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Endpoint detection and response is a piece of security software that monitors end-user devices day in and day out. It identifies and responds to cyber threats such as malware and ransomware.

It keeps a log of endpoint and system behaviors, leverages different data analytics methods to detect unknown activities, fends off threats, and provides remediation techniques to revert the damage caused by attacks.

In case of a security incident, EDR can protect compromised devices and revert any unauthorized changes done by malware.

Understanding Fundamental EDR Features

EDR tools track and record all activities and events happening on endpoints. It gives security teams an overview of the network’s performance, uncovering incidents that would otherwise be unnoticeable to the naked eye.

Simply put, EDR solutions deliver continuous, complete visibility into endpoint activities in real-time.

In addition, EDR features advanced threat detection, investigation alert triage, suspicious activity validation, threat hunting, and malicious activity detection and containment.

EDR Features

Reveals Stealthy Attack Methods

EDR security gives you comprehensive visibility across all endpoints and uses behavioral analytics to examine billions of events and track down any bit of malicious movement.

Knowing that each event is part of a broader issue, the EDR software can apply security logic and match it with other known threats. It will help determine if the activity is genuinely harmful. If it does, then a detection alert will be sent automatically to your security team.

Users may also do custom searches as far as 90 days to retrieve in the cloud architecture any similar threat in its database.

Works Hand in Hand With Threat Intelligence

As EDR tools integrate with threat intelligence, organizations can detect malicious activities faster. It brings contextualized data, such as attribution, where necessary. It informs you of any recent cyber-attackers and other relevant details about the compromise.

Threat Hunting for Proactive Defense

EDR software has threat hunters that seek malware actively. It investigates and alerts you of the threat activity in your network landscape.

Once a threat appears, they coordinate with your team to triage, examine, and address the issue before it snowballs and causes full-blown damage.

Visibility into Current and Past Activities

EDR works just like a recording machine that lists down all relevant activities to get a hold of incidents that got through your defenses.

Clients are provided comprehensive visibility into endpoint activities from a security aspect. At the same time, the EDR solution monitors different events, ranging from process creation, registry modifications to disk access, memory access, or network connections.

With this, security teams are handed down with valuable data, such as:

  • Internal and external addresses where the host is connected
  • All active user accounts, both directly and indirectly
  • A summary of modifications to keys, executables, and admin tool usage
  • Summary and detailed review on network activities (DNS requests and other connections)
  • Archive files
  • Removable media usage

Having a complete picture of security-related endpoint activities makes security teams aware of the running commands and the techniques they are using before or after attempting to breach or move around your network.

Rapidly Investigates

EDR tools can positively change the speed of investigation. Since information is gathered from endpoint devices and stored in the platform database, you can rapidly do remediation.

This model monitors all relationships and contacts between endpoints through a robust database. It gives you details and context in no time, whether it’s historical or real-time data.

With this swiftness, level of visibility, and contextualized intelligence, your security teams can understand what’s happening. It helps them see complex attacks, uncover incidents, prioritize them according to urgency, and provide proper remediation.

Definitive Remediation

If your company doesn’t have EDR features in place, it would probably take weeks before you can recover the data lost. It can disrupt business processes and result in severe financial loss.

EDR tools can isolate endpoints so you can respond to threats instantly. As security teams fully understand the threats they face, they know how to address them directly without impacting business performance.

EDR Features: Optimizing Security Operations

Cyberattacks are more rampant than ever, targeting endpoints to get into company networks. Unfortunately, traditional cybersecurity tools cannot keep up with this advancement.

Manual triage and responses are no match to fast-moving threats plus it also burdens already overwhelmed security teams.

Thankfully, next-generation EDR solutions deliver real-time visibility, analysis, detection, and remediation for endpoints. It keeps your network perimeter safe from malware infection and emerging threats and automates response to prevent business disruption.

If you want to deploy EDR security into your organization, contact Comodo today!

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