Why Hosted Security Matters?

  • Hosted Security solutions are quick to deploy, operationally friendly, flexible and more effective
  • To choose the best hosted security platform, organizations should look at the ability to detect threats as well as how the solution deals with the human element
  • GravityZone Ultra won PC Mag’s Editors’ Choice award as the Best Hosted Endpoint Protection and Security Software for 2020

Hosting a party at home sounds like a lot of fun. But it also comes with the burden of preparing everything and cleaning afterward. Choosing to do the party at a venue simplifies all this and allows the host to have fun while the venue does the heavy lifting.

Running Endpoint Security in the traditional setup with on-premises deployment is still a requirement for some industries or countries. The security teams must go through the process of preparing and installing the back-end server and constantly making sure everything is kept up-to-date.

On the other hand, a hosted or cloud-delivered security solution leverages an always-up-to-date infrastructure – maintained on a 24/7 basis by the manufacturer – that is entirely hosted in the cloud. The security administrator can log in from the first moment to a web console and perform all the actions required to register devices, manage the licensing, initiate scans or generate reports.

But that’s not all. A hosted security solute is more flexible and more effective. Since the pandemic started and many employees began working from home and away from corporate networks, the flexibility of hosted solutions has become apparent. It doesn’t matter where the endpoint is located, as long as it has access to the internet. All management functions are available independent of the endpoint’s location, with all services are seamlessly delivered both for the administrator and the end-user. The hosted solutions also contribute to a safer cyberspace by incorporating the most advanced cloud ML algorithms and the latest feeds of global threat intelligence.

How do you find the best hosted Endpoint Security solution?

Choosing the best-suited hosted endpoint security solution is ultimately a decision that each organization should make based on its particularities. But with so many options available, help is always welcomed.

PC Mag just published their latest review of the Best Hosted Endpoint Protection and Security Software for 2020. They put the leading solutions to the test and now provide their recommendation for this year. When describing the testing methodology, PC Mag notes that most vendors are capable of deploying technologies that are highly effective against known malware. Without excluding the known malware batches from the test, they looked for a different, highly relevant testing angle: how the solutions cope with users. Quoting PC Mag: “the weakest security link in any organization’s defense chain is always going to be the people that work there.” Therefore, the testing methodology included a batch of scenarios involving phishing attacks and users’ browsing behavior.

Bitdefender GravityZone Ultra was among the reviewed solutions and “proved to be a great security software platform with excellent testing results, loads of advanced features, and a well thought-out policy management system.” All this and the best-in-class detection and response capabilities made Bitdefender once again the top pick for Editors’ Choice award. For the in-depth review of Bitdefender GravityZone visit https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/bitdefender-gravityzone-ultra.