What is an Endpoint?

Is your device connected to the internet? Do you use a closed network in your office? Then your device is an endpoint. Any device that is physically at the end of a network can be called an endpoint. They can be laptops, desktops, mobile phones, tablets, servers, and even IoT devices. 

Are endpoints at risk? Why?

An endpoint is like a doorway to a network. Endpoints are critical points for an attacker to gain access to a target network. They are becoming high-value targets for cyber attacks as networking and cloud computing architecture evolve. As organisations’ workforces become more remote and employees access internal resources from off-premises endpoints around the world, the danger of endpoint intrusion keeps going up. 

What is an EDR?

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) or endpoint threat detection and response (ETDR) is a new technology that emerged as traditional full-time endpoint monitoring systems became unreliable. EDR is a comprehensive endpoint security system that combines real-time continuous monitoring and endpoint data gathering with rules-based automatic reaction and analysis capabilities. Unlike typical endpoint security solutions, EDR systems can learn and respond to threats based on predefined rules or data patterns from previous attacks. 

Key features of an EDR system

  • Data Collection – EDR systems have inbuilt data collection agents that monitor and collect data that pertain to endpoint security like processes, data volume and activity on the network. This data is stored in a central database.
  • Analysis and forensic engines- The analysis systems in EDR study various attack patterns that were used to breach the network previously. It compiles and saves this data for future use. EDR’s forensic tools enable cybersecurity advisers to investigate previous breaches in order to have a better knowledge of network vulnerabilities.
  • Automated response- Unlike conventional antivirus software, EDR is capable of stopping attacks on the network by using the data the analysis tool complied. The user is also able to set pre-defined rules to stop certain types of network penetrations.

XDR (Extended Detection and Response) & MDR (Managed Detection and Response)

XDR or extended detection and response is an enterprise-level EDR solution. XDR systems are capable of monitoring and securing the entire technological landscape of a company. The advantage of XDR systems is that they can be vendor-specific and can be defined according to the size and demands of your business.

MDR or managed detection and response refers to the outsourcing of your network security. Your in-house IT team may not be capable of securing your network all the time. MDR solutions can solve this problem by providing designated cybersecurity consultants who monitor your network full-time. 

Why Choose SecuriCentrix for Managed EDR?

The Managed Endpoint Detection and Response solution from SecuriCentrix boosts the visibility of threats targeting endpoint devices across cloud and on-premise networks. We provide an experienced team of threat hunters, cutting-edge EDR technology, and up-to-date threat information to uncover risks that other controls may overlook. 

We at SecuriCentrix want the best for the best and are not willing to let you succumb to any threats. 

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