Top 5 Use Cases for Laptop Security

      Posted by May Elliott on Oct 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

      Laptops are critical devices for anyone and any business. They are a nest of convenience for vital documents, files, means of communication and storage, and they’re also a haven for cybercriminals and outside threats. This is where NewCloud Security for Laptops can be beneficial. It’s a preventative cloud solution that protects your laptops from cyberthreats. It combines the power of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 24x7 Security Operation Center (SOC) expert monitoring. As you might already know, a SIEM agent uses data logs to look for suspicious activity within your network, analyze trends and mitigate threats. Blog Image - Top 5 Use cases for Laptop Security

      With Security for Laptops, the SIEM agent is deployed on the laptop, where it monitors the logs for malicious traffic and then sends alerts to NewCloud’s SOC.

      In simple terms, the most important thing to understand is that this process leverages information collected from your laptops, analyzes it to find trends and harmful activity, then quickly mitigates threats as they arise. An important component to remember when considering Security for Laptops is that many people forget that laptops are in fact gateways to cyberattacks. They are outlets that cybercriminals use to plant phishing attacks, ransomware, malware and other viruses.

      1. Network Protection

      Your laptops and your network go hand and hand, which makes it critical to protect both. With Security for Laptops, you’re protecting your network in addition to your laptops. This is because Security for Laptops uses Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to search for threats, network vulnerabilities, trends and to quickly mitigate potential harm. It’s important to remember that things like human error, weak passwords and outdated software can all cause vulnerabilities on laptops and within networks. While SIEM logs do not pick up on those individual things specifically, the logs are used to detect the vulnerabilities caused by those factors and to help protect your laptops and overall network from outside threats.

      2. Cost-Effective

      The average cost of a cyberattack for a company is $200,000. The average cost of a data breach is $3.92 million. Based on these numbers, most organizations do not recover from this level of impact. One of the biggest mistakes so many of us make is not paying attention or investing into something important until it’s too late, meaning most small to medium-sized businesses don’t survive a cyberattack, simply because they didn’t have the cloud solutions to protect them in the first place. While this is an easy thing to do, it’s essential not to overlook a service like Security for Laptops. It’s far more financially feasible compared to the cost resulting from a cyberattack and is much simpler than outsourcing IT professionals.

      The best part? The price starts at $9.95 a month. To summarize, you could pay a small static fee that guarantees protection and prevents downtime and catastrophic data loss, or thousands of dollars for something you most likely won’t bounce back from.

      3. Email Security

      While we spend most of our days in front of our screens, much of that time is spent sending and receiving emails, whether for business or personal reasons. For additional protection, NewCloud Security for Laptops also comes equipped with Email Security. This adds an extra security layer to ensure ultimate laptop protection. In case you’re not familiar with this cybersecurity solution, it defends against spear-phishing, blocks spam and viruses, protects against impersonators, improves the end-user’s security awareness, neutralizes threats from malware attachments and malicious URLs, and more.

      4. 24x7x365 Monitoring 

      You’re on your laptop a lot, for both personal and business reasons. That makes NewCloud Security for Laptops that much more important. The more time you spend on your devices, the more information, data and traffic go in and out of it. While many service providers focus on automating your experience, NewCloud focuses on creating personalized service for end-users and businesses. A main player in this personalized service is 24x7x365 monitoring and support. This means that NewCloud’s Security Operations Center (SOC) provides 24x7 monitoring of your laptops to identity threats at the source, and if you have questions or concerns, you simply contact our support team and they handle the task immediately.

      5. Mobile Workforce

      Remote work has become the new norm. As convenient as it is for businesses to operate remotely, it also increases their risks for cyberattacks. This is because employees are operating on multiple networks, which in short, ties back to the business’ main network. The more devices and networks a business is on, the more options they give cybercriminals.

      From an individual standpoint, working remotely can increase an end-user’s risk of identity theft, ransomware attacks and more. Many of us take our laptops with us everywhere, whether that’s to a coffee shop, a hotel, the airport or a restaurant. What do these places have in common? They all have unsecured networks, which means virtually anyone can go into these networks, including hackers, thus increasing an individual’s potential of exposing critical files, credit card numbers and other private information that is saved or stored on a laptop.

      For both businesses and individual people, NewCloud Security for Laptops allows you to maintain the leisure of mobile workforce without compromising your protection.

      Bottom Line

      There are many different reasons to invest in laptop security, however, the ultimate reason is to protect yourself and your business. When it comes to cyberattacks, it’s never a matter of if one will happen to you, but when. Security for Laptops is a Security as a Service (SECaaS) solution that keeps your laptops and network healthy, eliminating these devices as gateways to larger issues. Contact NewCloud today to learn more.

      Topics: SECaaS, Cybersecurity, SIEM, Email Security, laptop security, Security Information and Event Management, security for laptops

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