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With the accelerated growth of attack surfaces in the digital world, computer network systems are vulnerable to cyber-attacks more than ever. The emergence of such sophisticated cybercrimes in computer networks has signaled the need for more advanced data security strategies. To mitigate this online vulnerability, multiple organizations are leaning towards integrating EDR security in their computer network systems. Endpoint Detection and Response, or EDR, is an endpoint threat detection that exploits networks to retrieve data. EDR involves a real-time data collection of endpoint data and seamless, uninterrupted monitoring and detection of suspicious activities. This technology allows companies to send alerts to mitigate these issues. There are more comprehensive things that an EDR technology assumes to provide critical security to organizations.



Real-time monitoring

Companies can’t afford to be complacent when it comes to their data stored on various digital devices and networks. EDR security technology enables companies to monitor potential threats at the company’s endpoints continuously. These potential threats can either be active or dormant, and a robust EDR security system should identify each one of them by tracking the transfer of data networks or endpoints. This proactive monitoring enables the identification of threats early before they damage the system or put the organization in jeopardy.


Data analysis and threat hunting

More nuanced cyber threats are complicated and can easily breach the initial security stages of networks. They might be from external as well as internal sources and are sometimes active for months without being conspicuous. Detecting such threats is one of the foundational qualities of an advanced EDR. When dealing with sophisticated malware, tracking, and alerting the system becomes quite difficult as they hold the capability of avoiding any triggers. These malwares covertly enter the systems in a shrouded state and become malicious as they pass through the system defenses.

A more nuanced strategy of proactively analyzing the endpoints and networks is threat hunting. EDR should hold the capability to perform threat hunting effectively to accurately identify obscured threats in the system. It should perform continuous file analysis to segregate offending files and folders to set off the initial stages of malicious behavior. Once the analysis part is done and the file is deemed malware free, the work doesn’t end there. EDR constantly detects suspicious behavior, and if the files show ransomware or crypto mining activities, they are immediately processed, evaluated and analyzed for risks, alerting the organization. Unlike the conventional methods of basic monitoring and alerting, threat hunting actively scours the systems for active or dormant threats and alerts the security system.

Threat hunting follows a streamlined process that includes:


Threat visualization: Data security experts utilize threat intelligence and field knowledge to create a hypothesis around the threat to strategize the course of action.

Data collection: An EDR monitors the entire attack surface vigorously to gain insights into the system and collect the data. Any suspicious activity is then investigated, and the system is alerted for a mitigation plan.

Mitigation: Measures are taken to eradicate the threat from the system.

Cyberthreat intelligence

Cyberthreat intelligence is the core of EDR, and the more capable cyber intelligence is, the more effective and advanced the EDR function. Along with continuous analysis, cyber threat intelligence backs EDR, enabling an effective detection of files in the system. Leveraging large-scale data, advanced threat analysis and machine learning technology, cyber threat intelligence manages threat detection. EDR will be ineffectual if there is no cyber threat intelligence integrated into it.


Enhanced visibility

A good EDR ensures enhanced visibility through all the networks and endpoints. The data collection from analysis and monitoring is transferred to a single, centralized system managed by organizations. This enables organizations to track the state of the network from a single console, enabling them to identify the attack path of the threat and deploy mitigation tactics.


Automated response

An EDR exhibits the capability of not only advanced detection but also partaking in the mitigation process. EDR is designed with predetermined response actions that automate data collection and processing along with response activities.


Threat prevention

Organizations should strive to prevent any threats aiming to damage endpoints and computer networks instead of focusing on mitigation strategies. EDR exhibits behavioral analysis of the organization’s traffic. This analysis triggers the prevention of such malware attacks on the system and leverages an alert system and elimination response to remove the threat from the network.


Streamlined processes.

Seamless execution of processes enables data security systems to effectively identify viruses or other malware from the endpoints. This streamlined process is brought by EDR that automates the monitoring, threat detection, data analysis, investigations, automated response, prevention, and more processes. These processes conjointly work together to secure the organization’s data and files.


Improved efficiency

Any process should have an enhanced efficiency that enables businesses to improve performance. EDR introduces business efficiency by detecting and responding quickly, without downtime. Every phase, from monitoring to prevention and automated response, is executed without delay and minimizes the damage caused by cyberattacks.

It is vital to deploy a capable EDR security solution that essentially protects the organization as well as remote workers from cyber threats. With EDR, organizations can keep running their businesses smoothly without any downtime or data security complications and breaches.

GajShield is an end-to-end data security deploying platform that secures organizations’ data through EDR, data leak prevention, URL filtering, contextual intelligence engine and more. Reach out to us for a comprehensive solution to your endpoint security and networks.




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