The number of internet-connected devices in our homes has more than doubled since 2019, to a point where the average US household now has 25 connected devices at any one time. Whether it’s a computer, smartphone, voice assistant speaker, smart TV, or even a WiFi-enabled baby monitor, almost every home gadget these days has a networking capability. However, while these assistive technologies are intended to provide convenience, comfort, and a sense of luxury to our homes, most people are unaware of the additional risk these endpoints pose to our home networks due to the increased exposure they bring to cyber-attacks and other malicious activities campaigns.
To make matters worse, the rising popularity of work-from-home (WFH) arrangements means that home networks are becoming an increasingly attractive target for hackers looking to infiltrate sensitive company data without having to bypass sophisticated security systems. In fact, 35% of IT decision-makers stated that their remote workers have already put company data at risk, and 58 percent of companies believe remote workers would put them at risk of a data breach in the near future while working from home.
As a result, it’s imperative that you take endpoint protection seriously by putting measures in place to safeguard your personal and private data on your home devices. After all, a well-protected home means that you and your family can use the internet more securely while giving you peace of mind that any sensitive company information you have access to is safe.
What is endpoint security?
In short, endpoint security is the practice of protecting all entry (and exit) points in a network. These entry and exit points are commonly called “endpoint devices” and at home, typically consist of laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. Hackers and cybercriminals use these endpoints to access the data stored on your home devices before using a different endpoint to exfiltrate the stolen data.
Once they have successfully infiltrated your devices, you could fall victim to various attacks, including identity fraud, account takeovers, phishing attacks, extortion, and blackmail. For this reason, the endpoint security market is expected to grow to a staggering $29 billion by 2027.
ReasonLabs, the company behind the acclaimed RAV Endpoint Protection antivirus software, is one of the industry leaders in this field. This cyber security provider offers a myriad of tools and services that enable you to achieve enterprise-grade security for your home devices. This means you’ll have access to comprehensive endpoint protection, secure browsing, and machine learning threat intelligence that provides expert-level protection around the clock. This is the solution that can provide you with peace of mind in knowing that your personal devices are entirely protected if you work from home and access sensitive company data.
On that note, let’s look at some of their core features and how you can use them to achieve more robust endpoint security at home.
Secure every endpoint
ReasonLab’s RAV Endpoint Protection is a detection and response system for your home devices that analyzes and prevents attacks. Most homeowners, generally speaking, do not take cyber security risks seriously enough. They may install an antivirus program or perhaps a firewall, but most people’s knowledge of computers stops there. Unfortunately, this means that hackers will be able to exploit a number of weak intrusion points. Fortunately, RAV Endpoint Protection monitors your endpoint devices and makes sure they’re always protected and patched.
Behavioral analysis and machine learning
Using machine learning technology, ReasonLabs is able to offer a more tailored experience to home cyber protection. Over time, the software learns the behavior of your devices. With this finely tuned data, complex algorithms are able to more easily identify and preempt malware and other malicious attacks before they infiltrate your system. After all, prevention is always better than the cure.
On average, there is a hacking attack every 39 seconds. With such a constant threat, it’s important to keep your defenses up around the clock. ReasonLabs software continually scans your devices, detecting threats as they arise. Once threats are detected, RAV EDR attacks the threats and handles security breaches, thus protecting all of your endpoint devices 24 hours per day. To bolster your home security even further, ReasonLabs runs an internal Threat Intelligence Center (TIC), which is a research department tasked with obtaining information and intelligence about malware, threats, and other hazardous activities in the cybersecurity sector. When combined with the machine learning engine, ReasonLabs’ Endpoint Protection becomes one of the most comprehensive antivirus solutions on the market.
The majority of the risks to your home devices will arise through web browsing. Visits to compromised sites and the downloading of suspicious files, for example, can put your home devices at risk and expose your personal information. ReasonLabs offers persistent web browsing protection and defense against security breaches caused by suspicious sites to mitigate this risk. This also protects against phishing-related threats, malware, and ransomware.
Always remain vigilant
Aside from having an enterprise-grade home cybersecurity system, the most important thing you need to do is to remain vigilant. You should always have a firm understanding of the endpoints that are connected to your home system. Whether you keep a mental note or install a system that logs new connections is up to you.
Furthermore, it’s critical that you, and everybody else who uses endpoints in your home, practice good password hygiene. This means using strong, long, and complex passwords that are unique and are made up of a combination of characters and numbers, and symbols. Never use the same password twice.
Lastly, try to keep your endpoints encrypted at all times. This provides an additional layer of protection beyond passwords. Ultimately, the more barriers you place before a hacker, the less likely they will be to infiltrate your home devices successfully. Of course, manually encrypting each of your devices can be tiresome. However, through RAV Endpoint Protection, you can rest assured that your devices are safe and that your data and sensitive information are shielded from malicious attacks without the need for manual intervention.