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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
Comparison of EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) Tools
September 14, 2021
It goes without saying that everyone should have some sort of security software (e.g. anti-virus, anti-malware, etc.) running on their electronic devices. As cyber attacks continue to evolve, users should consider adding an EDR solution as well. EDR is different than traditional anti-virus type software. TechRepublic has a great post to help you understand what EDR is and some of the more popular solutions that are available. Basically, EDR is more advanced and uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, heuristics, etc. to understand when a device exhibits non-normal behavior.
Some solutions are full featured, and some require you to add various functions in a building block type fashion. Some are very expensive or require that you purchase hundreds if not thousands of licenses. Not to worry. There are also EDR solutions that are very robust and affordable for even the solo and small firm businesses. With the significant rise of ransomware attacks, EDR can help prevent the spread of malware throughout your network and even roll back devices to a known good state. You should still have a well-engineered backup solution, but EDR should be added to your toolkit as well.