In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the concept of endpoint has significantly extended beyond traditional workstations and servers to include a plethora of cloud resources. From API interfaces to virtual machines and databases, these cloud endpoints are integral to modern businesses, serving as the frontline in both operations and security.
However, this frontline is continuously under attack from a multitude of threats, including phishing, malware, ransomware, and more. As cloud adoption accelerates, so does the need for robust endpoint protection measures specifically designed for these cloud-native scenarios. This article introduces cloud endpoint protection, breaking down its essential components such as Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), and discussing best practices to protect cloud endpoint against the cybersecurity threats they face.