Endpoint detection and response (EDR) is a security solution that is designed to detect and respond to potential threats and anomalies on endpoint devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets. EDR systems typically work by monitoring endpoint devices for suspicious activity, such as the execution of malicious code or the attempt to access restricted resources. When a potential threat is detected, the EDR system will alert security personnel and provide them with the information they need to investigate and respond to the incident.
EDR systems may include features such as:
- Real-time monitoring: EDR systems continuously monitor endpoint devices for suspicious activity and alert security personnel when a potential threat is detected.
- Threat intelligence: EDR systems may incorporate threat intelligence feeds or other sources of information to help identify and prioritize potential threats.
- Incident response capabilities: EDR systems may include tools and features to help security personnel investigate and respond to potential threats, such as the ability to isolate affected devices or roll back changes made by malicious software.
EDR is an important part of a comprehensive security strategy for endpoint devices and can help organizations to protect against a wide range of threats, including malware, ransomware, and other types of cyberattacks.