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Topic: How EDR Deployment Transforms Your Security?

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A big percentage of organizations face security breaches yearly, which jeopardizes their assets, security posture, and reputation. Unfortunately, traditional security tools aren’t strong enough to detect and eliminate modern threats. Most often than not, organizations just receive notifications of data breach through law enforcement or credit card processors. And by the time they receive it, the damage has already been done.
It is essential to reduce dwell times or the time attackers spend in an organization. Detecting incidents quickly can help you minimize attackers’ movement and subsequently, data theft. Having a deep defense strategy can protect you against attacks. Using multiple coordinated approaches allows you to buy time, delay compromise, and create enough barriers to fight cyber-attackers.
EDR Deployment
Endpoint detection and response deployment or EDR deployment is a layered defense tool that can block malware and zero-day attacks. It protects your organization against expensive data breaches. Strengthening your cybersecurity can detect anomalous movements in your system. This is crucial in preventing, detecting, and responding to threats. EDR deployment aids in threat hunting by identifying attacks in progress and segregating affected endpoints or servers. This reduces the detection of false positives, which prevents valuable time from being wasted. EDR deployment can be done in two ways — as a self-managed software or as a managed service. Do-it-yourself (DIY) EDR implementations may be difficult though, as it goes beyond internal capabilities. For EDR deployment to be successful, there must be a fully-trained staff with malware expertise that manages it. There should also be enough resources for endpoint policies and daily operations. A managed EDR service can address these challenges by bringing in incident response experts to supplement internal expertise.

Resolving Security Issues

As data breach and mitigation costs continue to increase, it is imperative to deploy robust security as part of your overall network strategy. Here are some of the common capabilities delivered by EDR deployment.
  • Advanced threat blocking

    — ward off threats once they’re seen on the system.
  • Alert triage and filtering

    — It is critical to combat “alert fatigue” among information security personnel. EDR deployment can isolate any malicious activity and escalate it only when human intervention is found necessary.
  • Multiple threat protection

    — It secures your endpoints against advanced attacks such as ransomware and malware, regardless if they come in waves.
  • Suspicious activity detection

    — It lets you know when there’s a red flag that needs further investigation.
  • Threat hunting and incident response capabilities

    — helps security staff to look into forensic data for any possible attacks.
  • Visibility

    — EDR platforms allowing you to have a closer look on all endpoints and connections in order to identify a suspicious activity.
  • Data Collection

    — Having built-in data collection lets you monitor data relating to endpoint security such as processes, data volume, and activity on the network. EDR systems consolidate data in one platform to make sense of the things it detects. It brings together data from various sources to come up with a coherent picture.
  • Integration with other tools

    — The ability of EDR to integrate with other tools ensures that you get the most of what you pay for. You get more visibility and data access so your existing security tools are working more effectively.
  • Analysis and forensic engines

    — EDR’s analysis systems examine multiple attack patterns that have previously been used to breach the network. It accumulates and stores information for later use. The forensic tools provided by EDR allow cybersecurity advisers to investigate previous breaches to gain a better understanding of network vulnerabilities.
  • Automated response

    — As compared to other traditional antivirus software, EDR software can hold off attacks by utilizing the data analysis provided. The user can also set predefined rules to prevent specific types of network penetrations.
There are different EDR platforms that you can deploy in your organization. Here are some of them.
  1. SentinelOne

    — has advanced detection and response capabilities, intercepting endpoint threats on the frontlines. Each of its powerful agents are fully independent, acting even when the endpoint is not connected from the main network. They also collect detailed forensic data about any attacks.
  2. Symantec Endpoint Protection

    — secures traditional and mobile endpoint devices with its features such as antivirus, memory exploit prevention, and intrusion prevention. This solution provides real-time threat detection and response against sophisticated attacks.
  3. Comodo

    — fills in security gaps with an in-depth strategy, containing threats early and reducing their dwell time across the network. Its containment technology isolates unknown and bad files into a virtual machine. Meanwhile, its virus scope technology helps determine malicious actions and behaviors. Comodo protects your systems against the newest security challenges.

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