Before we get into why you should choose a Managed Cloud Service with Endpoint Detection and Response, we should explain what all of that means.
A Managed Cloud Service is a service that is able to wholly or partially manage your cloud’s infrastructure and / or resources. Managed Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is an endpoint security solution that monitors end-user devices continuously to detect and respond to threats that current tools from Microsoft cannot identify. Specifically, the device intrusion-detection included with Managed EDR is not currently available with Microsoft offerings. This stops ransomware and malware attacks faster than ever before- isolating them before they’re able to cause any harm.
Utilizing cutting-edge technology, Managed EDR protects your business from evolving attacks by addressing threats to endpoints specifically. This framework differs from past cybersecurity models that prioritized addressing network vulnerabilities.
The degree of protection provided by Managed EDR services exceeds what many businesses have the resources for on their own. Even enterprise businesses will struggle to replicate the advanced protection provided by Managed EDR.
What is Managed EDR?
Managed EDR goes beyond antivirus, firewall, and other traditional threat detection methods. It combines advanced monitoring and expert analysis to identify threats on endpoints throughout a network. Specifically, human threats that can slip right past firewalls and antiviral software.
While threat detection and containment are critically important, Managed EDR is a managed cloud service that includes more than analysis and response.
Managed Endpoint Detection and Response:
- Utilizes proactive defense intelligence
- Reduces the time that bad actors have access to endpoints on your network
- Includes more direct communication with analysts, rather than secondary communication through portals and emails
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How Managed EDR Works
The core purpose of Managed EDR is detecting threats on employee devices. After detecting a threat, the system automatically responds to either remove it or contain it. The security team will be notified of the attack and will immediately take action to limit its impact on your business.
There are three key components to Managed EDR:
- Endpoint Threat Detection: Software programs collect data from your employee devices and store it in a database. The database is scanned for known mobile endpoint security problems.
- Threat Response: When a known problem is identified, the system can automatically take action, such as logging out a user to contain the response and send an alert.
- Threat Analysis: IT analysts evaluate the threat and determine the need for containment. Protocols are adjusted to prevent the issue from recurring.
Endpoint Breaches versus Viruses
You may have the best anti-virus software available, but anti-virus software can’t detect an endpoint breach. If a hacker has accessed one of your employee’s devices and is simply waiting for the right time to launch ransomware, your anti-virus software will not catch the attack before damage is done.
With the increase in remote work and the rise of phishing attacks, this type of breach is only becoming more and more common. Traditional threat detection methods may not identify a compromised account for weeks or even months.
Once that hacker has the information they need to initiate a ransomware attack, you could be spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to retrieve your data. Choosing the right cloud managed service for your business is key to defending your business against hackers.
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Managed Cloud Services and EDR from Nortec
Managed Endpoint Detection and Response from Nortec defends devices connected to your network against the advanced threats hackers deploy. No matter where your employees are located or what device they are using, our Managed EDR service provides comprehensive protection and response.
Nortec also offers a range of services, such as Managed Security Awareness that provides phishing training. Our team will train your employees to identify phishing attempts and stop hackers in their tracks.
Managed EDR can prevent attacks against your business before they happen and decrease the severity of a breach if it does occur. Our team at Nortec provides custom mobile security solutions that are tailored to your business needs and goals.