Business Ransomware Protection Takes More Than EDR

There’s now a new ransomware attack, on average, every 10 seconds. Threat actors have become powerful and sophisticated enough to successfully hold national governments—including Ireland and Costa Rica—to ransom. 

That doesn’t mean state level entities are their primary targets. Quite the contrary. Ransomware groups are increasingly targeting both enterprises and SMBs because of the attractive reward-to-effort ratio. 

Endpoint detection and response (EDR) and extended detection and response (XDR) use signature- and behavior-based detection methods to effectively protect against known attacks. 

Unfortunately, they struggle against advanced and unknown attacks. To combat the kind of fileless, in-memory, zero-day, and other advanced attacks used to launch ransomware, EDR and XDR have to be dialed up to their most aggressive alert settings. This negatively affects system performance and generates high levels of false positive alerts. 

It also requires a team of professionals to run and monitor 24/7. Even then, they don’t catch everything, or do so after an attacker has already established lateral movement within a network. 

Check the infographic below to learn more about why EDR and XDR are not enough to combat ransomware.

Effective business ransomware protection depends on stopping attacks before attackers can encrypt anything. EDR XDR are necessary, but not

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