What is EDR?
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) was formerly known as Endpoint Threat Detection and Response (ETDR) and is sometimes referred to as Next-Generation Anti-Virus (NG AV).
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a cybersecurity technology that refers to the capabilities that move endpoint protection from reactive to proactive. According to Gartner, “Organizations investing in EDR (endpoint detection and response) tools are purposefully moving from an ‘incident response’ mentality to one of ‘continuous monitoring’ in search of incidents that they know are constantly occurring.”
EDR vs. Antivirus?
EDR differs from other endpoint protection platforms (EPP) such as antivirus (AV) and anti-malware in that its primary focus isn’t to automatically stop threats in pre-execution phase on an endpoint. Rather, EDR is focused on providing the right endpoint visibility with the right insights to help security analysts discover, investigate and respond to very advanced threats and broader attack campaigns stretching across multiple endpoints. Many EDR tools, however, combine EDR and EPP.
Why Should I Use EDR?
Cybercriminals are leveraging advanced attack toolsets and techniques that can bypass most perimeter security solutions. The tools and techniques that cybercriminals use have outpaced the capabilities of many traditional endpoint security solutions as well. Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a cybersecurity technology that addresses the need for continuous monitoring and response to advanced threats.
Why Should I Outsource EDR?
Reasons to outsource:
- You are looking for a security solution that you can layer on top of your existing solution, but you don’t have the bandwidth to manage it.
- You already purchased an EDR tool but can’t keep up with the volume of data and alerts.
- You think EDR is right for you but don’t have the expertise to focus on it.
- You aren’t getting the full value out of your existing EDR.
Why Managed EDR?
While EDR is a powerful tool that addresses the need for continuous monitoring and response to advanced threats, this tool is often difficult to deploy, manage, and monitor particularly at scale in large to mid-sized organizations.
With Managed EDR, 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. Cybriant’s 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.
Cybriant has worked with several hundred happy clients on the installation, management, and monitoring of their SIEM platforms. Please see our client use cases: https://www.cybriant.com/client-use-cases/
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Why Do It Now?
Cybercrime is rampant and rising at an alarming rate. It is often assumed that hackers are targeting large enterprise organizations, but in reality, everyone is a target. Working with a professional security services provider like Cybriant will ensure that you are protected from cyber threats around the clock.