Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR)

P1 Endpoint Detection & Response

Endpoint Detection & Response also known as endpoint threat detection and response, is a cyber technology that continually monitors and responds to mitigate cyber threats. Our EDR Service is the best way to protect yourself and your organisation from cyber threats.  Endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools are built to supplement endpoint security with increased detection, investigation, and response capabilities.

P1 Cyber are proud to use a variety of tools including SentinelOne & Sophos Intercept X.

Sophos Intercept X was recently rated as the industry’s top-rated endpoint and server protection in a single solution, making it the easiest way for organizations to answer the tough questions about security incidents.

Here are five reasons to consider an EDR solution:

Maintain IT security operations hygiene and hunt down stealthy threats

Depending on the organization IT operations and IT security staff can either be part of the same team, operate independently or even be the same person. Whatever the setup, the two areas require different use cases from an EDR tool, so that tool should be capable of performing both sets of tasks and remain accessible without compromising on power.

For the IT operations admin keeping their organization’s estate in good health is critical.

For example, finding machines with performance issues such as low disk space or high memory usage. Locating devices that have vulnerable programs that require patching. Tracking down endpoints and servers that have RDP enabled unnecessarily or still have guest counts enabled. Sophos EDR gives admins the tools to ask all of these questions and many more, as well as the ability to remotely access the devices to fix security holes by investigating performance issues, installing patches, and disabling RDP and guest accounts.

Cybersecurity specialists need to be able to hunt down subtle, evasive threats that aren’t automatically convicted by their endpoint protection. Their EDR tool needs to be efficient at tracking down indicators of compromise (IoCs) such as: identifying processes attempting to connect on non-standard ports, processes that have edited files or registry keys, processes disguising themselves as something else, and tracking down which employees clicked a link in a phishing email. Sophos EDR makes it easy to quickly perform these types of investigation across an organization’s entire estate. Then, it’s just as easy to remotely access a device of interest to dig deeper, deploy forensic tools and terminate suspicious processes.

Detect attacks that have gone unnoticed

When it comes to cybersecurity, even the most advanced tools can be defeated given enough time and resources, making it difficult to truly understand when attacks are happening. Organizations often rely solely on prevention to stay protected, and while prevention is critical, EDR offers another layer of detection capabilities to potentially find incidents that have gone unnoticed.

Respond faster to potential incidents

Once incidents are detected, IT and security teams usually scramble to remediate them as fast as possible to reduce the risk of attacks spreading and to limit any potential damage. Naturally, the most pertinent question to ask is how to get rid of each respective threat. On average, security and IT teams spend more than three hours trying to remediate each incident. EDR can speed this up significantly.

Add expertise without adding headcount

By a large margin, organizations looking to add endpoint detection and response capabilities cite “staff knowledge” as the top impediment to EDR adoption. This shouldn’t come as a great surprise, as the talent gap for finding qualified cybersecurity professionals has been widely discussed for several years. This barrier is especially pronounced with smaller organizations. P1 Cyber have expert Security Analysts who can support your EDR Environment.

Understand how an attack happened and how to stop it from happening again

Company Directors have recurring nightmares where they have suffered an attack: and screams, “How did this happen?!” and all they can do is shrug their shoulders. Identifying and removing malicious files solves the immediate problem, but it doesn’t shed light upon how it got there in the first place or what the attacker did before the attack was shut down. Threat cases, included with Intercept X with EDR, spotlight all the events that led up to a detection, making it easy to understand which files, processes, and registry keys were touched by the malware to determine the impact of an attack. It provides a visual representation of the entire attack chain, ensuring confident reporting about how the attack started and where the attacker went. More importantly, by understanding the root cause of an attack, the IT team will be much more likely to prevent it from ever happening again

We have a choice of two EDR options for all our clients:

  • SentinelOne
  • Sophos Intercept X

Sentinel One is a full feature enterprise-grade EDR platform for use in identifying threats and responding to them. Our EDR is not ordinary. It features high levels of automation to make each analyst’s job easier. SentinelOne also automatically identifies computer assets and users associated with threats in the environment, so that an organization can quickly pinpoint who is affected.

SentinelOne identifies network devices that do not have agents installed. We also identify other IP-enabled devices on networks including IoT and other previously unknown yet connected devices. SentinelOne helps organizations to address this requirement with application vulnerability risk scoring. Without the need to scan, the SentinelOne agent automatically collects a full application inventory from all managed endpoints and maps the application versions to known vulnerabilities. This discovery provides automated risk identification for the enterprise and quickly enhances risk posture, enabling successful and prioritized patch management program.

Sophos Intercept X is the world’s best endpoint protection. It stops the latest cybersecurity threats with a combination of deep learning AI, anti-ransomware capabilities, exploit prevention and other techniques.


Stop Unknown Threats

Deep learning AI in Intercept X excels at detecting and blocking malware even when it hasn’t been seen before. It does this by scrutinizing file attributes from hundreds of millions of samples to identify threats without the need for a signature.

Block Ransomware

Intercept X includes advanced anti-ransomware capabilities that detect and block the malicious encryption processes used in ransomware attacks. Files that have been encrypted will be rolled back to a safe state, minimizing any impact to business productivity.

Prevent Exploit

Anti-exploit technology stops the exploit techniques that attackers rely on to compromise devices, steal credentials and distribute malware. By stopping the techniques used throughout the attack chain Intercept X keeps your organization secure against file-less attacks and zero-day exploits.

Layered Defenses

In addition to powerful modern functionality, Intercept X also utilizes proven traditional techniques. Example features include application lockdown, web control, data loss prevention and signature-based malware detection. This combination of modern and traditional techniques reduces the attack surface, and provides the best defense in depth.

Synchronized Security

Sophos solutions work better together. For example, Intercept X and XG Firewall will share data to automatically isolate compromised devices while cleanup is performed, then return network access when the threat is neutralized. All without the need for admin intervention.

Protects All Your Endpoints on All Your Platforms

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