Imagine. You just started a new job as the Global Information Security Director for a large multi-national organization. Your first recommendation – adding an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) security technology – was implemented over the weekend. The first report is available from the initial scan. Holy #$%^. You have just discovered an active threat to your organization. You have two realizations:
- You are a HERO. You are going to save the company from a cyber threat that the legacy antivirus completely missed.
- You have no idea what to do next. You know this is going to require an overwhelming amount of work to eliminate these threats. And you don’t know where to begin.
By using a managed EDR security service, you’ll have a team of security experts that would have already discovered and eliminated the threat. When you outsource the management of your EDR, a team of experienced security analysts will be able to perform a root cause analysis for any blocked threat or any other artifact deemed important found on an endpoint. The team will proactively search endpoints for signs of threats commonly referred to as threat hunting and take decisive action when a security incident, or potential incident, is identified.
Here are 7 reasons to consider Managed EDR Security services:
Discover what traditional Antivirus has missed
Many organizations are not comfortable removing their antivirus product completely. Very often, clients will utilize managed EDR security services to determine just how much their current AV has missed. Managed EDR Security solutions can typically augment or replace traditional antivirus security solutions. You’ll have the ability to detect and prevent hidden exploit processes that are more complex than a simple signature or pattern and evade traditional antivirus. Gartner coined the term EDR back in 2013.
Improved Threat Intelligence with AI
It’s possible to use the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to block malware infections with additional security controls that safeguard against script-based, fileless, memory, and external device-based attacks. Unlike traditional endpoint security products that rely on signatures and behavior analysis to detect threats in the environment, our managed EDR solution uses AI, not signatures, to identify and block known and unknown malware from running on endpoints. Also, it delivers prevention against common and unknown (zero-day) threats without a cloud connection and continuously protects the endpoint without disrupting the end-user.
Increased visibility throughout endpoints.
With Managed EDR security, your can detect malicious activities and simplify security incident response on endpoints including applications, processes, and communications. It’s possible to stop attacks before they cause harm, vs allowing attacks to happen, then clean up the mess. By reducing the number of endpoint security products deployed on the endpoint, customers gain operational efficiencies by not having to manage signatures, policies, or deployments of additional protection.
Alerts and defensive responses when an actual threat is detected
When you work with Cybriant, our analysts can immediately investigate any endpoint in your environment to determine if the activity is in fact malicious. Real attack data is an invaluable source of intelligence for your security team. Without deploying sandbox technology, our analysts can get a glimpse into the mind of the attacker and how they try to compromise your endpoint.
Once an attacker is inside, you need the ability to take a deep dive into their activities, so you can understand their movements and minimize the impact of the breach. When sensitive data has been compromised, the livelihood of a business is at stake. The longer it takes to discover and remediate the cause of a breach, the greater the chance of damage to the company’s reputation and business operations. To limit the amount of exposure and prevent further breaches, organizations need a forensic team dedicated to piece together any evidence and understand the scope of the breach.
Data collection to build a repository for analytics
With managed EDR security, you have a team of endpoint security experts not only utilizing next-generation tools on your behalf, but they are also feeding back information to your organization on how to respond to alerts. Our security team brings together endpoint analysts, incident responders, forensics experts, and security engineers. They understand what normal endpoint activity should look like, when a more thorough investigation is required when to raise the alarm, and how to respond.
Consolidated Endpoint Security efforts
Endpoint security has evolved over the decades into several reactive technologies to attempt to stay ahead of the constantly changing threat landscape and provide protection, but today a new kind of endpoint security technology can help reduce the number of overall technologies deployed on the endpoint. The use of artificial intelligence to protect the endpoint is enabling organizations to reduce their deployed technologies because the effectiveness rate is so superior to traditional signature-based security. How many different technologies are deployed on your users’ endpoints? How many full-time employees does it take to manage those technologies? By reducing the number of layers of security on your endpoints, you’ll find that you see an improved level of security. Deploying more technology or software on the endpoint will have an impact on system performance. Traditional endpoint security solutions utilize massive amounts of CPU (50-70%) and memory (100s of MB). As a result, end-user productivity is heavily impacted. On average, if an employee loses 10 minutes a day due to slow PC performance caused by traditional endpoint security, over a course of a year the loss in productivity equals about $1,000 per employee. By using a low footprint solution and outsourcing the management of that EDR security solution, you are improving the security as well as the user experience. Consider Managed EDR from Cybriant today.