[Checklist] Top 9 Criteria When Evaluating An Endpoint Detection And Response (EDR) Solution

It's time to reevaluate your clients’ endpoint security solutions and shift to a solution that offers robust detection, prevention and response. 

  • November 16, 2023 | Author: Allison Bergamo
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Admit it. You’re exhausted and your team is burnt out.

That’s understandable given the fact that cybercriminals are operating like well-managed enterprises. With detailed org charts, ample budgets and newly acquired generative AI skills, these threat actors are unleashing ransomware and other advanced attacks at a breakneck pace. Combined with limited visibility and control into your clients’ networks your teams are likely experiencing burnout and alert fatigue. 

It's time to reevaluate your clients’ endpoint security solutions and move away from traditional anti-malware to a solution that offers robust detection, prevention and response. An endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution could be just what your clients—and your team—need. 

How EDR Works

Think of EDR as the nerve center for your clients’ security teams. It provides them with a center for collecting, organizing and analyzing data from endpoints connected to it. By incorporating three key elements, EDR solutions can coordinate responses and alerts to threats.

  1. Endpoint collection agents monitor endpoints and data about processes, endpoint activity and connections, and the data that is transferred to and from the endpoint.
  2. Automated incident response is based on rules that you and your team design to identify threats, determine what type of threat it is and perform the appropriate response.
  3. EDR solutions also analyze endpoint data in real-time which is used to diagnose threats quickly. 

Evaluating EDR Solutions

Understanding how EDR can bolster your security measures is critical to selecting the best solution for your clients. Download our guide, Top Nine Criteria When Selecting An EDR Solution, to learn how incorporating EDR can improve the security of both the devices connected to your clients’ networks and their overall IT system.

Explore FortiEDR

When evaluating EDR solutions, be sure to put FortiEDR at the top of your list. It proactively reduces the attack surface, prevents malware infection and detects and defuses potential threats in real time. It can also automate response and remediation procedures with customizable playbooks.

Learn why Fortinet was named a Visionary in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP).


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