What is Endpoint Detection Response (EDR)?
EDR is an endpoint security solution that combines continuous, real-time monitoring and the collection of endpoint data analytics. It aids in investigation of the lifecycle of a threat—what happened, how it got in, where it went, what it's doing now, what to do about it—and uses these insights to strengthen security against future attacks and reduce dwell time for potential infections.
Cyber-Criminals are Growing More Sophisticated and Attacks are Increasingly Difficult to Detect
Attackers may access your infrastructure and remain undetected for months by using techniques that look like routine behavior. This significantly increases your risk of a costly data breach. EDR is a window into the day-to-day functions of an endpoint and detects this type of behavior. When something happens outside the norm, admins are alerted, presented with data, and given a number of response options.
Prior to the advent of EDR solutions, businesses have relied on traditional AV solutions. Signature-based AV solutions work by finding sequences and patterns that already exist, and don't have the resources to deal with the sophisticated tactics and techniques seen today.
Behavior-based next-gen security like EDR uses AI and deep learning to find attributes and behaviors that might indicate malicious intent. Next-gen detection performs continual real-time analysis to determine whether behavior is closer to known good or known bad applications—then it learns from it and creates a new rule or decision tree for the future.
EDR monitors endpoint activity continuously to protect your organization's trade information and intellectual property. EDR is the best way to detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks that can compromise trade secrets, PII, PHI, and financial information.
Stop an active attack in its tracks.
Whizkids EDR allows our SOC to uncover suspicious activity early and fight off cyber-attacks. It provides our SOC full visibility to the techniques and procedures being used, while providing comprehensive search capabilities for specific indicators of compromise (IoCs), MITRE ATT&CK techniques, and other artifacts used to discover early-stage attacks.