Advanced EndPoint Protection and Response (EDR)
70% of breaches are perpetrated by external actors, making endpoint security a high priority in any cybersecurity strategy.Forbe’s Article based on Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), downloadable here.
Ransomware, malware, phishing, and spear-phishing — all clear and present dangers to your customers’ networks, businesses, and personally identifiable information (PII). And now, these attacks are preying on people’s fear, uncertainty, and doubt surrounding the rise of COVID-19.
So, what is EDR? It’s a multifaceted solution that does everything modern managed antivirus (AV) can do but takes things a step further—providing greater security and (most importantly) peace of mind. These include, but are not limited to:
AI Machine Learning
EDR centers on protecting endpoints. Given the number of threats that spawn daily, antivirus and other point solutions can make managing large numbers of endpoints difficult. When we talk about traditional managed antivirus (MAV), it’s typically from a passive standpoint.
In contrast, EDR is proactive. Comprised of monitoring software and endpoint agents, EDR solutions use integrated machine learning and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to identify suspicious behaviors and address them regardless of whether or not there’s a signature. For example, if several files change at the same time, chances are it’s more likely a result of an endpoint assault rather than user error.
When an endpoint agent discovers a threat, EDR springs into action via the central monitoring system. The central monitoring system analyzes and correlates threats. Depending on which EDR solution you use, you can even visually trace the genesis of the threat and its path to the endpoint as VENZA MSP’s EDR does.
Rollback is where EDR can offer its greatest value. The rollback feature uses advanced technology to take “snapshots” of the endpoint at regular intervals (set at the administrator’s discretion). If ransomware hits, it only takes a few clicks to roll back the endpoint disk image to a previous point in time, saving the company significant time and money. Can you really put a price on that kind of peace of mind?