What’s the buzz about EDR?

Jul 03, 2018 | | Security
What’s the buzz about EDR?

Antivirus (AV) protection has been the foundation for endpoint protection platforms (EPP) for decades.  They typically exist in an organization’s IT infrastructure and control our known security threats such as traditional malware. These preventative tools primarily focus on endpoint antimalware scanning, firewalls, ports and device control. These signature-based systems are brilliant at protecting against known, and some unknown threats. However, cyber threats have evolved significantly in the recent years. In today’s volatile threat landscape such a conventional approach is no longer good enough.

Dealing with advanced threats require advanced tools…

Most security professionals know that there are no solutions capable of stopping 100% of threats. To withstand advanced threats and targeted attacks, enterprises need advanced tools. That’s why endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions exist to deal with such threats that manage to get through. Though relatively new (ish) Endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools are maturing and evolving quickly as vendors work to protect endpoints against an equally fast-moving threat landscape. That’s because endpoint data has a clear advantage when it comes to protecting against advanced threats. Endpoints provide an accurate, first-hand view of attacker operation as it unfolds.

The EDR tools continuously preserve endpoint OS-level events: process execution, network connection, file operations, and so forth. This form of data can be invaluable for retroactively investigating attacks as well as for detecting and blocking unwanted activity.  EDR solutions are the most promising security tools because they can bring immediate visibility to what is happening on an endpoint, allowing security teams to accelerate endpoint threat detection and response.

So what’s driving the buzz about EDR?

Firstly, enterprises are always looking for new cyber-security techniques to protect themselves from increasingly sophisticated malware. They realize that EPPs are not enough and prevention alone doesn’t guarantee total protection. The recent rise of cyber-attacks has only affirmed that fact.  Secondly, once an attack is discovered, customers want to respond really fast and remediate quickly. These tools give them the right capability to control all their endpoints when attackers manager to by-pass their defense.

How can we help?

Tachyon, our EDR solution, is powerful and extensible and adapts to your security need. It helps security analysts to proactively identify suspicious activities, provide complete endpoint visibility and respond/remediate in real-time. When it comes to security, information is key and real-time information is critical for protecting your network. You can remove security blind spots on your network by identifying vulnerabilities and exploits using natural language queries and customizable content. Tachyon is a comprehensive EDR solution with the right integrations which takes your security to the next level.

The goal is to establish and follow a comprehensive adaptive security strategy and be ready to deal with the ever-changing nature of cyber threats, quickening the remediation process and mitigating the risk of future attacks.

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