What is Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Software?

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Software is part of the endpoint security suite of tools that monitors and responds to cyber threats.

EDR software uses endpoint management and endpoint antivirus solutions to detect, alerts, and mitigate any abusive malware threats compromising a network and its connected devices.

EDR tools help understand a system’s overall health and each device’s state. Endpoint penetrations can be identified and removed quickly and efficiently to prevent theft, data loss, and/or systemwide failures.

The best endpoint detection technologies will:

  • Search systems and data for the presence of endpoint threats
  • Alert IT professionals and admins when networks and connected devices have been impacted
  • Detect malware and related analytics on any endpoint penetration
  • Posses features to remove malware