Top 7 reasons why you need an EDR solution

In 2020, two thirds of all companies surveyed reported they had been victims of a data breach*. Companies of all sizes are at risk of coming under attack, and one of the highest profile incidents last year was the supply chain attack of multi-million dollar infrastructure system provider SolarWinds.

F-Secure also noticed a growing trend of criminals targeting healthcare data during the pandemic, and one of the largest data breaches in 2020 was an attack on Medicaid coordinator Gridwork, which led to around 650,000 records being stolen. Attacks like this will only increase as the trend towards remote working continues and the complexity of threats also grows.

When most people think of cyber security, they think of blocking attacks before they happen. This is logical, and prevention is an important part of an effective defense. However, the unfortunate truth is that there is no such thing as perfect prevention. Most, if not all, companies will be breached at some point, and this is where Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) comes in.

EDR solutions work by proactively detecting threats that have gone under the radar, and taking action to instantly contain them and limit potential damage to your systems. Here are seven reasons that an EDR solution is essential for modern business.

* 2020 Ponemon Cost of a Data Breach Report

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