EPP EDR: What Is Each and How They Differ

When it comes to cybersecurity incidents, your company’s endpoints are some of the most important IT assets you want to monitor and protect. The massive increase in remote work due to the Covid-19 pandemic brought a monumental rise in cyberattacks and breaches, so it is of paramount importance to know what the terms EPP and EDR mean. 

What Is EPP? 

EPP portrays the proactive attitude and stands for Endpoint Protection Platform. EPP is represented by solutions that detect and block cybersecurity threats at the device level. It typically includes components like antivirus, anti-malware, data encryption, firewalls, intrusion prevention, data loss prevention.  

Most EPP approaches are signature-based – they prevent attacks by identifying threats based on known file signatures. A file signature refers to “a unique identifying number located at the beginning of a file. This number identifies the type of file, giving information about the data contained within the actual file.” 

EPP tools today also offer dynamic fileless analysis and prevention, malicious static file detection, behavioural analysis and Machine Learning model detection. 

What Is EDR?

EDR, which stands for Endpoint Detection and Response, is the reactive part of the equation. EDR detects when something malicious has been executed on an

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