Webinar recap: EDR vs MDR for business success

Webinar recap: EDR vs MDR for business success

Did you miss our recent webinar on EDR vs. MDR? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this blog post, we’ll be recapping the highlights and key takeaways from the webinar hosted by Marcin Kleczynski, CEO and co-founder of Malwarebytes, and featuring guest speaker Joseph Blankenship, Vice President and research director at Forrester.

  • Introducing EDR and MDR: The webinar began with an overview of EDR and MDR. The speakers explained that EDR provides visibility into endpoint activity, while MDR offers 24/7 monitoring and management of security technologies and incident response services. They also pointed out that EDR solutions can be challenging for businesses without dedicated security teams and that building an in-house SOC can be expensive and difficult.
  • Limitations of Endpoint Protection and EDR: The speakers discussed the limitations of endpoint protection and EDR, specifically when it comes to advanced threats like ransomware or Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) that use Living off the Land (LOTL) attacks and fileless malware. These threats can hide in memory and blend in with normal activity, making them difficult to detect without trained specialists who are proactively hunting for them.
  • How MDR Can Help: To address these challenges, the speakers spoke about outsourcing to an MDR provider. MDR providers work with clients to understand their security technology stack, make recommendations, and agree on response actions to take. Incident response and threat hunting are part of the MDR service, and the provider will have a plan in place to shut down threats, contain them, and eradicate them so businesses can get back to.. erm… business.
  • Which Is Right for Your Business? The choice between EDR and MDR comes down to the resources you have available and the level of security you require. If you have a dedicated security team and the resources to manage and maintain an EDR solution, EDR may be the right choice for you. However, if you lack dedicated security resources, MDR may be a better option as it provides continuous monitoring and incident response services.

Want to learn more about EDR and MDR and which is right for your business? Be sure to watch the full webinar recording on-demand and get valuable insights from industry experts on how to improve your security operations and protect against ransomware and fileless malware.

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