Endpoint Security is the practice of protecting each of the user’s computers on a network. By providing protection for each endpoint, if malware, ransomware (malicious software that ask for a payment to remove itself), or a virus gets inside the network and infects one endpoint, the others are still protected. The malicious software typically infects an endpoint in one of three ways.
Think of a firewall as the front door of your house. If you only have a screen door, it will stop flies and bugs and may get someone to knock nicely. But, it will not stop anyone who really wants to come in. On the other hand, if you have a three foot thick bank vault door, then almost no one is getting through it.
With a quick google search and downloading free tools, anyone with physical access to a server can reset the administrator password and have full access within a few minutes. Securing the server in a locked room however, is not the only physical security that a business owner needs to be concerned with.
Hardly a day goes by without an announcement of a well-known major corporation that has had its website or computer system compromised, resulting in the theft of its customer’s private information.