
AI can tap into threat intelligence feeds and databases to provide businesses with up-to-the-minute information about emerging threats, helping them stay ahead of attackers.
User and Entity Behaviour Analytics (UEBA)
UEBA powered by AI can detect insider threats, such as employees abusing their access privileges or unusual user activity that might indicate a compromised account.
AI systems continuously learn from new threats and adapt their detection and response mechanisms accordingly. This means that as threat landscapes change, the endpoint security remains effective.
Reduced Dwell Time
Swift detection and automated responses significantly reduce the dwell time of threats within a business network. This minimises the damage an attacker can cause.
Compliance and Reporting
Many businesses must adhere to regulatory compliance standards. AI-driven endpoint security solutions can generate compliance reports, making it easier for businesses to demonstrate their adherence to regulations.
Protection Against Fileless Attacks
AI can detect and block fileless attacks, which are increasingly used by cybercriminals to evade traditional security measures.
Reduced Risk of Data Breaches
By proactively identifying and mitigating threats, AI endpoint security helps businesses reduce the risk of costly data breaches, protecting sensitive customer data and preserving the organisation’s reputation.
Sydney ICT Brings AI Endpoint Security to Your Business
In our quest to ensure we’re offering the best IT solutions to our clients; we’ve found that AI endpoint security offers a layer of protection that is essential in the battle against ever-evolving cyber threats.
That’s why we’ve partnered with SentinelOne to bring you an endpoint security solution that can act faster and smarter than any human-powered solution. With SentinelOne, you aren’t just protected from known threats, it learns and adjusts for a solution that is tailored specifically to your business.
Given the increasing prevalence of cyber-attacks, traditional endpoint management is no longer robust enough for modern businesses. Here at Sydney ICT, we’re embracing an automated AI solution to ensure that you receive a resilient, reliable, and scalable endpoint security strategy. If you’d like to know more about how our endpoint security solution can offer your business comprehensive protection, get in touch today.