The cybersecurity world is constantly changing, having to adapt to the latest threats. Everyone is familiar with antivirus, but did you know that traditional antivirus just doesn’t cut it anymore? Even Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP), which are the next evolution of traditional antivirus, rely on old methodology. Only by leveraging Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) alongside EPP can business truly protect their devices.

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) looks to fill the gaps that traditional antivirus and Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP) leave behind. EPP, like traditional antivirus, scans a PC against a known list of malware and quarantines any matches. It also can look at processes that are questionable, even if not on a list. However, there are a few blind spots for EPP. It can’t see in-memory processes that are fileless; it can’t determine if a built-in program is being used maliciously; and it can’t analyze how programs are interacting with one another.

EDR actively monitors a PC’s behavior, including known processes and memory, to look for any anomaly that might indicate a breach. On detection, two things happen – an immediate response from the EDR to lock down the questionable behavior, and an alert sent to IT administrators to review the incident. EDR’s constant monitoring allows admins to look back at the event chain leading to the incident, to ensure it has been fully mitigated and can be prevented in the future.

Layered Systems has partnered with SentinelOne to provide an industry-leading all-in-one EDR and EPP solution. SentinelOne is trusted at some of the biggest businesses in the world, including three of the Fortune 10 and hundreds of the Global 2000. SentinelOne leverages both cloud AI as well as advanced static and behavior AI to detect both known threats and unknown suspicious behavior, even if a system doesn’t have a network connection.

If you’re interested in protecting your company with the latest in endpoint security technology, Contact Us today to learn how we can help.