How We Chose the Best Endpoint Detection and Response Software
With the increasing complexity and frequency of cyber threats and cyberattacks, it’s not surprising that there are a number of companies and products in the endpoint detection and response software space. In evaluating the options, we looked at three components that we believe are crucial to selecting an EDR product:
A solid endpoint detection and response software program should have certain core capabilities, such as malware detection. However, for small businesses in particular, a competitive offering should provide a good variety of features that also ensure effective coverage of cybersecurity and intelligence needs. Contenders on this list were assessed based on whether they included key functions such as remediation management and whitelisting/blacklisting.
Few, if any, software products exist in isolation. The efficient transfer of information between systems can be a critical advantage in any business endeavor, but perhaps even more so when it comes to cybersecurity risks and management. As such, one of the criteria we used to narrow down the list of EDR candidates was whether pre-built integrations with other common partner tools were part of the package.
Users need the ability to pull useful information out of software so they can make decisions about where best to deploy attention and/or funds. Detailed reports are an essential element of an EDR offering; they can be an important tool for security teams and leaders in their efforts to assess and improve security practices.