Security Software

EDR or Antivirus - Which Solution is for You?



There are some significant differences between antivirus (AV) solutions and endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools. They may both protect endpoints from cyberthreats, but the way they do so differs.

• Protect against malware and viruses. This typically requires a file to scan.
• Rely on virus signatures, traditionally. This means the AV vendor must have discovered the malicious software, pushed a signature update to the user base, and the end user must have their virus signatures up-to-date.
• Require the administrator to run scans on a regular basis.
• Cost less than EDR in general.

• Protect against multiple threat vectors—including fileless attacks, malicious documents, and malicious scripts launched outside of a scan window—by using AI to focus on behaviour.
• Actively look for potential threats, rather than relying on scans. If it detects suspicious activity, it will alert you in near real time (if the alert is warranted).
• Automate responses to potential threats. Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) even allows you to roll back Windows-based endpoints to known safe states in an instant after a ransomware attack.
• Cost a little more per seat than traditional AV.

Threat Protection - DNS Filtering

DNS Filtering is the practice of identifying bad websites and blocking users from accessing the domain and all its associated pages.

The cybersecurity landscape is always evolving, with new threat vectors and sophisticated scams emerging every year. The one thing they all have in common is where they originate—online. DNS protection is the only security layer designed to shield your company from all threats that originate online via scanning, categorizing, and blocking hacked websites. Having a proactive risk mitigation plan starts with an aggressive web protection strategy.

Thousands of harmful websites are created every day. Malicious advertising, phishing, and other security threats can bypass legacy content filtering. DNS Filtering gives us insights into these web-based threats from within our Management Platform—while simultaneously providing an additional layer of security, greater network visibility, and user-based reporting. Our platform includes content control and filtering features. DNS Filtering has the same content filtering functionality but adds more proactive capabilities, such as:

Real-time, smart identification of malicious domains and inappropriate content using AI and machine learning
Threat feed augmentation to mitigate botnet, cryptomining, and malware threats
Image analysis to defend against phishing attacks
Analysis of registered domains in the last 30 days with the option to block those to allow proving time
Greater protection with a four-tiered antiphishing approach that analyses HTTPS/SSL usage, conducts image matching, and performs domain name and content analysis

With 300,000 new website domains registered daily, it’s next to impossible for a business to keep up with site blocking on its own. It’s well-known in the security world that outdated means insecure. Many vendors release periodic updates, which helps keep users secure. However, often this is not good enough. More threats emerge daily than humans can classify. This is where our artificial intelligence can fill the void.