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State, local governments gain new way to protect network endpoints

November 4, 2021

The Center for Internet Security announced Thursday that it is now offering a suite of endpoint security technologies to state and local governments enrolled in the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. The Upstate New York nonprofit, which runs the federally funded MS-ISAC, said this new service could eventually cover more than 14 million devices used by nearly 12,000 members.

CIS’s Endpoint Security Services product contains tools from the cybersecurity vendor CrowdStrike, including endpoint detection and response, USB device monitoring, asset inventory, user monitoring and antivirus software. A CIS blog post states that it’s meant to provide “optimal protection” in the age of hybrid work environments, which many state and local governments have adopted, possibly permanently, since the pandemic began.

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