The new solution is powered by Carbon Black and its next-generation antivirus (NGAV) platform that can prevent threats automatically, including malware and advanced file-less attacks, and it’s available through eSentire’s partner channel. The announcement is a response to the ongoing struggle organizations face when deploying and managing NGAV platforms, according to Sean Blenkhorn, vice-president of solutions engineering and services for eSentire.
The numbers appear to back this up. A 2018 Ponemon Institute report says 41 per cent of organizations suggest their biggest challenge with antivirus is complexity, deployment and management, and that less than half of those organizations think they have enough resources to minimize IT endpoint risks. Additionally, nearly 65 per cent of organizations had endpoint attacks that successfully compromised assets or infrastructure in the last 12 months, and that’s with 76 per cent of those organizations using traditional antivirus to protect them. Only 15 per cent of organizations have replaced those traditional antivirus systems with next-gen ones.
“Leveraging our team of security experts and global threat intelligence, we guide our customers through their initial rapid deployment and then continuously adapt to harden, monitor, remediate and protect their business,” Blenkhorn wrote in a blog post.
Managed Endpoint Defense powered by Carbon Black Defense adds a layer of prevention and other tool sets that eSentire’s experts use to protect organizations no matter where their employees are based. Today’s response to advanced endpoint threats cannot be anything less than a combination of technology, expertise, analytics, automation and intelligence, said Aaron Sherrill, a senior analyst for 451 Research, and that’s something that’s difficult for most enterprises, let alone smaller mid-market businesses, to deliver on their own.
“While organizations are spending increasing amounts on endpoint protection, most are achieving only marginal results,” he said. “Solutions such as eSentire’s Managed Endpoint Defense alleviate the burden of endpoint protection while delivering the prevention, detection and response capabilities needed to combat today’s modern threats.”
Managed Endpoint Defense features include:
- Dedicated endpoint security team with consultative approach
- Initial set-up and ongoing, consultative, tuning and refinement of policies
- Continuous review of non-blocked policy violations with integrated refinements
- Global threat intelligence integration from eSentire Managed Detection and Response
- Integrated behavioral and cloud-based reputation to identify deceptive threats
- Automated blocking to stop advanced and file-less attacks
- Attack chain visualization
- Complete endpoint visibility
- Endpoint isolation capabilities to prevent lateral spread