Dive Deeper Into Symantec Endpoint Protection for Small Business With These White Papers And Videos

If you’re researching network security options for your small or medium sized business, our collection of Symantec videos and case studies are a great place to start.

Symantec White Papers:

Best Practices for Running Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 on Point-of-Sale Devices

This document describes the recommended configuration for running Symantec™ Endpoint Protection 12.1 on Windows point-of-sale (PoS) devices. Symantec recommends that PoS devices use the following Symantec Endpoint Protection technologies:

  • Antivirus, SONAR, Insight, and an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS).
  • The Application Control policy and System Lockdown to allow only approved applications.
  • The firewall policy to restrict access to specific applications.
  • Point-of-sale devices may have different operating systems. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 fully supports different Windows operating systems, including Windows Embedded, which is commonly used on PoS devices.

Protecting PoS Environments Against Multi-Stage Attacks

The rising intensity and sophisticated nature of cyber attacks has created a hostile and precarious environment for businesses charged with protecting their customers’ personal data. The retail industry again has the dubious distinction of being the industry liable for the largest number of identities exposed in 2014, accounting for almost 60 percent of all identities reported exposed, up from 30 percent in 2013. In 2013, 17.8 percent of data breaches contained financial information, but in 2014 this number jumped to 35.5 percent. In most cases, this financial information is credit or debit card details. Point-of-sale systems: the credit card swipe machines that have become so ubiquitous in our retail lives are frequently under attack.

To make matters worse, the financial costs of a personal data breach rarely take into account the potential greater cost from loss of future revenues from disenchanted customers. The fact is that the lucrative business of selling credit card data on the black market has made point of-sale (PoS) devices, PoS environments and web kiosks a prime target for cybercriminals.
Strong Cyber Protection Keeping Bad Stuff Out and Good Stuff In

Malicious activity and threats are growing in volume, scale, and complexity. Not a day passes that we don’t hear about another data breach. From small- and medium-size businesses to Fortune 500 companies, across every industry (Apple, JPMorgan Chase, Home Depot, as well as the U.S. government), no organization is immune. If it were as simple as getting vaccinated to prevent data breach, the line would probably reach twice around the world. It’s not enough to just keep the bad stuff out (threat protection) or just keep the good stuff in (information protection). Organizations need to do both.
Winning the Cybersecurity War Within

Organizations face a complicated balancing act between managing complex IT infrastructures and defending against threats. In fact, over half of the organizations surveyed in the Enterprise Security Groups’s (ESG) recent report, The Endpoint Security Paradox, reported a cybersecurity shortage, and 80% agreed that managing endpoint security has become increasingly difficult over the last two years. Why? Attackers are streamlining and upgrading their techniques while companies struggle to keep pace with defenses. For the first time in the last decade, “addressing new types of malware” replaced “reducing costs” as the top IT priority, according to ESG’s IT Spending Report. Quite simply, what worked in the past is no longer working today, and organizations are learning—sometimes the hard way—that legacy endpoint practices, processes, and technologies are no longer sufficient to block attacks.

Symantec Videos:


Move Beyond Antivirus with Intelligent Security

Beyond Antivirus with Reputation and Behavior

Beyond Antivirus with Network Threat Protection

Locked Down by Symantec Endpoint Protection

Blocked by Symantec Endpoint Protection

Symantec Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Azure

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