It can be hard for small and medium-sized businesses to keep on top of the latest threat patterns, because they’re changing all the time. Whilst Anti-Virus (AV) software offers protection, more sophisticated threats can slip right through your AV solutions because they lack signatures:
- Weaponised documents that look like harmless PDF attachments in your emails but execute attacks once they enter your network.
- Fileless threats that don’t require downloads but execute from memory, making them difficult to identify.
- Zero-day threats that find an unknown computer vulnerability and exploit it before software or hardware providers can issue updates.
- And ransomware attacks that can disable IT networks, sometimes forever.
According to a UK Government survey*, around 40% of UK businesses identified a cyber attack in 2022. This figure may well be significantly higher as less ‘cyber mature’ organisations tend to underreport. The cost of these attacks range from around £4,200 in a small business to £19,400 in a medium business, and around one in five identified a more sophisticated attack type such as a denial of service, malware, or ransomware attack. Organisations cited ransomware as a major threat, with 56% of businesses having a policy not to pay ransoms.
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is an integrated, layered approach to endpoint protection that combines real-time continuous monitoring and endpoint data analytics with rule-based automated response. As remote work becomes more common, strong endpoint security is an increasingly vital component of any organisation’s cybersecurity strategy. Deploying a Managed EDR security solution is essential to protecting both your business and your employees from cyber threats, going beyond detection-based, reactive cyber defence and providing the tools to proactively identify threats and protect your business.
When you adopt Managed EDR, you:
- Minimise costly downtime caused by threat incidents Protect against damage done by the latest threats with fast AI-based threat detection, containment, and automated system remediation. Use Managed EDR to save time and protect your bottom line.
- Protect your business from ransomware attacks Gain peace of mind by using Managed EDR to roll back any and all devices to their pre-threat state. Simply click and restore infected machines to full productivity, no matter which strain of ransomware is holding them hostage. There’s no need to pay expensive ransoms to cyber-attackers or rebuild network access. Managed EDR pays for itself by keeping you safe and secure.
- Increase employee productivity Eliminate threats that outwit traditional AV solutions and maintain faster device performance, creating fewer distractions that eat into employee productivity.
- Let the experts manage it for you Don’t spend time trying to support and manage your own systems and security. Focus on running and growing your business, with ongoing support from your managed service provider.
With Managed EDR, security is one less thing for you to worry about, meaning that you can grow your business with confidence.
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*Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2022: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/cyber-security-breaches-survey-2022/cyber-security-breaches-survey-2022