Endpoint detection and response (EDR), also called endpoint threat detection and response (ETDR), is a security strategy that’s designed to continuously monitor for potential cyberthreats—and proactively respond to them. But what exactly is this strategy, and how does it benefit your organization?
How Does Endpoint Detection and Response Work?
EDR is designed to keep your endpoints—the devices at the physical end of a network (e.g., laptops, desktops, tablets, and servers)—secure. The high-level vision is to continuously monitor endpoint data for suspicious activity. If you notice something off, you can take proactive action and remove the threat before it causes any real damage.
You can think of the responsibilities of an EDR strategy as:
Key Benefits of EDR
EDR has several benefits:
Why Is EDR Important?
EDR is important because it has the potential to keep your organization secure. IT departments, especially those in large companies, are responsible for managing upwards of thousands of endpoints across an entire network. In the largest organizations, endpoints can total half a million or more. And because each endpoint is the potential target of a cyberattack, every endpoint on your system needs to be considered a potential attack vector.
EDR enables your security team to actively and continuously monitor these endpoints for threats, automatically taking action whenever suspicious activity is detected.
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