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It’s not uncommon for businesses to cut corners here and there. Especially when it comes to saving money, many new and old businesses will opt for the cheaper two options if it keeps costs down.
This is especially true when it comes to IT. Businesses often choose free, consumer, and trial-based options instead of buying outright, paying for licenses, or investing in the premium solution.
Where this may occasionally be a practical decision, say, in terms of choosing a cheaper option because it fits the scope of a small business, there’s one area in which this will always be the wrong choice—cybersecurity.
It should go without saying, but you’d be surprised how many businesses rely on cheap or free consumer-grade security software to keep them safe. Case in point? Your antivirus.
To fight rapidly evolving and diverse cybersecurity threats, you need enterprise next-generation endpoint protection that leverages the power of advanced AI engines, automated endpoint protection, and rollback capabilities to keep your business safe.
Known as “next-generation cybersecurity”, this advanced type of cybersecurity software uses artificial intelligence to predict better, and identify and eliminate harmful malware. This is what takes a basic antivirus solution and improves it with Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) technology.
Antivirus software is used with other security technology to defend against malware, adware, and spyware. Each of these cybercriminal tactics has the potential to do immense damage to internal processes and a company’s reputation.
The job of antivirus software is to spot, block, and isolate intrusive, malicious applications so they can’t damage your data and legitimate software. Because of antivirus’ limited capabilities, it’s unprepared to deal with a range of modern cybercrime threats:
An antivirus’s ability to spot threats depends on prior knowledge of those threats. Cybercriminals can easily circumvent basic antivirus defenses as they evolve their attack methods.
Again, the signature-based tools that antivirus software relies on can be negated by employing malware that avoids known signatures.
Antivirus programs can’t spot a threat when disguised as a harmless document.
By executing its processes in-memory, malware can avoid being spotted by antivirus programs that only scan files.
Cybercriminals can also hide their activity in encrypted traffic, preventing your antivirus from noticing them.
Antivirus, known as endpoint protection, is installed to protect at the user level. It is designed to detect and block a virus or malware from taking root on a user’s computer or accessing a network to which the user is connected. On the other hand, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a cyber technology that continually monitors and responds to mitigate cyber threats.
Standard, free trial, consumer-grade cybersecurity solutions won’t cut it anymore. Not when it comes up against the types of malware that cybercriminals use today.
To stay safe, you need to invest in something more advanced. If you’re unsure of where to begin with EDR, don’t worry, you don’t have to handle it alone.
Radius Executive IT Solutions will help you assess your security needs, consider your IT budget, and develop a robust cybersecurity defense, including EDR.