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Managed Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Explained

What it is, why you need it and why it’s the best way to manage today’s security threats

Managed Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Explained


Security used to be so simple for the average business. You installed anti-virus (AV) solutions, trained employees not to click on unknown links, and kept software and websites up to date. For a few low-risk companies, that may still be the case, but the vast majority of small to midsize companies now need to fortify against new, advanced threats that can get around traditional AV.

With the rise of more advanced threat vectors and the use of Work-from-Home technologies businesses are facing greater threats to data and workflow and need a different type of protection to mitigate that risk.

The 2021 “Cost of a Data Breach Report” by IBM and the Ponemon Institute states that:
“The average total cost of a data breach was more than $1 million higher where remote working was a factor in causing the breach compared to breaches where remote working was not a factor.”


Traditional AV isn’t sufficient protection for your business because AV requires regular database updates of the current virus signatures to be effective. The protection afforded by AV software is only as good as the vendor’s updates. New threats arise daily, and ensuring updates get pushed out in a timely fashion is a best-effort scenario. Often, threats are discovered only after the damage is done.

Here are a few examples of some of the risks we’re seeing in the marketplace now:

  • Weaponized documents that may seem like harmless PDF attachments in your emails but execute attacks once they enter your network.
  • Fileless threats that don’t require downloads, but execute from memory, making them difficult to identify.
  • Zero-day threats that find an unknown computer vulnerability and exploit it before software or hardware providers can issue updates.
  • Ransomware attacks, which can disable IT networks and lock you out of your data/workflow.

Keep Your Business Safe from the Latest Threats
Hybrid work is a growing trend that expands your effiency and improves your employees work/life balance, but it comes with cyber risks you need to manage.
You want to protect your organization against cyberattacks that put your employees, customers, and your business reputation at risk. Here’s why Managed Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is the best choice now for your IT security and business continuity.

Generation Technology Solutions Blog - EDR to AV Comparison

Global ransomware attacks increased by 151% from 2020-2021 and continue to rise. (304.7 million attacks worldwide in 2021)

How Managed EDR Benefits You

  • Minimize costly downtime caused by threat incidents – Protect against damage done by the latest threats with fast AI-based threat detection, containment, and automated system remediation. Use Managed EDR to save time and protect your bottom line.
  • Protect your business from ransomware attacks – Gain peace of mind by using Managed EDR to roll back any and all devices to their pre-threat state. Simply click and restore infected machines to full productivity, no matter which strain of ransomware is holding them hostage. There’s no need to pay expensive ransoms to cyber-attackers or hire high-priced consultants to rebuild network access. Managed EDR pays for itself by keeping you safe and secure.
  • Increase employee productivity – Eliminate threats that outwit traditional AV solutions and maintain faster device performance, creating fewer distractions that eat into employee productivity.
  • Let the experts manage it for you – Don’t spend time trying to support and manage your own systems and security. Focus on running and growing your business, with ongoing support from your managed service provider.

Never worry about ransomware again with Managed EDR. Just click and restore your devices to their pre-infection state.

As part of Generation Technology Solutions’ proactive approach to IT Support and Security, we offer our Managed Services clients our robust yet affordable Cyber Security Suite which includes valuable products and services including industry leading Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) 

Want more information on how to protect your business from Ransomeware and receive peace of mind? Connect with us today!

Source:
1 Mid-Year Update: 2021 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report / 2021 Global Cyberattack Trends

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