Security experts, analysts, and vendors use a variety of jargon to describe the makeup of their next-generation endpoint security. Originally, the term referred to solutions that didn’t rely on traditional file scanning methods to detect threats.
But the term next-gen now also refers to cybersecurity solutions that use real-time predictive methods like machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and behavioral analysis to increase prevention, efficacy, and speed. In some cases, the term extends to automated threat detection and response capabilities.
But the real question remains: “Is my endpoint protection highly effective at protecting me and my system from the sophisticated, multi-level attacks being used to infect devices today?” To accomplish that, you need next generation endpoint protection that examines every process on every device and counters all attack vectors to stop the malicious tactics now in use every day.