Endpoint Detection Response- AV, EDR, MDR?

What is Managed Detection and Response?

To answer this we have to start with endpoints. Endpoints are the ends of networks where users begin interacting with their devices. These devices include the likes of laptops, smartphones, computers, servers, and workstations. 

These devices serve as doors to the outside world on the other end. It is a passage that needs to be guarded to prevent cyber-attacks or malicious applications.. In the past, antivirus programs used to be the only solutions available to guard these endpoints. Later on, EDRs, or endpoint detection and response applications were introduced. 

These programs worked together with antivirus prog

rams to alleviate these threats. The endpoints remain secure from any malicious cyber attacks. But when things go over EDR, Managed Detection and Response (MDR) becomes necessary, where IT professionals are directly involved.  MDR tends to generate a lot of alerts, and this is where the IT professional comes in to play their role. They are able to filter and respond personally to the data. 

What are XDRs and SOCs?

But what happens when things go beyond EDRs and MDRs?  If you are an organization looking to extend its monitoring efforts, you should go for XDR, also known as extended detection and response. 

This system can correlate data across different network points. Therefore, it makes it easy to identify different patterns of some problems by prioritizing and sorting any security threats. However,  the human element is still there, and it is critical to the overall success of this security strategy.

If you need even more security, the next step is to go for Security Operations Centers. These centers are available 24/7, and experienced professionals are there to handle any issues right away.

SynchroNet provides these security services, helping you to implement and carry them out. In todays world of cyber threats, your information can remain secure, protecting your business, clients, and staff.