Although antivirus has its place in protecting your computer, a lot of experts believe that it’s not the only way to stop hackers and other cyber-related threats. To make the most of your cybersecurity system think about adding an endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution that integrates with your antivirus to build a multi-layered security approach.

EDR solutions, like Cortex XDR and CrowdStrike, help organizations create a unified defense by providing centralized visibility across their digital boundaries. They also provide a fast response to malware attacks and other threats. Compared to EPP which is focused on preventing security incidents, EDR provides greater visibility into the activities on your network.

EDR solutions utilize advanced detection methods such as machine learning and behavioral analysis. This is different from antivirus programs that rely on signatures or other elements to detect viruses. This helps them better comprehend what malware is doing and how it might affect your business operations. They can also detect new kinds of malware that other antivirus programs might not detect.

Josh Brunty spent more than a decade working in cybersecurity, first as a digital forensics analyst for the West Virginia State Police and later as a computer security professor at Marshall University. He did not fully grasp the message that is now widely known among those who work in the cybersecurity field that computers do not require protection from antivirus software.