What is Endpoint Detection and Response?

What is Endpoint Detection and Response?

Sat, 10 Apr 2021

The most promising solution for addressing this challenge is Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR). There is visibility in EDR with one of the most critical security capabilities.

It is important to understand that endpoint detection and response solutions record system activities and events taking place at endpoints and provide security teams with the visibility they need to detect incidents that otherwise would remain invisible.

How EDR works:

It should focus on finding an ideal solution that includes the required functionality but also offers unique features that can provide greater protection against the most sophisticated adversaries of today.

EDR provides next-gen capabilities that exceed conventional defenses, leaving you open to silent failure, allowing attackers to stay in your environment for days, weeks, or even months without raising an alarm. The solution is to have continuous and comprehensive real-time visibility of what’s going on at your endpoints, and the ability to apply behavioral analysis and actionable intelligence to stop an incident from turning into a breach.

EDR Security Capabilities:

  • Incident data search and investigation
  • Alert triage or suspicious activity validation
  • Suspicious activity detection
  • Threat hunting or data exploration
  • Stopping malicious activity

Here are the reasons for EDR you should look for:

  • Visibility:

Real-time visibility across all your endpoints allows you to view adversarial activities even as they try to break your environment and immediately stop them.

  • Threat Database:

Effective EDR requires massive amounts of telemetry collected from endpoints and enriched with context so that it can be mined with various analytical techniques for signs of attack.

  • Behavioral Protection:

It relies solely on signature-based methods or compromises indicators (IOCs) leads to a silent failure that permits data breaches to occur. Effective endpoint detection and response require behavioral approaches that search for attack indicators (IOAs), so you are alerted to suspicious activity before a compromise can take place.

  • Insight and Intelligence:

An endpoint detection and response solution integrating threat intelligence can provide context, including details of the attributed opponent attacking you or other information about the attack.

  • Fast Response:

EDR allowing a quick and accurate response to incidents can stop an attack before it becomes a breach and allows your organization to quickly get back to business.

  • Cloud-based Solution:

The only way to ensure zero impact on endpoints is to have a cloud-based endpoint detection and response solution while ensuring capabilities such as search, analysis, and investigation can be done accurately and in real-time.