The cloud is a general term used to describe a network of servers that applies massive processing and storage capabilities to the business.
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In the context of next-generation endpoint security, this can mean allowing companies to take advantage of unfiltered data, predictive analytics, machine learning, and behavioral analytics to secure their endpoints from all types of attacks and malicious activities.
Almost every company has some application in the cloud these days, and cloud adoption is growing rapidly. Recent SANS research shows that 96% of organizations are using business applications in private and public clouds and over 66% expect to increase cloud usage by 30% or more.
Endpoint security is a perfect use case to move to the cloud, as it has essentially become a big data problem. By capturing and analyzing the high volumes of endpoint data available today, companies can combine that with threat intelligence to stay one step ahead of today’s emerging attacks. The cloud helps turn endpoints into surveillance cameras, with predictive and real-time analytics capabilities that not only identify known threats, but also unknown ones as well.
With the computational power and agility of the cloud, companies can finally start to outsmart the smartest of attackers.
The cloud is quickly becoming one of the only ways companies can confidently secure their endpoints. Here is a quick look at a few of the top benefits the cloud provides:
In its 2017 Security Priorities Study, IDC researchers found that organizations are actively researching cloud- and analytics-focused security solutions. They are looking to invest in technologies like big data analytics, behavior monitoring and analysis, and cloud-based security services.
Why are companies so keen on these technologies? Here are a few insights from some top security experts on the benefits of moving to the cloud.
In today’s world of rapidly evolving threats, there is only one choice for companies that want the most innovative and secure solution – and that’s an endpoint security platform that runs in the cloud.
Superior protection, actionable visibility, and simplified operations are just a few of the reasons that people are moving to the cloud. The ability to take advantage of unfiltered data, predictive analytics, and the massive processing power of the cloud all drive a quality of endpoint security that can’t be found elsewhere.
The cloud can provides a cost-effective solution that provides the highest degree of security without straining security staffs. And it gives companies the advantage of advanced tools such as machine learning and big data analytics, allowing them to evaluate, predict, and remediate threats better than ever before. The cloud also simplifies operations with a management model that uses a single fully converged agent console for easy deployment and implementation. All endpoints are protected with the latest security intelligence, all the time, no matter where they are.