Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is an Endpoint Security solution that uses real-time monitoring and collection of data from endpoint devices to respond to cyber threats, including ransomware and irregular system behaviors. The increasing sophistication of cyber threats allows malicious entities to evade perimeter defenses and infect an organization’s network. With EDR, organizations can quickly detect, contain, and remove threats to maintain data security at endpoints.
An EDR solution detects threats targeting endpoint operations and analyzes threat intelligence to determine the level of protective response to deploy. The advanced security operations capabilities of EDR help organizations understand how threats compromise endpoints and spread across their network while empowering security teams with a proactive approach to cybersecurity.
What to Look for in an EDR Solution
Despite the increasingly important role of cloud data migration for digital transformation, most organizations still store valuable data on endpoint devices. As a result, initial access brokers and other threat actors often target vulnerable endpoints with their cyberattacks. Implementing the right EDR solution is vital for achieving business continuity and protecting an organization’s mission-critical assets.
Many decision-makers want a tool that prevents data breaches. But an effective EDR solution offers additional benefits, including:
- Increased visibility of endpoint data traffic
- Tailored threat detection functions
- Automated incident response actions
When considering EDR solutions, determine your organization’s risk appetite and readiness and then align your security objectives and business goals with each solution’s detection and prevention capabilities. This information will give you a clear plan of what to look for.
Here are critical components to consider when choosing an EDR solution:
Next-Generation Anomaly Detection
Actionable Threat Intelligence
Threat Response Capabilities
Threat Isolation and Containment Capabilities
Integration with Ongoing Security Operations
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 signature-based EDR tools.
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