Are you trying to pick between EDR vs. SIEM? Companies may consider choosing between EDR and SIEM but here are the reasons to allow them to work together to strengthen your cybersecurity

edr vs. siem

While EDR and SIEM may have some overlapping capabilities, they work better together. But it may be tempting because of budgets or other decisions to move forward with one or the other. Let’s get down to the basics so you can decide if you should decide EDR vs. SIEM. 

What is EDR?

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) was formerly known as Endpoint Threat Detection and Response (ETDR) and is sometimes referred to as Next-Generation Anti-Virus (NG AV).

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a cybersecurity technology that refers to the capabilities that move endpoint protection from reactive to proactive. According to Gartner, “Organizations investing in EDR (endpoint detection and response) tools are purposefully moving from an ‘incident response’ mentality to one of ‘continuous monitoring’ in search of incidents that they know are constantly occurring.”

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What is SIEM?

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) – A SIEM platform centrally collects data from multiple devices on your network, including your existing security appliances. Through an advanced correlation engine, it is able to proactively identify security events not otherwise detected by standalone security technology.

A SIEM system centralizes logging capabilities on security events for enterprises and is principally used to analyze and/or report on the log entries received. The analysis capabilities of SIEM systems can detect attacks not discovered through other means and can direct the reconfiguration of other enterprise security controls to plug holes in enterprise security. Some of the top SIEM products — assuming an attack is still in progress — can even stop detected security breaches.

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EDR and SIEM are different solutions but they are complementary to each other and work well together, especially in a managed solution.

A SIEM that is performing at peak performance should outperform EDR in detection. Detection is the key to SIEM. It’s important to have a team that can help respond to any problem that is detected. A SIEM can be deemed pointless if it is only noise and you aren’t able to respond to any potential threats.

An EDR should outperform a SIEM in prevention. EDR is designed for endpoint prevention and analysis. But both EDR and SIEM require staff training, tuning, and maintenance

However, the distinctions between the two blur their common purpose and obscure the importance of a holistic cybersecurity platform in the enterprise network. Cybersecurity solutions perform optimally when they integrate effectively with each other and utilize their different capabilities.

Consider Both – EDR and SIEM

Instead of EDR vs. SIEM try EDR and SIEM with a service called PREtect ADVANCED. 

PREtect CORE offers Managed SIEM with LIVE 24/7 Security Monitoring and Analysis with Actionable Threat Intelligence.

  • SIEM Customization
  • SIEM Optimization
  • 24/7 Analysis and Alerts
  • Remediation
  • Executive Reports
  • Periodic Health checks

PREtect ADVANCED builds upon PREtect CORE by adding next-generation endpoint technology which utilizes AI and machine learning to insulate endpoint devices from malicious code while capturing and analyzing forensic data which Cybriant’s Security Engineers can then utilize to further isolate and remedy the threat.
All PREtect CORE Features plus Endpoint Protection Including:

  • True Zero-Day Protection
  • AI-Driven Malware Prevention
  • Script Management
  • Device Usage Policy Enforcement
  • Memory Exploitation Detection and PRevention
  • Application Control for Fixed -Function Devices

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