Endpoint Protection

For many years, organizations have relied heavily on antivirus software to protect their endpoints. However, traditional antivirus solutions are no longer sufficient to defend against the increasingly sophisticated threats of today. Also, mobility has changed the way people work and access corporate data. Users now access their applications on multiple devices from a variety of locations. As a result, traditional perimeter-based security measures are not applicable anymore.

Integrating network and endpoint security is a key component of extending a Zero Trust Architecture to the endpoint. This approach involves deploying a variety of security controls at both the network and endpoint levels, and then integrating them to enable better threat detection and response. Some of the specific measures that can be taken to integrate network and endpoint security include deploying advanced endpoint protection solutions, such as Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools, which enable real-time threat detection and response across all endpoints.

Such endpoint security solutions take a behavior-centric approach, incorporating a wider range of capabilities, including antivirus, exploit protection, endpoint detection and response (EDR), analytics, and device control. To gain visibility into the growing number of unmanaged network-connected devices, such as Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, enterprise endpoint security strategies often combine endpoint protection platforms (EPP) and EDR solutions with cloud and network security tools, such as network traffic analysis (NTA).

Advanced endpoint security solutions, often included in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions, provide powerful and comprehensive security measures by gathering and correlating data centrally, in addition to performing local analysis on individual endpoints. These solutions can prevent both known and unknown malware and exploits, incorporating automation to alleviate security team workloads, and protecting and enabling users without impacting system performance.

XDR can be seen as the evolution of EDR, which optimizes threat detection, investigation, response, and hunting in real time. XDR unifies security-relevant endpoint detections with telemetry from security and business tools such as network analysis and visibility (NAV), email security, identity and access management, cloud security, and more. It is a cloud-native platform built on big data infrastructure to provide security teams with flexibility, scalability, and opportunities for automation.   

Open XDR represents an advanced form of extended detection and response (XDR) security solution or platform that supports seamless integration with third-party tools and technologies. This integration allows for the collection of specific telemetry from various data sources, enabling effective threat detection, hunting, investigation, and response.

Sometimes also called Hybrid XDR, Open XDR goes beyond traditional XDR solutions by integrating diverse tools within the organization’s security stack. These tools can include endpoint detection and response (EDR), next-generation firewall (NGFW), identity and access management (IAM), cloud workload protection (CWP), cloud access security broker (CASB), and more. By breaking down the silos between these tools, Open XDR enables the generation of more accurate alerts, faster response times, improved threat hunting capabilities, and streamlined investigations.

We can help you with:

      • Defining your Endpoint Security Strategy and Architecture
      • Integrating it with your Zero Trust Strategy and Architecture
      • Selecting and Deploying a suitable EDR or XDR Solution