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Endpoint Detection & Response

Endpoint Detection & Response

Ensure your endpoints are secured with Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) agents.

What is Endpoint Detection and Response?

Endpoint detection and response (EDR), also referred to as endpoint detection and threat response (EDTR) is a security solution that allows you to monitor and defend your endpoint devices that include laptops, desktops, and servers. An EDR can automatically respond to identified threats, remove or contain them, and notify your security team. Other functions of an EDR are:

  • Monitor and collect activity data from endpoints that could indicate a threat
  • Analyze this data to identify threat patterns
  • Forensics and analysis tools to research identified threats and search for suspicious activities
Example of an EDR solution Dashboard

What is Endpoint Monitoring?

In practical terms, endpoint monitoring is the collection, aggregation, and analysis of endpoint behaviors across an organization’s environment to identify signs of malicious activity. This is typically achieved by establishing a baseline of what constitutes normal behavior and identifying any deviations from it.

Why is EDR important?

With the increase in remote work, having strong endpoint security is more important than ever. Employees working from home may not be as well protected as workers that are located on-site and may be using personal devices that lack the most recent security patches. An EDR solution would help protect employees from cyber threats and help stop cybercriminals from using their computers as a gateway to attack your internal network.

Why is an EDR required?

Once a cybersecurity threat has been detected on a system, an EDR can quarantine and protect against attacks from internal and external sources. This protects the endpoint devices from many cybersecurity risks.

What is the difference between Antivirus and EDR?

Antivirus can also identify malicious code or software on a computer however, as cyber-attacks become more complex hackers may know how to evade antivirus software. An EDR solution provides better protection and a wider range of coverage than typical antivirus. For example, an EDR solution could help you investigate an incident after it has occurred.

What is the difference between EDR and SIEM?

An EDR solution collects information and defends endpoint devices. A SIEM (Security Information and Event Manager) collects data from multiple sources across your network and is viewed by an analyst to ensure there is no suspicious activity.

How can Careful Security help you?

Here at Careful Security, we can help you set up an EDR solution as well as monitor your connected devices.