Why Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Is A Must For Any Business

Cyber Attack Alert

Cybersecurity is essential for any business or organization due to the ever-rising cyber threats that are continuously evolving. Traditional antivirus, which dates back to the 1990’s, is no longer sufficient to protect against advanced attacks. This is where Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) comes in as a must-have for any business.

How does EDR compare to Antivirus Software?

Traditional antivirus software references a database of malware signature files and if it detects any of these signatures, it blocks the malicious file.  One of the problems with this approach is that there are an estimated 560,000 new malware programs detected each day worldwide.  Keeping the database of signature files updated is a near impossible task.

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a cybersecurity solution that is designed to detect, investigate, and respond to advanced cyber threats in real-time. EDR technology provides a more effective approach to threat detection and response where action can be taken quickly without requiring human involvement. EDR looks at possible modifications to files, any new processes that have been created and what network connections have occurred on endpoint devices where EDR is installed.

An EDR solution will replace your traditional antivirus software, since most EDR solutions incorporate the signature and hash-based blocking functionality that antivirus software uses. 

What Are The Benefits of EDR?

EDR solutions provide a range of benefits over traditional antivirus. Their more sophisticated approach provides far superior protection against today’s cyber criminals.    

 Real-time threat detection features allow EDR to look for unusual patterns of activity and respond to any threat in an automated fashion, without any human involvement.  The threat does not need to be a pre-defined one as with antivirus signature files.  EDR will issue alerts of suspicious activity for investigation by a security team.  Data collected from the EDR protected endpoint devices helps the security analysts look back on what has taken place and look to ways to prevent future attacks.  

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a must-have for any organization that wants to protect itself against advanced cyber threats.. Those that invest in EDR technology can reduce the risk of cyberattacks, protect their assets, and help ensure business continuity. At BSC Solutions Group, we provide a wide range of cybersecurity services and solutions for businesses in Mississauga, Brampton, and the entire Greater Toronto Area. Reach out to us today for a consultation.