What is Endpoint Protection?
Endpoint protection is the practice of securing endpoints, or entry points, of end-user devices like desktops, laptops, and mobile devices from being exploited by unauthorized access and malicious campaigns. Endpoint security systems protect these endpoints on a network or in the cloud from cybersecurity threats.
Benefits of Endpoint Protection at Queen's
Endpoint Protection at Queen's will ensure enrolled devices are compliant with our device health standards, meaning that users can have a higher level of confidence in the security of their devices. Be sure to check out the Endpoint Protection FAQs for additional information about Endpoint Protection at Queen's.
- Increases ability to check on health status of devices
- Increases confidence in the security of devices to work virtually
- Ensures the health of departmental devices and maintains minimum health standards (opt-in)
- Provides ability to deploy standard or custom device configurations
- Provides ability to automatically distribute software and antivirus updates to departmental devices
- Increases confidence that data is safe
- Reduces the risk of cybersecurity incidents
- Increases the ability for Queen’s to respond to endpoint threats
- As part of Queen’s cybersecurity measures, helps to prevent disruptions due to the confidentiality, integrity or availability of data being compromised
Device Health Standards
The intent of Endpoint Protection (EP) is to ensure that only healthy devices connect to Queen's systems to ensure no vulnerabilities or data compromises are introduced. This is done is through a "health check" of devices enrolled in the Endpoint Protection program.
If you are using a device to access Queen’s resources (such as Queen's email and/or any application requiring login with your NetID and password), and if the device was purchased using Queen’s funds (i.e. was not paid for out of pocket), you are required to enrol the device in the EP program.
You are not required to enrol a personal device in the Endpoint Protection program. However, should you choose to do so, you are welcome to enrol your personal device(s).Device Health Standards
Data Collected on a Queen's Managed Device
Queen’s University cannot see your personal information when you enrol a device into Queen's Endpoint Protection program. When you enrol a device, you give your organization permission to view certain pieces of information about your device, such as the device model and serial number. Queen’s University uses this information to help protect University systems and data being accessed by the device.Data Collected on a Queen's Managed Device