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July 19, 2022   •   4 minute read

Visibility Into Endpoint Activity: Endpoint Detection & Response

In 2019, 70% of successful breaches began on an endpoint. 

However, remote work has skyrocketed in the past two years, yielding an unfathomable 30,000% increase in malware directly related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Increased reliance on personal desktops, laptops, and mobile devices makes endpoints prime targets for adversaries—with cyber crimes committed every 39 seconds.

As these attacks only get more sophisticated with time, it is crucial to defend your corporate posture with not only anti-virus, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and anti-malware software, but robust endpoint detection and response tools.

This continuous monitoring software provides complete visibility into endpoint activity, and empowers businesses to curb associated threats before they manifest as attacks.

What Is Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR)?

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) services continuously monitor desktops, laptops, and mobile devices for suspicious activity or compromise—identifying threats in real-time and isolating attacks before data is infiltrated, assets are compromised, or damages are done.

This sophisticated monitoring is a robust supplement to traditional corporate defense strategies such as anti-virus protection, DLP, and anti-malware tools. 

EDR fundamentally recognizes that proactive monitoring is essential in businesses committed to truly refining their risk postures, empowering organizations to recognize suspicious activity and isolate it before adversaries can strike.

Given the hefty $4.62 million toll the average data breach takes on businesses—$8.64 million in the United States—it is prudent businesses do not risk an encounter with a threat actor and suffer the financial consequences. In fact, the 2020 IBM Security “Cost of a Data Breach Report” states companies that deployed security automation saved $3.58 million on breach costs compared to those lacking these services.

However, it’s not merely financial losses at stake for companies without this additional layer of protection, but reputational damage and wasted productivity.

While some businesses might recoup monetary losses, trust and precious downtime are often more challenging to recover.

Given the detrimental damages to capital, productivity, and reputation, it is crucial companies curb these breach aftershocks with a multifaceted EDR solution.

Essentials for EDR

When considering EDR software to provide full visibility into endpoint activity within your business, we recommend prioritizing the following capabilities:

1. Zero-Day Detection

It is vital businesses curb malicious activity before or as it occurs. In zero-day attacks, hackers exploit an endpoint vulnerability before an organization has the opportunity to defend against it.

Sophisticated EDR solutions are an additional layer above endpoint protection, and thoroughly understand attack behavior and anticipate suspicious endpoint activity, employing advanced behavioral analytics to immediately detect, identify, and isolate threats as they occur.

2. Continuous Recording

Continuously monitoring and recording endpoint activity provides full visibility over all movement within a server.

Not only does this grant full-scope insights into even the most minute occurrences and potential patterns, but it enables companies to quickly pinpoint attacks and bolster any gaps in defenses.

3. Threat Intelligence

Researching, collecting, and analyzing threat data empowers businesses with complete understanding of past, current, and potential cyberattacks.

Expert software teams intelligently collaborate with security experts around the globe to comprehensively identify emerging threats targeting your endpoints

4. Containment

Just as it is essential to identify malicious activity before it becomes an attack, it is equally vital to then contain those threats before significant damage can be done.

Cutting-edge EDR provides customized containment services that seamlessly detect and contain attacks in real time—stopping hackers in their tracks.

5. Threat Banning

During comprehensive security scans, it is best practice to ban any known malicious file, as it poses a significant vulnerability.

Doing so adds another layer of proactive security, and bolsters an organization’s ability to curb breaches before they occur.

Unrivaled EDR for Unparalleled Protection & Prevention

While there are numerous endpoint detection and response software to choose from, few on the market boast the unrivaled prevention, detection, and incident response capabilities of Cybersafe Solutions SOL EDR, containing all five of the above features, and more.

Cybersafe’s team of experts in the threat landscape has successfully responded to sophisticated attacks on clients’ endpoints, conducting multifaceted monitoring, employing threat intelligence, detecting risks, and alerting and containing threats before they strike.

As preventative measures are simply not enough for complete system protection, SOL EDR bolsters your posture with essential detection and response capabilities: State-of-the-art response tools detect suspicious activity prior to it wreaking havoc on your systems, and our incident response team immediately mitigates targeted threats through instant intervention and remediation.

This combination provides unparalleled visibility and protection through comprehensive EDR— monitoring all stages of the security lifecycle.

While endpoints are prime targets for breaches to your systems, industry-leading EDR stops adversaries in their tracks, saving critical time, money, and trust.

Cybersafe Solutions is a state-of-the-art managed security provider specializing in managed detection, response, and containment. By providing 24/7/365 visibility into your company’s endpoints at all times, our expert team of cybersecurity specialists seamlessly prevents, detects, and responds to system threats, protecting your valuable assets and thwarting adversaries in their tracks. 

Contact us today to learn more, or download the SOL EDR factsheet