CHOOSING ENDPOINT SECURITY AND DEVICE PROTECTION SOFTWARES.

There are numerous “Endpoint Security” which ensures device protection out there, and no doubt if you have been an ardent user of a computer or modern devices, you definitely would have come across various security practices regarding “Endpoints Security or Device Protection” in a lay term, securing your computing hardware, network, and mobile devices.

While these endpoint security for devices, are suggested by security experts based on research conducted and analysis of the security provided by these software’s, most users do not put into consideration or have no idea of the important factors that are necessary, before purchasing (for paid endpoint protections), or installing (for freeware endpoint protections).   

Yes, endpoint protections are essential, and of course everyone should have one, be it just a normal user or an enterprise (MNC’s organizations). However, before purchasing (for paid endpoints), or installing (for free endpoints), certain factors, are very essential/important. These factors are:

  • Organizations Reputation:

A list of afew organizations that provide endpoint security are: Kaspersky, Bitdefender, AVG, Avast, ESET, McAfee, Norton, Avira, CrowdStrike etc. It is important to research on these organization’s, and how long they have been in the business, as skills they say comes with experience, and experience are based on years of service provision or working.

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Organization’s reputation matters. Image-source: Fixitgearware (Created with DALL-E 3).
  • Organizations Cyber-Breach:

An organization that could boast of providing security, should in no way be involved in any cyber-incident that could exploit its customers information in any form. Yes, as perturbing as this sound, it is like a drug law enforcement agent, caught using hard substances, you can’t give what you don’t have. If the organization takes its security conscious, there is no doubt that your security would be of importance to them.  If such organization you are considering in using its endpoint security, has a long-lasting security reputation, they are not just a better choice, but also a perfect choice to consider.

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Know more about the organizations cyber-breach involvement. Image-source: Fixitgearware (Created with Dall-E 3).
  • Does the Endpoint Security Software Run Ads?:

There is no free launch anywhere they say, and to provide a service, one has to pay and paying involves money, and without revenue or support donations, then organization’s have no other choice than to run ads. At fixitgearware security, we believe that when it comes to security, endpoint security that run ads, are a no-no. You may ask why?

Software’s over time are vulnerable, and anti-spyware aren’t exceptions. If they run ads on the software, malicious hackers could find ways to inject malicious scripts, when they discover a security flaw in the version of the endpoint security running on the user’s device, which might lead to the security software being the malware provider/distributor, instead of providing security.

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Avoid Endpoint software’s that run Ads. Image-source: Fixitgearware (Created with Dall-E 3).
  • Existing Users Recommendations and Reviews:

The community they say are a herd of people who are strong together, and together they make up a good community, and making up a good community, is all about speaking the truth at all times. Therefore, before installing or purchasing the endpoint security, see what other existing users has to say about the vendors.

These opinions could be from the computational resources (which may slow down computing devices or exhaust hardware resources), or irregular billing (it does happen, where user’s setup recurring billing with their credit cards and get debited even when the product is yet to expire). These information’s are essential, to prevent system crashing (for computational resources), or financial loss (for irregular billing).

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Customers Reviews and Recommendations are Important. Image-source: Fixitgearware (Created with Dall-E 3).
  • Endpoint Security Cost and Provision:

This is essential like they say having your money’s worth is better than exorbitant charges. You don’t want to pay $100 USD, for a service that isn’t worth even $30 USD. Certain endpoint security services are overhyped due to brand-name, but might not even be close to the service they claim to provide, from a security expert point of view. 

If you do not know what to lookout for (Endpoint security provisioning), then this is why we are here at FixitGearWare Security, consult us and we would make the best suggestions, and provision for you.  This suggestion would be based on what we believe that is best for you, and after provisioning we would give you the first 30-days free for maintenance and any further enquiries.

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Does the service worth the cost?. Image-source: Fixitgearware (Created with Dall-E 3).
  • Billing and Discounts:

If the company offers recurring billing, then checkout the discount prices they have for such, or in simple terms, do they have coupon codes? Yes, we also believe in saving cost at FixitGearWare Security, as financial security (to prevent irregular spendings) are also important. A good standard practise is to also take the product for the first 12-months, instead of setting up recurring billing to see if the service is worth it or not.

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Always lookout on Billing Information of The Endpoint Services. Image-source: Fixitgearware (Created with Dall-E 3).
  • Customer Care and Services:

A product is as bad as its customer service.  If there is no one to attend to you, when a security issue arises on a paid service, then it shows a lack of concern for their users. Always lookout for the community ratings on the endpoint product customer care service, if you choose to use the product for a very long time. This service is essential mainly when you notice irregularities in your billing information’s.

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Do They Have Excellent Customer Service For Their Product ? Image-source: Fixitgearware (Created with Dall-E 3).
  • Real-Time Signature Updates:

Endpoint security and anti-malware have upgraded since the era of cloud services and computing. As threat and cyber-incidents are evolving every second, and over 4-billion internet users are at risk of being exploited, it is important not to be among the earth citizens who aren’t considering their internet safety a priority.

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Endpoint Security With Realtime Updates are An Excellent Choice Of Security. Image-source: Fixitgearware (Created with Dall-E 3).

If the endpoint security provides real-time signature engine update, then it is a perfect choice.  This implies you their user, is protected from trending malware or viruses as soon as they are disclosed, or from polymorphic malware (malware capable of changing its form).

While there are numerous criteria’s in scrutinizing an endpoint security service, before procuring them, at FixitGearWare Security, we made this list as the essential and fundamentals when considering the endpoint security services.

 

 

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