By Juliet Umeh
Next-generation cybersecurity company Sophos said its latest endpoint detection and response, EDR, would provide industries, security analysts and information communication administrators solution with live discovery and response capabilities.
According to the company, advances in the solution make it easier and faster for users to identify and neutralize threats, and for IT administrators to proactively maintain secure IT operations to reduce risk.
He said that the EDR solution is available in Sophos Intercept X Advanced and Intercept X Advanced for Server with EDR.
According to their Labs Research findings, the opportunistic Kingminer Botnet is now using attempts to gain access to the server using brute force login credentials using EternalBlue Exploit to spread malware among other attacks. But its new version of EDR offers a custom query engine to detect indicators of commitment.
In addition to the investigation, Sophos discovered in its Ransomware 2020 status survey, only 24 percent of organizations raped in a ransomware incident were able to detect the intrusion and stop it before it could encrypt their files. But, Sophos’ new EDR capabilities help IT and security teams detect threats and breaches that might otherwise take months to discover.
Company Product Director Dan Schiappa said: “Cybercriminals are increasing the stakes, stopping at nothing to capitalize on expanded attack surfaces as organizations increasingly move towards the cloud and empower workforces remote. Servers and other endpoints are insufficiently protected, creating vulnerable entry points that are ready for attackers to exploit.
Sophos EDR helps identify these attacks, preventing gaps and bright light in dark areas. Live query capabilities only available with Sophos EDR on Intercept X allow organizations to search past indicators of engagement and determine the current state of the system. This level of intelligence is critical to understanding changes in the attacker’s behavior and reducing the attacker’s residence time, “he added.