Avecto’s proactive endpoint security software, Defendpoint, uniquely combines the technologies of privilege management, application control and sandboxing to protect the operating system, software environment and user data from unknown cyber threats.
Defendpoint empowers employees to be free, without security compromise. Complementing existing patching and antimalware strategies, it offers strength and depth across both desktops and servers as a holistic solution to endpoint security.
Sandboxing technology: A safety net for online threats- Avecto’s proactive endpoint security software, Defendpoint, uniquely combines the technologies of privilege management, application control and sandboxing to protect the operating system, software environment and user data from unknown cyber threats.
With a solid security foundation in place, the challenge is to find a solution to mitigate the biggest window of opportunity for malware to enter the network: the internet. Employees browsing websites carrying hidden threats or opening untrusted documents are becoming direct targets for attackers. Vulnerabilities in software and applications such as Java, Silverlight and Adobe Reader can result in an employee being unknowingly compromised simply by viewing a website or downloading a document.
So that user productivity is unrestricted, there is a need for internet sites and documents to be isolated from sensitive private data whilst still being viewable by the user – so that online activity is protected by a safety net.
This is where Defendpoint Sandboxing comes in. Seamless to the end user, the technology keeps untrusted documents in a contained environment, preventing malware from executing. Defendpoint uses the native security of Windows to create an isolated container for any untrusted tasks. Unlike other sandboxing technologies that rely on layers of virtualization, there is no need for higher specification PCs.
Instead, using the mature Windows approach, Defendpoint focuses on managing the flow of content in and out of the sandbox so that enterprises have the peace of mind that any threats they face from the internet are contained.
Documents downloaded from the internet are automatically merged with the user’s profile, allowing them to edit, save and print as normal while the file remains protected by the safety net of the sandbox. However, any private files are protected and when reopened, they will automatically remain isolated; increasing security without impacting on the user experience.
With solid security foundations in place with privilege management and application control, sandboxing is the natural third pillar in an effective endpoint security strategy. Defendpoint Sandboxing is tightly integrated with these technologies, allowing you to create and define more targeted rules inside the sandbox. This stops malware attacks from launching, protecting workers and businesses from cyber threats.
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