While antivirus is an important tool in cyber protection, many experts agree that it’s not the only method to protect yourself from hacking and other cyber threats. Consider adding an endpoint detection response (EDR) which works alongside your antivirus, to provide a layer of protection to cybersecurity.

EDR solutions like Cortex XDR or CrowdStrike help businesses create a single digital perimeter defense that has centralized visibility. They also provide a quick response to malware attacks and other threats. EDR rather than EPP which is focused on preventing incidents and provides better visibility of all activity on your networks.

Unlike antivirus programs, which rely on signatures as well as other factors to detect viruses as well as other malware such as malware, EDR software EDR solution uses advanced detection methods, which include machine learning and behavior analysis. This helps them better know the malware and how it can affect your business. They also can detect new types of malware that other antivirus programs may not be able to detect.

Josh Brunty spent more than 10 years working in cybersecurity, initially as a digital-forensics analyst for the West Virginia State Police and later as a computer security instructor at Marshall University. He did not fully grasp the message that is now common knowledge among those who work in the cybersecurity sector: Most computers no longer require protection from antivirus software.