Antiransomware and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Cybersecurity threats have become increasingly more sophisticated. Many companies aren’t even aware they’ve been attacked until days or weeks after their data has been stolen or breached. Less than 30% of companies provide their employees and endpoint users with the proper knowledge for detecting and flagging potential ransomware attacks.
As more organizations and companies move to a more cloud-based storage and workspace, so is the notion that data cannot be stolen or impacted by ransomware attacks. There’s a spreading belief that utilizing the Cloud means that you’re safe from being targeted by cyber threats. Unfortunately, this is opening organizations up to an increased opportunity for attack.
It’s vital that any business or organization that is storing private information or utilizing a network or internet connection in any way – even via the Cloud – establish a strong cybersecurity solution that includes antiransomware and Endpoint Detection and Response.
What is Endpoint Detection and Response?
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is also commonly known as Endpoint Threat Detection and Response (ETDR). It’s an integrated cybersecurity solution that constantly mitigates and responds to possible threats at the endpoint (user) level. It combines both automatic machine learning rule-based responses and analysis with hands-on and real-time monitoring by dedicated IT professionals.
According to Gartner, EDR provides “records and stores endpoint-system-level behaviors, uses various data analytics techniques to detect suspicious system behavior, provides contextual information, blocks malicious activity, and provides remediation suggestions to restore affected systems.”
Varsity Technologies Will Provide Your Business With Reputable and Industry Leading EDR Tools. Our EDR Services Include:
- Managed detection and response which includes investigation on up-to-date and emerging threats and trends. Varsity will use advanced analytics, expert IT knowledge, and detailed investigation methods to ensure complete security of your organization’s endpoints and other areas
- Utilization of effective EDR tools that include investigation of IOAs (Indicators of Attack) and not just signature-based matching which is more likely to let threats slip through
- Threat hunting and continuous exploration of data and systems
- Detection of suspicious activity
- A quick investigation into alerts and malicious activity
- Accurate local network and Cloud-based endpoint detection solutions in real-time.
Why is EDR Important for Organizations of Any Size?
Traditional methods of digital security may help to keep sensitive data secure and private while detecting
and preventing some threats such as viruses from gaining access to an organization’s system.
EDR provides even more visibility at an enhanced level. Its tools are likely to detect more advanced
cybersecurity threats such as malware and ransomware as well as common nuisance attacks like phishing and APTs.
Having antivirus software is no longer enough to protect your business from outside threats.
While antivirus is still an excellent preventative measure for your endpoint security solution. It works to stop threats from gaining access to your networks. In the unfortunate but likely event that a threat finds a way past your antivirus software, a strong EDR solution will detect this and contain and dispel the intruder before it can gain access to information or wreak havoc within your organization.
Antiransomware is also a necessary security component that many organizations should implement. One in five companies will become victims of ransomware — that’s 20% of organizations. Implementing an endpoint detection software coupled with threat analysis, both of which are solutions provided by EDR, are some of the best and more useful preventative measures for today’s sophisticated ransomware.
Why Choose Varsity for Your Antiransomware and EDR Set Up?
Varsity Technologies are industry leaders within the IT realm. We are committed to finding and training the best and brightest minds that match our own passion for cybersecurity and modern technology. Our team is experts in effective and advanced cybersecurity software and tools and can set your business or organization up for an easy transition to a more secure workspace. We are available extended hours each day to respond to all questions and inquiries as quickly as possible.
Has your organization set up a cybersecurity strategy that includes Antiransomware and EDR? Let’s chat.
Our certified Information Technology (IT) experts located in the San Francisco area and across California are knowledgeable in the modern organizational setting and can easily work with any in-house and Cloud-based system or network to assure complete security.
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