Antivirus Isn’t Enough Against Modern Cyber Threats- Here’s How To Get Started with EDR

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In the wake of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks, modern businesses are now being advised to shift their focus from traditional antivirus solutions to Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR).

While this may sound like a complicated tool, EDR is actually quite straightforward and incredibly powerful in protecting businesses from cyber attacks.  Organizations can implement it as part of their layered approach to cyber protection. 

Read on to learn more about how implementing endpoint detection and response can help to protect your business, assets, and data from malicious cyber threats.

What is Endpoint Detection Response?

EDR is a comprehensive suite of security solutions designed to proactively monitor and defend endpoints against cyber threats. Endpoint detection response solutions provide advanced analytics, real-time threat detection, prevention, response capabilities, and automated remediation.

According to Techjury, “30,000 websites are hacked daily.” This tool is more than a tool, it’s the powerhouse that can keep you out of the victim statistics that are on the rise.

Like proactive antivirus protection, these solutions work to detect threats before they can cause any damage instead of simply responding after it’s too late.

The Endless Benefits of EDR 

EDR solutions offer a number of benefits over traditional antivirus solutions such as:

  • Being able to detect and respond to new threats in real-time
  • Providing actionable intelligence and automated response capabilities
  • Provide detailed insights into the endpoint environment, allowing security teams to quickly identify potential threats and mitigate them before they can cause any serious damage

The use of these solutions can also help reduce the amount of time it takes to respond and remediate incidents which is why so many organizations are now making EDR a fundamental component of their security strategy and why your business should too.

Getting Started With EDR

Adding an additional layer to your cybersecurity program is beneficial in protecting you from the growing threat landscape.  To get started, businesses should begin by researching these solutions and selecting the one that best meets their needs. This should include evaluating features such as advanced analytics, real-time threat detection, prevention and response capabilities, automated remediation tools, and detailed insights into the endpoint environment. We understand that not everyone is familiar with cybersecurity and EDR and the great news is that you don’t have to be because Praxis is.

Once implemented,  your solutions provider will regularly monitor your endpoint detection response to ensure it is up-to-date, properly configured, and performing correctly. The best package you should be looking for is one that can be tailored to your specific needs and offers comprehensive support to ensure optimal security like:

The right cybersecurity company won’t just provide the bare minimum solutions, but will also offer a wide range of services such as threat intelligence analysis and incident response to ensure your security is as effective as possible.

Why Insurance Companies are Requiring EDR

Endpoint detection response is now becoming more than just a suggestion. Insurance companies now require it for businesses that want to purchase cyber liability insurance. This is because these solutions offer a level of protection and monitoring that traditional antivirus solutions just can’t provide. And without it, insurance companies are putting themselves at risk of having to pay out large sums of money should a data breach occur — something they’re no longer risking without this tool.

It’s clear why EDR is the new foundational security that insurance companies are now requiring, and it’s also why your business needs to make EDR part of its overall security strategy. Without it, your organization will not only have a hard time finding a top-notch insurance company, but it’ll also be putting itself at risk of a massive data breach.

Implementing this is not just about the insurance, it’s about your protection as well.

Praxis Can Help Your Organization Implement EDR 

With Praxis, you can be at ease knowing your endpoints are secure from the most advanced cyber threats and knowing you’ll be qualified for the best insurance companies around.

Antivirus isn’t enough anymore, protect your endpoints and your business with Praxis EDR. Get started today to see how we can help protect your organization.