Security teams now have the insight they need to find problems that might otherwise go undetected thanks to EDR security solutions, which keep track of all endpoint and workload activity and events. Continuous and thorough visibility into what is occurring on endpoints in real time must be offered by an EDR system.

The term “endpoint data recorder” (EDR) was created by Anton Chuvakin of Gartner to describe a technology that monitors endpoint activity, uses data analytics and context-based information to identify suspicious behavioral patterns, blocks threats, and aids security analysts in resolving and restoring compromised systems. EDR includes a number of tools that can identify endpoint threats and aid analysts in their investigation. Threat hunting, detection, analysis, and response capabilities are frequently included in EDR solutions.

There are five fundamental skills present in the majority of EDR implementations:

  1. Detection of Security Incidents
  2. Incident Containment
  3. Investigation of Incidents
  4. Threat Intelligence
  5. Remediation Guidance

Many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are aware of the need for increased security effectiveness, but they might not be familiar with all the alternatives available for advanced threat detection or know where to begin. Too frequently, overburdened IT teams choose to re-image a laptop without fully determining the root cause and conducting a forensic examination of the extent of the compromise.

What Drawbacks Do Traditional Anti-Virus Systems Have?

  1. A virus has a chance to get past antivirus software when there are security flaws in the operating system or networking software. The antivirus software won’t work unless the user takes steps to keep it updated.
  2. Ineffective visibility: Traditional anti-virus software depends on signature-based detection, which misses evolving threats and zero-day attacks.
  3. Credential spoofing: genuine username and password combinations for computer logins that have been hacked due to a data breach.
  4. There are always multiple methods available for identifying a possible hazard. Antivirus software, on the other hand, mostly uses the virus scanning method. Basically, throughout the scanning phase, it will look for patterns in the viral code.

Security breaches are unavoidable. Adapting to the shifting threat landscape and increasing investment in detection and response capabilities are requirements for organizations of all sizes. SMB enterprises must concentrate on lowering the attack surface that makes them vulnerable to attackers and enabling integrated solutions like co-managed SIEM and managed EDR service that provide defense-in-depth protection due to their limited IT and security teams and resources. Let CYB3R-X guide your business, talk to us today!