The CyberStack: Endpoint Detection And Response (EDR)

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It’s all about the stack.

A CyberStack is a collection of security tools that are layered together to create cybersecurity infrastructure.

Cybersecurity service is the expert monitoring and management of the CyberStack.

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR):

At Alles Technology, we employ what is known as a Real-Time Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) system. Essentially, EDR is the modern replacement for a traditional antivirus suite. In order to understand the difference, let’s describe a little bit about each.

An EDR system is focused on providing visibility to enterprise security teams through scanning for unusual behavior. If any suspicious activity is detected, then an automated response is provided to our Security Operations Center (SOC) team. In addition, EDR was designed to combat the ever-growing number of malware threats. For example, polymorphic malware has been developed in order to bypass traditional antivirus scanners through altering its characteristics. While traditional antivirus requires the malware files to be known to the scanner’s database, EDR does not require that the threat be precisely defined because it scans for all unusual activity.

A traditional antivirus suite, on the other hand, is much more limited because it is only capable of blocking files that are already known to the scanner’s database. As new malware is developed, the database must be constantly refreshed, and vendors are simply unable to keep up their databases up to date given the ever-growing number of cyber threats.

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