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How to achieve full endpoint security with your current team and resources

Sometimes, trying to fight off hackers can feel like playing in a five-on-five football tournament, only the other four members of your team couldn’t afford the entry fee, so you’re playing five-on-one. 

You’re understaffed, under-resourced, and you stand little chance of winning. When you guard one area, they just go around you, exploiting an open space with no coverage. 

Or, bringing it around to IT, when you protect one access point, hackers find entry elsewhere. By the time you detect them, they’ve already scored by stealing your data and sensitive information or locking apps within your device and demanding a Bitcoin payment to unlock them. Until the device or app is unlocked, learning stops, and the classroom continuity quickly becomes fractured.

This is a common problem for schools, which often have overstretched IT teams that may not have the experience or resources to detect and remediate threats promptly.

Unlike football, compromised endpoints could have serious consequences. To win against attackers, you need a more complete defense, one that evens up the odds so you can guard each of their moves with one of your own. Or, even better, one that can bring a backup team to give your IT team the advantage.

Fortunately, there is a way to do this without struggling for additional headcount: automation. The best endpoint protection solutions combine automation with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to detect and remediate modern attacks in real-time, at machine speed, without human intervention. Your team must only respond to severe attacks, which means you can rely on your same IT team, experience, and resources you have now.

That’s how SentinelOne approaches endpoint protection. SentinelOne is the only cybersecurity solution encompassing AI-powered prevention, detection, response, and hunting across endpoints, containers, cloud workloads, and IoT devices in a single autonomous platform. It gives your schools full transparency into everything happening across the network at machine speed—and gives you the additional resources to defeat every attack at every stage of the threat lifecycle.

Along with Absolute software, the SentinelOne Singularity platform is part of Lenovo’s ThinkShield, our approach to end-to-end security. The partnership between Lenovo and SentinelOne means you get SentinelOne’s real-time threat prevention—Active Endpoint Detection and Response—and cloud workload protection preloaded when you buy a best-in-class Lenovo laptop, desktop, or Chromebook. That way, you can ensure a seamless classroom experience, no matter where the learning is taking place—in-person or remotely.

How SentinelOne’s automation augments your team

SentinelOne’s behavioral AI models live on each device, delivering real-time prevention and response against known and never-seen-before malware strains, isolating infected devices, and enabling devices to self-heal from any attack instantaneously. Because these “Sentinel” agents are autonomous, they apply this prevention and detection technology with or without cloud connectivity. The machine learning technology does not rely on signatures or require daily/weekly updates or recurring scans.

If ransomware does get through, SentinelOne’s automation can recover the locked files and roll back the endpoint to a pre-infected state. 

SentinelOne Singularity Complete, which is made for schools that need modern endpoint protec¬tion and control plus advanced endpoint detection and response, features Storyline™ technology that automatically contex¬tualizes all OS process relationships at all times and stores them for future investigations. This feature saves the IT team from tedious event correlation tasks and helps them get to the root cause of an event quickly. 

Staying a play ahead of attackers

With Lenovo and SentinelOne, it’s like you’re bringing professionals as your teammates into the football tournament. And they brought their friends. Suddenly, you have the advantage and every play attempted by the other team (we’ll call them The Hackers) is blocked. 

At Lenovo, we know that the modern classroom is changing, and that requires a digital transformation to ensure continuity when unforeseen circumstances occur—like a pandemic. With SentinelOne and Lenovo, you get the security you need to keep the learning on track.

Visit the Lenovo website to learn more about how SentinelOne on Lenovo devices can benefit your schools.