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Cybersecurity threats are rising at an astonishing rate, with hackers now attacking, on average, every 39 seconds – that is 2,244 times a day! With security threats coming in the form of malicious email attachments, internal data breaches, spear-phishing and malware delivered by email, you need to ensure your cybersecurity is going to keep your business safe, so how is EDR different from Antivirus?

 While certain sectors have been under more pressure from cyber-attacks lately, including education and healthcare, cybersecurity shouldn’t be specific to a specific group – all businesses should be cautious and protected.  

  In this post, we will explore what Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is and how it could be beneficial for your business and keeping your business-sensitive data safe. Plus, this blog will explore the differences between EDR and alternative solutions to ensure you can select the best security for your company.   

Why EDR and why now?  

For those not familiar with cybersecurity technology, EDR is Endpoint Detection and Response. EDR is a cybersecurity technology which continuously monitors and responds to advanced internal and external threats. While this is a very generic description of the service, not all EDR tools have the same capabilities. There is a wide spectrum of services on offer, including specialist agent analysis or backend management. as for the right option for your business, a consultant will be able to say.  

 Endpoint detection is still emerging into the cyber world. However, for many businesses, EDR capabilities are already considered essential to their cybersecurity solutions. 

 Many organisations are already embracing new security tools, but if you are yet to implement reinforced security measures, now is the time to do so. There are many reasons for this, with the implementation of GDPR in 2018 the risks of a breach to a business are significant, with fines up to £17.8million (or 4% of annual global turnover), it has never been so crucial to keep company and customer data safe. Alongside the financial implications of a data breach, cyber attackers are working harder (and smarter) than ever. 

 According to Cybine Solutions, in 2018 62% of businesses experienced phishing and social engineering attacks, with so many attacks happening per day, the risk of someone accessing your data is growing by the minute.   

How is EDR different to AntiVirus?  

If you’re wondering how EDR is different from standard AntiVirus, we have been using our cybersecurity solutions over the past few decades, we’re here to explain!  

AntiVirus generally offers a single service, such as scanning, detecting and removing viruses and malware. 

 Endpoint detection undertakes a far more significant role. EDR includes AntiVirus alongside other tools, such as monitoring, protection against digital threats and firewall. Generally, EDR runs on a client-server model and (as it says on the tin) protects endpoints of a company’s network, keeping your organisation secure.  

Keep your business data safe and optimise cybersecurity 

With hackers increasingly developing their skills and software used to implement attacks, you need to ensure your cybersecurity is up to scratch. With the implications of a data breach higher than ever and potential for hefty fines and negative press for your company, you must be sure you have optimised your IT solutions.   

 With the technology available now, to both hackers and businesses, AntiVirus simply isn’t a good enough all-round solution to keep your data secure. Of course, it is still an important aspect of your cybersecurity but should be amalgamated with other security measures. There are many ways you can ensure your cybersecurity is enough to keep you safe, including penetration testing and making it twice as difficult for hackers to access your data with multi-factor authentication (MFA).   

 Be sure your business data is safe and secure for cyber-attacks 

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