In today’s business landscape, regardless of size, ensuring cybersecurity is an absolute priority. Two acronyms we increasingly encounter are EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) and MDR (Managed Detection and Response).
Let’s delve into the process that is driving the shift from EDR to MDR, a significant evolution in the cybersecurity landscape.
What is EDR
Let’s start with an overview of EDR. Endpoint Detection and Response, or EDR, focuses on the security of endpoints—devices such as computers, laptops, and servers.
This technology is designed to detect and respond to cybersecurity threats that could compromise these devices.
In essence, EDR closely collaborates with endpoints, actively monitoring suspicious activities and providing immediate responses.
What is MDR
MDR stands for Managed Detection and Response. Unlike EDR, MDR is a managed solution that goes beyond simple detection and response on endpoints.
This service involves a team of security experts proactively monitoring the entire IT infrastructure of the company, identifying and responding to threats before they can cause significant damage.
Key Differences between EDR and MDR
The primary difference lies in EDR being developed to protect a specific endpoint, whereas MDR is a comprehensive service that monitors and intervenes across an entire company’s IT infrastructure.
MDR is thus a more proactive and complete solution, capable of early threat detection and minimizing negative impacts.
Adopting MDR does not exclude EDR, but the current trend is a gradual transition towards MDR adoption.
This shift is driven by the increasing complexity and frequency of cyberattacks, necessitating greater attention to the Detection & Response phase and improved incident management capabilities.
Benefits of MDR for Businesses
- Broad-Scale Protection: MDR goes beyond endpoint security, extending to the surveillance of the entire corporate network. This holistic approach is crucial for addressing complex threats from various sources.
- Proactive Response: continuous monitoring by cybersecurity experts enables MDR to provide a rapid and proactive response to threats, minimizing negative impacts from potential attacks.
- Expert Management: entrusting cybersecurity management to a specialized team allows businesses to focus on core activities. MDR frees up internal resources, enabling greater operational efficiency.
- Continuous Management: MDR goes beyond threat response, encompassing continuous management services. This ensures constant monitoring and active security maintenance, maintaining high protection standards over time.
MDR and SOC: CyberTrust 365 Managed Detection and Response Service
Managed Detection and Response enhances the effectiveness of the SOC service by bolstering threat detection and incident response activities.
CyberTrust 365’s MDR is an integral part of the Security Operation Center, contributing to IT infrastructure security by interacting with other functionalities.