Many experts acknowledge that antivirus isn’t the only method of protection against cyber threats and hacking. To maximize the benefits of your cybersecurity system look into adding an endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution that works alongside your antivirus to build a multi-layered security strategy.
EDR solutions like Cortex XDR or CrowdStrike help organizations create a unified digital perimeter defense that has centralized visibility. They also have the ability to respond quickly to malware attacks and other security threats. EDR rather than EPP which focuses on preventing incidents, provides greater visibility of every activity that occurs on your network.
Unlike antivirus programs, which rely on signatures as well as other factors to detect viruses and other malicious software such as malware, an EDR solution uses advanced detection techniques, such as behavior analysis and machine learning. This helps them better know the malware and how it may impact your business. They can also detect new types of malware that other antivirus programs may not be able to detect.
Josh Brunty spent more than 10 years working in cybersecurity, initially as a digital-forensics analyst at the West Virginia State Police and then as a computer security instructor at Marshall University. However, he wasn’t yet aware of the message that’s now apparent to many working in the field that it’s no longer necessary for most computers to pay for antivirus protection.