Enterprises require the strongest possible security for their devices to protect against the latest cyber-attacks.
Antivirus is often part of an endpoint security solution and is generally regarded as one of the more basic forms of endpoint protection as they simply find and remove ‘known’ types of malware and viruses (they detect less than half of all attacks).
Organisations are now turning to advanced techniques and practices, such as threat hunting and endpoint detection and response (EDR). These systems use AI and machine learning to identify new malware and ’unknown’ threats in real time.
Ideally, these solutions should include incident data search and investigation, alert triage, suspicious activity validation, threat hunting, identity protection and malicious activity detection and containment.
The highest level of endpoint security would be a fully managed, 24/7 service delivered by experts who detect and respond to cyberattacks on your behalf, neutralizing threats before they can disrupt business operations or compromise sensitive data. This is called Managed Detection and Response (MDR).