The Dark Side of EDR. Are You Prepared?

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Endpoint Detection and Response

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) platforms have received incredible attention as the platform for security teams.

Whether you are evaluating an EDR for the first time or want to replace your EDR, as an information security professional, you need to be aware of the gaps even before implementation so that you can best prepare for how to close the gaps.

It’s important to understand that each company is unique, and an EDR that a large company uses may not necessarily be the technology that works best when leading a small security team, even if you are in the same industry.

Understanding your threat detection technology requirements based on your unique business characteristics will help you choose the right one.

The e-book and webinar “The Dark Side of EDR. Are You Prepared?” assists you in this claims definition process. It points out the dark sides of EDR and provides guidance on how to overcome them according to your company’s unique environment.

  • Download the e-book here
  • Sign up for the webinar here

The guide takes an in-depth look at these seven considerations during the evaluation:

  1. What does “discover” really mean. When detection at the end of the day equals alarms, this guide shows you how to overcome the potentially overwhelming amount of alarms.
  2. How effective is the detection. EDR has its share of blind spots. The authors point out these gaps and suggest how they can be closed according to your company’s risk appetite.
  3. What does “answer” really mean. When the response runs from manual guidance to automated repair, you need to understand the terminology and decide on the level of automation you need.
  4. What is management overhead. Think of EDR as a process – from implementation, detection and response to maintenance. You will receive the necessary tips on how to reduce overhead across all process stages.
  5. What reporting is given. Some EDR providers all have bells and whistles. However, is it right for your environment? Learn how to determine what your reporting needs are.
  6. What additional technologies are still needed. This section focuses on what else you potentially need in addition to the EDR tool – whether it’s shutdown detection and response, integration with security and IT systems, or even outsourcing of services.
  7. Cost. The article rightly points out that cost is not just about the direct cost of the product. It clarifies how you can take into account how you can stretch the dollar as well as to the intangible costs such as team burnout, maintenance, etc.

Unlike most resources that present the value of EDR, this guide focuses on the practical aspects of an EDR evaluation, not just the glorification of the platform. This is a particularly useful approach for small security teams. The good news is that there are new trend approaches, technologies and methods to overcome these dark sides.

  • Download the e-book here
  • Sign up for the webinar here

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