Why You Still Need Endpoint Malware Protection

Without sufficient endpoint malware protection your organization could be left exposed in the event of a cyber attack.

Your organization may be doing its best to protect itself against cyber threats, but the reality is that most companies are falling short. Sure, most organizations are using standard antivirus protection on all their machines, but today that is often not enough. While antivirus programs are beneficial, and necessary, they can’t offer the endpoint protection necessary to stop malware and other types of cyber attacks.

Importance of Endpoint Malware Protection

Barkly recently conducted a study of organizations and found that over the past 12 months, malware was detected in 47% of organizations, executed at 37%, caused damage at 25%, and caused irreversible or catastrophic damage at 14%.

These grim numbers show that malware is still alive and flourishing among organizations around the world. Endpoint malware protection solutions such as IBM BigFix take the fight against these cyber threats to the next level by not only defending against malware and other cyber threats, but responding and mitigating any damage in the event that some type of threat is found.

Detection is only half the battle in the quest to protect your organization

Detecting a malware infection is beneficial, but often not nearly enough. Once a piece of malware infiltrates your corporate network, it can quickly propagate to other machines and cause problems almost immediately. Many times, it can go undetected for quite some time, which can only multiply the issues when it is found.

Detecting malware needs to go a step further and bridge the gap found with so many endpoint tools between threat detection and remediation.

Detect, react, and remediate with IBM BigFix

IBM BigFix allows organizations to have heightened real time visibility into the ever-changing endpoint landscape that is prevalent in most any organization. Gone are the days where organizations only had to worry about PCs and servers that were located on company property. Today, organizations must keep watch over smartphones, tablets, laptops, and all types of other devices that may leave company grounds on a daily basis.

These devices that come and go onto the corporate network can become extremely vulnerable to endpoint attacks. While having the freedom and flexibility to work anywhere in the world is beneficial, it can also bring about certain unique challenges when it comes to endpoint security.

How does IBM BigFix work?

With BigFix, organizations start out by having additional visibility into all their endpoints, wherever or however they may be connected to a corporate network. Next, using advanced behavior analytics, BigFix can detect hard-to-spot attacks and allow your security team to better manage your endpoints going forward.

Once a threat has been found, BigFix allows you to immediately control the outbreak and roll out companywide remediation packages in a matter of minutes across a wide array of systems.

Is your organization adequately protected against malware threats?

If you’re unsure of whether your organization has adequate endpoint malware protection, reach out to the expert security team at Champion Solutions Group today. Call us at 800-771-7000 or use our online contact form.

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Erick Bacallao joined Champion Solutions Group in 2015 after a career of Software Development in Cuba at the National Cancer Care Institute of Cuba, followed by moving to the States with allAware.

 

Champion acquired allAware and its properties and Erick has utilized his extensive background and expertise in IT and Software Development to rise to VP of Product Development in less than 5 years. During this time, Erick has been involved with key projects that led to the launch of numerous products including CSP Boss, Inscape platform and 365 Productivity Insights.

 

Erick has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Havana. He won Gold Medals for Programming from the Ministry of Education in Cuba, and he is certainly still a Gold Medalist for Champion!

 

As President and CEO, Chris is responsible for the development of key strategic alliances and solution portfolio. He leads Champion’s go-to market and execution strategies for integrated offerings in the cloud, in security, and in digital infrastructure, always focusing on improving the customer experience and driving transformative business outcomes.

 

He also aligns key partner initiatives with company strategy and oversees corporate marketing and messaging to gain mindshare with customers and partners. It’s his vision and innovativeness that have catapulted Champion up the ranks to become a $100M+ organization—and one of the most respected solution providers in the industry.

 

Over the past two decades, Chris has also focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as innovative product development. He is the original founder and an active member on the Board of Managed Maintenance, Inc., a SAAS provider and consulting firm that utilizes their award-winning One-View Portal to help the IT Channel and its customers manage their IT Maintenance.

 

Chris is also the original founder and chief strategist behind one of the original storage cloud providers, Storage Access / BluePoint. During the course of a few short years, he had raised $20M and took that company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It has since been acquired by Pomeroy.

 

In 2012, Chris led the acquisition of MessageOps and continued the product development and worldwide launch of its premier SAAS, 365 Command. Built on Microsoft Azure, 365 Command is currently managing over 1 million seats of Microsoft’s Office 365. After achieving this phenomenal milestone, 365 Command and other MessageOps O365 utilities were sold to Kaseya.

 

Over the past 35 years, Chris as worked tirelessly to not only advance his own career, but those of his employees. In addition to leading a $100M organization, Chris can also be found sitting with sales teams, cold calling and coaching, and validating why Champion has been listed on Best Places to Work by both South Florida Business Journal and Computerworld.

Ultimately, the success garnered by Champion Solutions Group, its associated companies, and their employees is due in large part to the leadership of its President and CEO. Perhaps the most fitting award Chris has earned is South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 Ultimate CEO Award.