An Introduction to Endpoint Detection and Response

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With cybersecurity on the rise, businesses need the right tools to protect their organization’s most valuable data. Endpoint detection and response (EDR) is an approach to cybersecurity that monitors network and endpoint events and records those events in a database for further analysis and reporting. 

EDR could be one of the best technology investments any business makes. To mark Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October, here’s an introduction to endpoint detection and response systems.

What Is EDR?

An EDR system monitors computer workstations, networks, and other endpoints and identifies potential security threats from one system. 

This system works in real-time, alerting users when it discovers a potential security threat so organizations can protect their data and mitigate the risks of a data breach or other cybersecurity event. For example, an EDR platform might notify an IT administrator when it detects malware on a network. 

How Does EDR Identify Cybersecurity Threats?

An EDR system identifies cybersecurity risks in the following ways:

  • It collects data from endpoints.
  • It analyzes this data using complex algorithms.
  • It searches for threat patterns.
  • It automatically responds to potential security risks by containing or removing threats.
  • It notifies users about potential threats.

What Are the Benefits of EDR Systems?

Here are some advantages of investing in an EDR system:

  • Prevent data breaches and security events that could expose sensitive data to hackers.
  • Reduce downtime.
  • Improve customer service outcomes.
  • Enhance logging and reporting outcomes for better compliance with data governance frameworks. 
  • Reduce the costs associated with a data breach or cyberattack. 

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Why Is EDR Protection Important for Businesses?

Endpoints are a common target for cybercriminals, so protecting these channels is essential for all businesses. Some of the most common attacks associated with endpoints include phishing and social engineering, where hackers convince people on a network to hand over their sensitive data. 

A cyberattack could jeopardize the reputation of an organization and put customer data at risk. Therefore, EDR protection is often a necessity for many executives. 

Final Word

An endpoint detection and response system provides businesses with peace of mind. These systems monitor endpoints like computer workstations, notify users when there’s a potential risk, and contain or remove threats from networks. Investing in EDR could save organizations money and help them achieve their cybersecurity objectives.

Call Stasmayer on (843) 548-3952 to implement an EDR system that keeps data secure!