What is EDR?
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), is an endpoint security solution which continuously monitors end-user devices to detect and respond to cyber threats, including ransomware and malware.
• Records and stores endpoint-system-level behaviors
• Uses various data analytics techniques to detect suspicious system behavior
• Provides contextual information
• Blocks malicious activity
• Provides remediation suggestions to restore affected systems
EDR security solutions record the activities and events taking place on endpoint devices, providing security teams with the visibility they need to uncover incidents that would otherwise remain invisible. EDR needs to provide comprehensive visibility into what is happening on endpoints in real time.
An EDR tool offers advanced threat detection, investigation and response capabilities — including incident data search and alert triage, suspicious activity confirmation, threat hunting, and malicious activity detection and containment.
What Should You Look for in an EDR Solution?
Real-time visibility across all endpoints allows you to view attacker activities, even as they attempt to breach your environment, and stop them immediately.
Effective EDR requires extensive amounts of data collected from endpoints and enriched with context so it can be mined for signs of attack with a variety of analysis.
Relying solely on signature-based methods or indicators of compromise (IOCs) lead to the “silent failure” that allows data breaches to occur. Effective endpoint detection and response requires behavioral approaches that search for indicators of attack, so you are alerted of suspect activities before a compromise can occur.
Insight and Intelligence
Endpoint detection and response integrates threat intelligence, and can provide context, including details on the adversary that is attacking you or other information about the attack.
EDR enables a fast and accurate response to incidents, and can stop an attack before it becomes a breach, which allows your organization to get back to business quickly.
Having a cloud-based EDR solution is the only way to ensure zero impact on endpoints, while making sure capabilities such as search, analysis and investigation can be done effectively in real time.
To learn more about how Endpoint Detection and Response can serve and protect your business, we encourage you to have a chat with one of our account managers. Email ManagedService@BTSMaine.com or call 207-443-9554.
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