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What is Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)?

What is an EDR?

In the cyber security realm, EDR stands for Endpoint Detection and Response. It is also referred to as Endpoint Detection and Threat Response (EDTR) or Endpoint Threat Detection and Response (ETDR). It is one of the types of host security solutions aimed to secure endpoints and workstations in any organization. EDR solution continuously monitors the endpoint machines to detect suspicious or malicious behavior and is considered one of the most effective cyber security tools for preventing cyber attacks. The name Endpoint Threat Detection and Response was coined by Anton Chuvakin at Gartner, where he mentioned,

“I have settled on this generic name for the tools primarily focused on detecting and investigating suspicious activities (and traces of such) other problems on hosts/endpoints.”

All organizations and security companies endorsed the name and adopted the term for their host security solutions.

How Does EDR Work?

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) security solution is typically a combination of deployable agents and a corresponding Management platform. EDR provides security analysts with more contextual and comprehensive information regarding the malicious activities happening on the endpoint workstations. EDR agents are installed on the endpoint devices, and these agents are capable of continuously recording the telemetry data from the endpoint devices. The agents also act as data shippers, transferring the required information to the management console. The EDR’s detection engine analyzes and correlates the gathered data to detect system-level anomalies or any suspicious behavior. EDRs use various advanced data analytics and machine learning techniques to detect the most advanced persistent cyber threats. EDR’s alerting mechanism flags the identified anomalous activity and raises the alerts to notify the cyber security incident responders to take swift action on the identified incident.

NetSecurity ThreatResponder EDR Capabilities

EDR technology is continuously evolving, and advanced EDR solutions are not only capable of detecting cyber threats but are also capable of performing threat hunting, containment, malware analysis, and forensic investigations. EDRs are designed to defend the workstations from advanced cyber threats that evade and bypass the frontline of defense and they also provide utmost visibility to the security teams. Here are some of the core capabilities of NetSecurity’s ThreatResponder EDR Solution:

Cloud-based Solution:

ThreatResponder is an advanced cloud-native EDR solution with unconventional capabilities to provide 361° threat visibility of your enterprise assets regardless of their locations.

Easy Deployment, Scaling, and Enhanced Visibility:

ThreatResponder’s endpoint agents are extremely easy to deploy and install across the enterprise. It is designed to be easily deployable and highly scalable at any point in time. ThreatResponder’s advanced analytic engine can ingest data from millions of endpoints, gain enhanced insight into users’ activities, determine network bandwidth utilization per endpoint, process, and user, etc.

Advanced Threat Detection:

ThreatResponder is one of the most advanced EDR solutions in the market which can serve as a Swiss Army knife of endpoint threat protection with advanced features including threat detection and prevention, threat hunting, forensic investigations, incident containment, incident remediation, malware analysis, and threat response. It can detect threats from processes, file systems, and registry activities and can prevent exploit, fileless, malware, and ransomware attacks.

Intelligence & Machine Learning-Driven Detection Engine:

In addition to signature-based detection, ThreatResponder leverages threat intelligence and AI/ML algorithms to detect the most advanced and sophisticated threats and APTs. The AI/ML techniques help detect unknown threats in your network devices based on abnormal behavior.

Accelerate Investigations:

In addition to detecting threats, ThreatResonder can also assist analysts and incident responders in performing forensics and incident response on remote systems. It can help contain a compromised host, enforce endpoint access control by device, file, IP address, and interact live with an endpoint for file download/upload/delete, execute commands, kill processes, disconnect network connections, etc.

Reduce Alert Fatigue:

False-positive alerts are the significant challenges for any Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) security solution. NetSecurity understands this and our state-of-art detection engine and analytics engine are highly robust in filtering the unwanted/common events, which has a significant snowball effect on the number of alerts generated, eliminating the alert fatigue, and helping reduce your resources and operating costs by 50%.

Automated Playbooks for Faster Incident Resolution

ThreatResponder is equipped with sophisticated incident response playbooks where any sequence of actions can be predefined through its automated playbooks to reduce the time and efforts in the investigations.

See NetSecurity’s ThreatResponder EDR in Action

Cyber security threats are rapidly increasing at an enormous pace. It is extremely difficult for cyber security analysts and incident responders to investigate and detect threats using conventional tools and techniques. NetSecurity’s ThreatResponder, with its diverse capabilities, can help your team detect the most advanced cyber threats, including zero-day attacks and ransomware attacks. It can also help automate incident response actions across millions of endpoints, making it easy, fast, and hassle-free.

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