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What is Endpoint Protection?



Endpoint Protection

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), acts like a hidden security guard against cyber

threats to your company. 


Where Traditional Antivirus programs catch viruses and malware after your systems have been compromised, EDR is set up to prevent them from happening in the first place. 


ITS utilizes cutting-edge EDR tools for our Endpoint Protection (EP) option within our Monthly Service Agreements and Core Bundles.


 

EP and AV solutions serve different purposes and have distinct advantages. Here's why Endpoint Protection is often considered better for certain security needs:


 

Behavior-based detection: EP solutions typically use advanced algorithms to detect suspicious behavior rather than relying solely on signature-based detection like antivirus programs. This allows Endpoint Protection to identify previously unseen threats or zero-day attacks more effectively.


Incident response capabilities: EP solutions provide comprehensive incident response capabilities, allowing security teams to investigate and respond to security incidents in real time. They offer detailed forensic data and analysis, which is crucial for understanding the scope and impact of an attack.


Visibility and monitoring: EP solutions provide granular visibility into endpoint activities, allowing security teams to monitor processes, file accesses, network connections, and other behaviors. This visibility helps detect and respond to threats more effectively.


Threat hunting: EP solutions enable proactive threat hunting, where security analysts actively search for signs of compromise or suspicious activity within the network. This proactive approach can uncover hidden threats that traditional antivirus might miss.


Adaptability and scalability: EP solutions are designed to adapt to evolving threats and can scale to protect large, dynamic environments effectively. They often incorporate machine learning and other advanced technologies to improve detection accuracy and reduce false positives.


Compliance requirements: Many regulatory frameworks and industry standards require organizations to have advanced threat detection and incident response capabilities, which EP solutions can provide more effectively than traditional antivirus software.


While EDR offers several advantages over traditional antivirus, it's important to note that both types of solutions play important roles in a layered security strategy. Antivirus software is still valuable for its ability to quickly detect and block known malware, while EDR provides additional layers of defense against more sophisticated threats.


Combining both approaches can provide comprehensive protection against a wide range of cyber threats.


If you would like to learn more about how Endpoint Protection can benefit your business, contact ITS today at 970-255-0480 or support@itsolutionsco.com.

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