Why Organisations Need Both EDR and NDR for Complete Network Protection – The Hacker News

Endpoint devices like desktops, laptops, and mobile phones enable users to connect to enterprise networks and use their resources for their day-to-day work. However, they also expand the attack surface and make the organisation vulnerable to malicious cyberattacks and data breaches.
According to the 2020 global risk report by Ponemon Institute, smartphones, laptops, mobile devices, and desktops are some of the most vulnerable entry points that allow threat actors to compromise enterprise networks. Security teams must assess and address the security risks created by these devices before they can damage the organisation. And for this, they require Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR).
EDR solutions provide real-time visibility into endpoints and detect threats like malware and ransomware. By continuously monitoring endpoints, they enable security teams to uncover malicious activities, investigate threats, and initiate appropriate responses to protect the organisation.
Modern enterprise networks are complex webs of users, endpoints, applications, and data flows distributed across on-premises and multi-cloud environments. As EDR solutions only provide visibility into endpoints, many security gaps and challenges remain, significantly increasing the risk of cyberattacks going unnoticed.
One of the most effective ways to close the security gaps highlighted above is by adding Network Detection and Response (NDR) to the enterprise cybersecurity stack for the following reasons:
As organisations become increasingly complex and add more end-user devices to their networks, they require a reliable monitoring solution to protect their endpoints from potential threats. However, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) provides such endpoint protection only to a certain extent. There are numerous drawbacks of EDR that allow sophisticated cybercriminals to surpass their security perimeter and exploit network vulnerabilities.
To fill the security gaps left by EDR solutions, organisations must reinforce their security defences. Network Detection and Response (NDR) solutions like ExeonTrace are a reliable and proven way to monitor network traffic and thus complete enterprise cybersecurity stacks. As EDR and NDR solutions are complementary, their combined detection capabilities can effectively protect organisations from sophisticated cyberattacks.
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