What in the World are EPP, EDR, MDR, & XDR & why should I care?
April 22, 2023
As cyber threats continue to evolve, you must implement more advanced security measures to protect themselves. In this blog post, I will discuss several crucial security terms and concepts that every organization should understand: EPP, EDR, MDR, XDR, and NAC.
EPP – Endpoint Protection Platform
Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) refers to a suite of security solutions that are designed to protect endpoints (such as desktops, laptops, and mobile devices) from cyber threats. These solutions often include anti-virus, anti-malware, and firewall protection. EPP solutions are designed to detect and prevent cyber-attacks on endpoints and ensure that devices remain secure.
EDR – Endpoint Detection and Response
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) refers to a set of tools and techniques used to detect and respond to security incidents at the endpoint level. An EDR solution will monitor network traffic on an endpoint, looking for signs of cyber attacks. EDR solutions often include security event management and incident response capabilities, which help security teams investigate and respond to security incidents quickly. TOSS’ MDR Service, ZPS manages its EPP/EDR Agent uses AI, Machine Learning, and Autonomous AI functionality to kill, quarantine and mitigate detection pre-emptively in real-time.
MDR – Managed Detection and Response
Managed Detection and Response (MDR) refers to a managed security service that provides continuous monitoring and analysis of an organization’s security posture. TOSS’ MDR service, ZPS, includes both EPP/EDR and human expertise via our security analysts to deliver a comprehensive security solution. TOSS’ MDR service is designed to detect and respond to cyber-attacks as they occur, helping organizations quickly address security incidents and minimize damage.
XDR – Extended Detection and Response
Extended Detection and Response (XDR) is a new concept that expands the capabilities of EDR solutions beyond endpoints. XDR solutions analyze data from multiple sources, including endpoints, servers, and cloud applications to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization’s security posture. XDR solutions use machine learning and analytics to correlate data from multiple sources to identify security threats quickly. TOSS’ Managed XDR Service, called ZPS Platinum, will be available Q4 2023.
NAC – Network Access Control
Network Access Control (NAC) is a security solution designed to control access to a network. NAC solutions use policies to determine which devices are allowed to access the network and what level of access they are permitted. NAC solutions often include tools for authentication, authorization, and accounting of network users and devices, ensuring that only authorized users and devices are allowed to connect to the network. ZPS + includes Ranger which has many features of NAC and much more tuned to endpoint, device and IoT attack surfaces.
In conclusion, implementing EPP, EDR, MDR, XDR, and NAC solutions is crucial for maintaining a secure network for organizations of all sizes in today’s cyber threat environment. Each solution has its unique strengths and applications, and organizations should implement a combination of these solutions to build a layered approach to security. By understanding these security concepts, organizations can better protect themselves against cyber-attacks and maintain a secure network.
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