As cybercriminals increasingly exploit vulnerabilities in the hybrid workplace, they’ve set their sights on the ever-growing number of endpoints such as work-from-home devices. That’s why endpoint security is now a critical first line of defense. And the most effective defense begins with a zero-trust approach to endpoint security.
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“The traditional ways of securing access to the corporate network, applications, and data are no longer fit for purpose,” says Ian Pratt, Head of Security for Personal Systems at HP Inc.
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A zero-trust approach protects end users and their organizations from high-risk actions such as:
What’s needed is a way to enable users to do their work without interference but keep their endpoints safe in the background. HP Wolf Security can provide such seamless protection.
Importantly, containment technology makes it possible for users to open any email attachment without restriction. Containment works in the background, with no need for restrictive IT policies for attachments.
Applying a zero-trust approach to endpoints means stopping even undetectable threats. It means applying hardware-enforced isolation technology such as micro virtual machines to isolate malware.
“The traditional ways of securing access to the corporate network, applications, and data are no longer fit for purpose,” says Ian Pratt, head of security for personal systems at HP Inc. “Critical data is being hosted outside the enterprise firewall.”
Source: HP Wolf Security, “Blurred Lines and Blindspots,” 2021
Users who let someone else use a work computer multiple times a day
Employees who say they’ve let another person use their company device
Workers who admit they use a work laptop for “life admin”
Workers who say working remotely blurs the lines between home and professional life
Beyond the operation of endpoint devices outside of corporate networks, research shows that user behavior also exposes them in the hybrid work context.
Which is why 91% of the global IT decision-makers participating in a 2021 survey now consider endpoint security to be just as critical as network security.
Securing hybrid work environments has become a critical need for businesses of all kinds, and getting there requires a zero-trust approach to endpoint security. Among the benefits of such an approach: stopping attacks on an organization at their point of entry, before they can spread. This may mean, for example, isolating an attack on an end user’s personal computer.
Here’s how to make it work for your organization.
Even as employees return to the office following pandemic-imposed lockdowns, they’re demanding more flexibility. And employers are discovering the benefits of hybrid work environments, including reduced costs due to a smaller real estate footprint.
But the world of hybrid work comes with a major security concern: a proliferation of distributed endpoints.
Spurred in part by all those newly vulnerable laptops and even printers used for work outside the protective umbrella of corporate IT networks, companies have seen a spike in cyberattacks.
“Without all of the prepandemic sources of visibility of devices, including how they are being used and by whom, IT and security teams are working with clouded vision,” says Burkey.
“With employees working remotely, the lines between work and personal equipment are blurred and everyday actions—such as opening an attachment—can have serious consequences,” says Joanna Burkey, chief information security officer at HP Inc.
Zero trust means assuming that no hardware, software, or log-in is secure. It means verifying everything. It works by leveraging user and device identities, firmware and software configuration, and broader contextual information to make security and access decisions.
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Providing high-fidelity alerts thanks to in-memory breach detection
Enhancing threat data collection through cloud-based intelligence
Enabling remote recovery from firmware attacks via self-healing firmware
Shrinking the addressable attack surface through virtualization
HP Wolf Security delivers comprehensive protection by:
Learn how some of the most security-conscious organizations in the world secure their endpoints by using zero-trust principles at HP Wolf Security.
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Today’s hybrid work world requires a new approach to endpoint security that can secure laptops and other work devices as employees use them at home.
Altogether, HP Wolf Security provides comprehensive endpoint protection rooted in zero-trust principles, starting at the hardware level and extending across software and services. It harnesses state-of-the-art technologies to reduce pressure on IT.
HP Wolf Security also offers threat monitoring through its Pro Security Service geared toward PCs. And its separate Managed Print Services provides expert-led print protection.
For example, HP Wolf Security’s Sure Click Enterprise powered by Bromium uses hardware-enforced isolation to open downloads in a virtual machine. As a result, any malware inadvertently downloaded with an attachment runs entirely separately from the host hardware, keeping other applications and data safe.
HP Wolf Security provides PC hardware security, print hardware security, PC security services, and enterprise security services and solutions.
“The leading technology of the future will be secure by design and intelligent enough to not simply detect threats but to contain and mitigate their impact and to recover quickly in the event of a breach, which could happen at any time, to any one of us,” explains Pratt.
With Wolf Security, HP builds on more than 20 years of endpoint security innovation, helping organizations respond to the urgent need for a new kind of endpoint security that can protect the remote workforce without hampering productivity.
“The time has come for organizations to start protecting against the unknown, which means utilizing zero trust, but in a way that is transparent to the user,” Pratt says.
Opening email attachments, which can trigger ransomware and other malware to launch
Opening files on USB devices that can contain malware
Web browsing, which can fool users into clicking malicious links
From the maker of the world’s most secure PCs and printers , HP Wolf Security is a new breed of endpoint security. HP’s portfolio of hardware-enforced security and endpoint-focused security services is designed to help organizations safeguard PCs, printers, and people from circling cyberpredators. HP Wolf Security provides comprehensive endpoint protection and resilience that starts at the hardware level and extends across software and services.