SC Labs revisited endpoint security tools this month, an area that’s become increasingly more relevant as the bad guys run phishing attacks via email. These cloud-based management systems have taken endpoint security to the next level with proactive attack prevention, accurate detection and effective remediation.

The comprehensive visibility these tools offer uncover visibility gaps at an enterprise level. Security pros need visibility to maintain good IT hygiene and hardening security posture. These products also help security teams and administrators ensure other security investments are configured to maximize efficiency, rightfully demanding more from existing tools.

We continue to see a convergence of endpoint protection with endpoint detection and response functionality. This makes sense because the full attack chain now gets covered from prevention to detection and response all the way through to rollback and patch remediations. The plain English explanations guide junior analysts in the right direction and offer seasoned analysts with rich, at-a-glance information to quickly understand what occurred during an event. Deploying one of these tools will shore up an organization’s security posture, maximize the effectiveness of its security team and ensure it’s getting the most from existing security investments.