Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) or Endpoint Threat Detection and Response (ETDR) is a real-time endpoint security solution that applies continuous traffic monitoring and data collection as a basis for automated threat response.
EDR is critical for securing the growing number of devices extending company networks, especially as remote work arrangements become commonplace. EDR can work in conjunction with VPNs to reinforce the security of remote access endpoints.
Effective EDR platforms must include specific tools to be effective, including:
- Endpoint data collection: Monitoring endpoints and collecting data about activities that may be linked to potential threats, such as network connections, file transfers, processes, etc.
- Data analytics: Using AI/ML-assisted analytics to parse collected data and identify potentially malicious activity in real time.
- Automated remediation: Applying pre-configured rulesets to identified issues, allowing for rapid response and limiting the need for human intervention.
- Integrated dashboards: Providing the security team with comprehensive and understandable information necessary for threat hunting, identification, and remediation.
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Improved Historical and Real-Time Visibility
Proactive Incident Detection
EDR systems apply advanced analytics, often using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), to convert collected data into actionable intelligence. Because AI and ML can quickly isolate patterns in data, AI-enhanced EDR gives security teams rapid, accurate assessments of abnormal behavior that indicate potential threats.
As AI/ML algorithms learn from their efforts, EDR accuracy improves, limiting the number of false positives and allowing the team to triage quickly and prioritize remediation efforts. AI/ML tools also effectively identify as-yet-unknown (“zero-day”) threats.
Rapid Threat Remediation
The global shift to remote work arrangements has increased cybersecurity risks beyond experts’ initial estimates. To address the growing number and severity of cyberthreats, CISOs and security analysts must look beyond traditional antivirus tools.
Cloud-native CylanceOPTICS® provides on-device threat detection and remediation across your organization—in milliseconds.