Endpoint Detection and Response

EDR Security: Learn the Essentials of Endpoint Detection and Response

With about 2,200 cyber attacks occurring each day, it's more important than ever that your online security's protected. With the right platform in place, you can do just that.

Traditionally, while many security systems have been fairly successful in protecting data, they aren't without their limitations. That's why it's best to choose a more advanced system.

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a cybersecurity system that stands above the rest. Want to know how it offers the security that you need and the benefits that come with this platform? Read on to find out why EDR security is for you.

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What Is Endpoint Detection and Response?

Endpoint Detection and Response, also known as EDR, is a system that collects data and detects cybersecurity attacks. It does so by interpreting information from computer endpoints and workstations so that compromises in security are efficiently dealt with. EDR helps facilitate the user as the two work together to combat the identified threat.

Conventional platforms contain inferior tools for detection in comparison to an EDR system. EDR has the ability to monitor the following suspicious activities:

  • Malware, including ransomware, which causes your computer to become locked when the security's breached
  • Advanced persistent threats (APT) whereby an extended threat occurs
  • Exploit attacks relating to data breaches from multiple angles

Having protection against exploit attacks is especially beneficial. This is because such occurrences allow attackers more opportunities to gain access to sensitive details.

Let's take a closer look at why EDR solutions are more beneficial to use over other security systems and how they work.

What’s the Importance of EDR Systems?

There are many advantages to having an EDR system in place, all of which provide the end goal of helping you stay secure against attacks. 

Here are some of the top reasons why you'll want to make use of EDR solutions:

  • Provides clarity into endpoint activity
  • Detects silently emerging attacks
  • Identifies threats that other systems can't
  • Improves in-house security efficiency
  • Collects data relating to specific threats
  • Helps detect high levels of endpoint activity
  • Reduces the system's risk of crashing
  • Determines the seriousness of a threat
  • Gives a choice of security resolutions

Here's the importance of each of these.

Provides Clarity in Endpoint Activity

Computer endpoint use is growing, especially in the workplace. They help improve job efficiency since they're involved in business operations which help facilitate the company's success. If your company has increased its endpoint devices, this is likely why.

However, it's not always easy to detect activity in all of the endpoints. It becomes even more difficult when employees are in various areas. But, that's where EDR systems come in!

With the help of EDR, data's collected from multiple regions and transferred back to a single localized system. That way, activities are tracked round the clock. More control over threats is therefore provided by EDR, which can also identify the source from which they came from.

Detects Silently Emerging Attacks

Cyber attacks don't always strike the moment it infiltrates a firewall. In fact, they could remain silent for weeks or months before deciding it's time to attack! 

The issue with attacks that silently emerge is that they're difficult to detect and are highly unpredictable. Conventional security systems aren't that savvy at picking them up either. EDR solutions, on the other hand, do a much better job at noticing unusual endpoint activity.

Identifies Threats Left Behind by Other Systems

General antivirus and firewall software lack the ability to track every single threat. Files that are potentially threatening may creep beneath the surface, and such systems typically require human intervention to detect the problem. Unfortunately, this means that unless you're capable of detecting a threat and the system doesn't pick it up, your device could be at risk.

Where other systems lack here, EDR prevails! In-built analytical tools enable the detection of even the slightest suspicious actions and remove the need for human resolution. 

Improves In-House Security Efficiency

When choosing the right EDR platform, you gain in-house security operations that provide the following benefits:

  • Less time and energy are required for real-life assistance
  • Advanced tools with added security
  • 24/7 protection

At BitLyft, we offer our next-gen Extended Detection and Response (XDR) system. XDR gives you access to a team of experts with specific training in dealing with cybersecurity attacks, allowing your software to withstand the risk of threats while continuing to run smoothly. Clarification is provided for endpoint activity so that potentially dangerous activities can be detected and dealt with promptly.

Additionally, with XDR you can expect human assistance when required so that you're kept up to date with your systems operations and safety throughout the process. No matter what time of the day or night it is, our team is at hand to deal with all your needs.

XDR comes with regular updates to help with handling any new threats that emerge appropriately. Therefore, you can rest assured your system won't face compromise.

Collects Data Relating to Specific Threats

For your security system to successfully protect you, it must be able to hone in on specific interactions. This helps to develop a clear picture of all of the suspicious activities involved in the overall threat. Then, activation of the right resolution can follow.

General security tools aren't as adept at determining the different components involved in attacks. EDR systems are superior here. 

EDR provides real-time analysis to detect even the most recent threats. Along with sifting through each integral part of the entire attack, we use this data to find out its origin. 

Helps Detect High Levels of Endpoint Activity

A computer's endpoint works to collect extensive data and information. To organize and make sense of the data, security systems transform them into:

  • Tables
  • Graphs
  • Dashboards

By creating data that are simple to read, interpret, and understand, finding threats is more easily achieved. You'll have some control over how you choose the data that's presented.

You can locate it through the administration center.

Reduces the System’s Risk of Crashing

As we're seeing, there are many benefits of automatic security processes. If your device's operations for business purposes are of your concern, preventing crashing is critical.

Problems that cyber attacks can cause to endpoints also include:

  • Reducing its speed
  • Impairing its function
  • Obtaining sensitive information

These issues can be detrimental to a business. In fact, if identification of the security threat isn't met with success, the blame can be initially placed on the employee that's handling the device.

With EDR, such problems are more easily avoided—it cuts off risks early to protect endpoints from suffering. This allows business operations to flow without disruption.

Determines the Seriousness of a Threat

What's often perceived as a risk turns out to be a false alarm. However, the user could direct the time spent on figuring this out and attempting to fix the problem better elsewhere.

EDR makes a difference as it's able to detect whether or not a threat is serious. If it's determined that it is, the resolution begins by bringing your team of professionals into action when required.

One main advantage of EDR here is that it's capable of sorting issues in order of importance if you're faced with multiple attacks. The result is that your system experiences less harm and threats are efficiently dealt with.

Gives a Choice of Security Resolutions

Depending on your circumstances, environment, and device usage, you might need the help of a specific security resolution. EDR offers a selection of three, which are:

  • Guided Remediation
  • Automated incident response
  • Managed threat response

With guided remediation, you can expect the alerting of experts to threats, while providing them with ways in which to deal with them.

Automated incident response allows the team to plan how they'll combine the EDR response with whatever manual tools they need. That way, a successful resolution is much more likely, especially when compared with traditional security systems which rely solely on human assistance. While this response won't be relevant to every cybersecurity attack, it's particularly used for dealing with malware issues and viruses early on.

In some cases, you'll benefit from managed threat response. Here, a SOC team receives the call-in to help.

At BitLift, our SOC team is professionally trained and prepared at hand whenever you need, making their way to your site to resolve any cyber threats you face. Here's what you can expect:

  • Alarm refining so that only real threats are flagged
  • Feedback, education, and guidance so that you're kept up to date with your security operations
  • High-level safety since we make use of cutting-edge SIEM technology

Now, let's look at some EDR security system features so you can see more about why it's the one worth choosing. 

EDR Security System Features

EDR systems come with advanced features that you won't receive with others. This is especially the case with our XDR platform. 

In addition to using SIEM technology and SOC, there are two more features that you can benefit from. These are:

  • SOAR for fast response security
  • CTI for better threat detection

Here's why these components make BitLyft stand out above other cybersecurity platforms.

SOAR (Fast Response)

Combating security risks can be a timely, tedious, and difficult process, especially if you lack an understanding of complex IT phenomena. In fact, it can be extremely daunting just trying to fix a single threat all by yourself.

With BitLyft AIR, you can take advantage of a system providing an all-in-one security resolution. SOAR is connected with advanced SIEM alarms which can activate in-built technology through automation so that the matter's resolved with success.

AIR is dynamic and available for use across the majority of devices. In addition, SOAR comes in handy whenever you need the help of our security experts. It alerts us about the problem and notifies us if the XDR isn't capable of handling the threat alone.

SOAR is a reliable and convenient application that functions well when you're in need of security across multiple sites.

CTI (Threat Detection)

Combining various software applications for security poses some drawbacks. They can become:

  • Costly to maintain
  • Time-consuming to update
  • Superseded by newer versions which need to be installed

CTI threat detection involves gathering relevant data on suspicious activity and determining the origin from which they come. This allows us to identify when true data security breaches occur. 

This feature comes with an internal database that collects all the data by using AIR modules. Users will be notified of any threats detected and resolved. This allows you to stay updated about the status of your security and gives you comfort that your system's running safely.

With CTI, you can expect a herd immunity type of protection. Since the EDR and XDR applications that we provide offer cutting-edge safety features, the same issue will become recognizable. Because of this, you can expect it to be promptly dealt with if it reappears in the future.

Who Is BitLyft?

BitLyft is a dedicated team of cybersecurity professionals involved in developing and analyzing cybersecurity software. Our services offer protection to technology users against cyber threats posing device risks. These include:

  • Technological damage
  • Access gained to sensitive data
  • Compromised business activity

Cybersecurity is our passion! Because of this, we work tirelessly to ensure that we exceed the expectations of our clients and deliver exceptional service always. We continually strive to offer the best security solutions and enable users to continue to use technology with freedom and gain the most from their experience.

Get Started With Your EDR Security Plan Here

With cybercrime on the rise, there's never been a more crucial time to take your security seriously. When you've got the right security system in place, you can rest assured that your personal data is kept safe and your device will continue to run smoothly. We've shown why choosing Endpoint Detection and Response is a smart move for you!

Ready to join the rest who are benefiting from our EDR security systems?  Take advantage of next-level security and get in touch with us today! We're ready to give you the safety you deserve.

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