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The Application is the Endpoint

The Application is the Endpoint
  • Vulnerable applications and browsers are the persistent data breach entry points—it’s not about the files
  • Isolation is the only solution that can absolutely eliminate kernel-level exploits and malware escapes
  • It’s time to rethink information security defense around fewer, smarter, yet more effective layers

You have many more endpoints than you think.

How many endpoints do you have on your PC? That might sound like an odd, counter-intuitive question—how could the answer be anything other than one? In fact, the truth is not as straightforward as you might imagine. Fixed applications are under siege—the files that manifest within those applications are just the traveling attack vectors. Applications are the ever-present pathways into your computer—and from there, into the enterprise. Now how many applications do you use on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis? For most of us, the tally can easily reach 10 or more. If you really think about it, each of those potentially vulnerable applications represent its own unique endpoint target.

Read the entire article here, The Application is the Endpoint

via the fine folks at Bromium

Bromium Bromium was founded in 2010 with a mission to restore trust in computing. The company’s founders, Gaurav Banga, Simon Crosby, and Ian Pratt, have a long and deep history of innovation in virtualization and security. Inspired by the isolation principles of traditional virtualization, the Bromium team has created a game-changing new technology called micro-virtualization to address the enterprise security problem and provide protection for end users against advanced malware. Bromium has its headquarters in Cupertino, California, and an R&D center in Cambridge, UK. The company is backed by top-tier investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Intel Capital, Meritech Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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