Why Anti-Virus Isn’t Enough Anymore
Antivirus has been around since computers first emerged as a way to protect your computer from viruses and other attacks. Antivirus 50 years ago may look different than today but we still need to consider the fact that Antivirus alone is not enough to keep our software safe anymore.
There have been huge strides in related programs such as EDR, or Endpoint Detection and Response, which have been proven more efficient than traditional Antivirus. The future of virus protection seems to be evolving daily with many switching to Endpoint Detection and Response.
Why Antivirus Is Not Enough
In this day and age, it is imperative to keep yourself and your system safe. Antivirus no longer makes the cut here. Antivirus uses signature-based detection compared to EDR’s all endpoint detection.
Signature-based detection is detection that is implemented against a known threat. Meaning your Antivirus is only working against threats it’s been made aware of. This does not save your computer from any future threats. It is quite common for hackers to bypass signature-based detection programs.
Another key point is that Antivirus seems to have fallen behind in regards to the expansion of technology. While software, hackers, malware, and more have evolved, Antivirus has not kept up in the same way. This has left Antivirus and those using Antivirus unprotected in many aspects and one of the main reasons that people are switching to EDR.
What EDR does
EDR aids in pinpointing concerning activities on your device. Unlike Antivirus, EDR will scan and detect issues throughout your entire space. EDR operates by monitoring your device and its associated networks. This information is stored for future review and analysis. Furthermore, programs are installed to continuously monitor and review any suspicious actions.
Why EDR Will Replace Antivirus
As we know, technology is ever-evolving. While Antivirus may have been suitable to keep your computer safe in years past, this is no longer the case. This means your computer may be susceptible to attacks that you are not even aware of. Pinpointing an attack early is key in keeping your device safe.
With that in mind, EDR will replace Antivirus in the future. EDR stores your data to consistently monitor any suspicious activities. You can dig even deeper to get more complex results.
EDR’s ability to monitor all endpoints is a step above Antivirus. The ability to detect all endpoints allows users to better protect themselves from future attacks and fix any holes that may leave them vulnerable.
Real-time response is another benefit that EDR provides. Users can pinpoint exact moments and see threats to their system in real-time. This is great for identifying threats before they are unbearable.
We will see a shift in the future where most users are implementing EDR other Antivirus.
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