Many experts are of the opinion that antivirus isn’t the only way to protect against cyber threats and hacking. To maximize the benefits of your cybersecurity system you should consider adding an endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution that can be used in conjunction with your antivirus to create a multi-layered security approach.

EDR solutions, such as Cortex XDR and CrowdStrike, help organizations create a unified defense with centralized visibility across their digital perimeters. They also provide quick response to malware attacks and other threats. When compared to EPP which is focused on preventing security breaches, EDR provides greater visibility of all activity that occurs on your network.

As opposed to antivirus programs that rely on signatures and other variables to detect viruses and other malicious software, an EDR solution uses advanced detection methods, which include behavior analysis and machine learning. This allows them to better understand what the malware is doing and how it can impact your business. They also can detect new kinds of malware that other antivirus programs may not be able to detect.

Josh Brunty spent more than 10 years working in cybersecurity, initially as a digital-forensics analyst with the West Virginia State Police and then as a computer security professor at Marshall University. But he hadn’t yet gotten the message that has become obvious to many who work in the field There’s no need for computers to pay for antivirus security.