Endpoint security is a vital component of an enterprise cybersecurity strategy. Antivirus (AV) and endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions are both designed to protect against threats to endpoint security but provide very different levels of protection. Learn how these solutions differ and which is the right choice for your organization.
EDR provide multilayered, integrated endpoint protection. Key features of an EDR security solution include:
These EDR features provide significant security benefits, including:
Contextualized Threat Hunting: EDR solutions provide threat hunters with access to the data and context required for threat hunting. This enables more rapid and effective threat hunting and the detection of potential indications of a previously unknown incident.
Antivirus solutions are designed to identify malicious software or code that has infected a computer. AVs use various methods to identify potential malware infections, including:
AV solutions enable the detection and remediation of malware infections on a computer. This can include terminating malicious processes, quarantining suspicious files, and eradicating malware infections.
AV provides the ability to detect and respond to malware on an infected computer using a variety of different techniques. EDR incorporates AV and other endpoint security functionality providing more fully-featured protection against a wide range of potential threats.
AV is designed to identify malware on a computer, but cyber threat actors are growing increasingly sophisticated. Traditional, signature-based detection is no longer effective at identifying modern malware due to the rapid evolution of malware and the use of unique malware and infrastructure for cyberattack campaigns. Additionally, malware developers are using various techniques such as fileless malware to evade detection by antivirus solutions.
Detection of modern threats to endpoint security requires more information and context than is available to AV systems. EDR integrates a range of security functions, enabling it to detect trends and other indicators of a successful incursion. Additionally, the response capabilities provided by EDR enable security analysts to more quickly act to address potential security incidents, limiting the impact of an attack.
Endpoint security threats are rapidly evolving. Check Point Harmony Endpoint provides comprehensive protection against a range of endpoint security threats. Harmony Endpoint has been listed as a Major Player in the Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security for Enterprises and for the SMB Vendor assessment by the IDC MarketScape and received the top score from AV TEST in its Corporate Endpoint Protection testing.
Evolving patterns of work make endpoint security an organization’s first line of defense against cyber threat actors. Learn how to protect your organization against endpoint security threats by signing up for a free demo of Check Point Harmony Endpoint.