What is Endpoint Protection?

The digital world is full of data. It’s a lot to keep track of, especially if you’re an IT supervisor and responsible for a bunch of servers in the datacenter. The good news is that Commvault Endpoint Data Protection can help you manage data across all your servers.

A popular source for endpoints data protection technology, the Commvault Endpoint Data Protection platform removes burdens from your IT operations through centralized endpoint data management and protection.

Endpoint Data Protection comes with multiple applications that make it easy to perform security, compliance and monitoring functions in a unified way.

You can also use Commvault to manage the entire enterprise infrastructure, regardless of the size or type of business you are in.


An Overview of Endpoint Data Protection


Annually, the number of endpoints affected by botnet activity increases from a few million to several billion. Most of these devices are connected to the Internet via mobile devices or coffee machines, which can be easily infected with malware and protectlessly exposed to hackers.

Mandatory data protection for endpoint devices has long been a cornerstone of security-conscious IT organizations, but it can be time consuming and costly. Endpoint data protection is an emerging technology that is increasing in importance as more organizations adopt mobile computing.

Commvault Endpoint Data Protection (EDP) delivers true endpoint data protection with virtual private networks (VPN), intrusion detection systems (IDSs), malware analysis and other advanced security features.

The solution has been tailored specifically for these devices, enabling organizations to meet the requirements of IT departments without being tied up in the complexities of traditional endpoint security solutions.Commvault EDP provides two levels of protection: Endpoint Data Protection (EDP) and Single Platform Security Technology (SPST). With EDP, you focus on protecting your most critical endpoints while still having control over what software you install on those devices.

With SPST you have full control over what software is installed on your device, including everything from Microsoft Office to Android apps to constantly updating Linux kernel versions.With both levels of protection it’s easy for IT admins to keep their employees productive regardless of which platform they’re on.

The products also offer complete compliance with PCI DSS standards as well as GDPR compliance standards from many vendors like Google and Microsoft .


Automated Protection and Recovery


An individual’s data is protected by two layers of technology: a firewall and a central server.

The firewall secures each computer’s network traffic, while the server acts as an agent to monitor the integrity of data.If the firewall detects a breach in network security, it will notify the central server, which then initiates automated recovery and monitoring so that data is not lost during a possible breach.

The software also includes a built-in infection scanner that identifies potential threats and communicates with the central server to detect viruses, worms, and malware.

Comprehensive Data Management


Data protection is a critical part of the enterprise IT infrastructure. Commvault Endpoint Data Protection protects the data of your mission-critical applications and services from unwanted changes and attacks, such as unauthorized downloads or unauthenticated access to your data.

Endpoint Data Protection helps you to manage and secure your data in a simple, powerful way, via simplified data protection, including:1.

Data loss prevention (DLP): Ensures that endpoints are protected from unauthorized access by blocking all unauthorized content from being downloaded onto the endpoint’s local storage and by ensuring endpoints are not exposed to unwanted files such as Trojans.

  • Anti-malware: Protects against malware like the infamous Zeus virus, the so-called “super virus.”
  • Anti-spam: Protects against spam email messages with signature detection and blocking of known spam email addresses.
  • File integrity: Ensures that files get downloaded onto your endpoint without having been modified or tampered with in transit.
  • Encryption: Encrypts your data so that it can’t be read by unauthorized parties while on public networks or using public wireless networks (BSS).

You can also choose to encrypt all or only certain data depending on whether you want to protect sensitive database information or personal data that you want to share with others for free use.


Customer Success Stories


Some of the largest companies in the world rely on Commvault Endpoint Data Protection to protect their data. In fact, they’re so dependent on it they’ve named data protection their #1 priority.

There are three primary areas where Commvault Endpoint Data Protection excels:Data protection of critical data throughout your organization; No single point of failure; Efficient and effective support.The application of this technology is simple in concept: you can use it to protect your data from theft and loss, as well as from viruses and other types of damage.

Yet it’s more than that. If you want to learn more about the Commvault Endpoint Data Protection product line, I highly recommend reading my previous article which details the benefits endpoints have when using this application solution.


Conclusion


The use of endpoint data protection has traditionally been seen as a technology issue, and it’s easy to see why. Endpoint data protection (EDP) is a very technical solution for managing endpoints. How can you keep your company data safe?

How do you ensure that your vital files are protected from outside sources?Endpoint data protection can be a complex technology solution that requires complex technical knowledge and expertise to implement.

It is typically not a software-based solution, although it may be part of an integration with another technology. In this category, EDP involves the use of hardware solutions such as virtual hard disks (VHDs), file servers, and storage arrays.