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Many of you may have heard the following quote from former FBI Director Robert Mueller: “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be.”
Cyber security experts have taken this statement and made it their own. ”There are only two types of companies: those that have been breached, and those that will be breached again.’’
Advanced attacks have never been as persistent as they are today. And companies need solutions with better capabilities to tackle the challenge at hand. My colleague Erka Koivunen has written about the glaring capability gap in most organizations’ security posture when it comes to detecting threats. The EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) market has emerged to address such needs.
In its recently published “Market Guide for Endpoint Detection and Response Solutions” report, Gartner identified EDR solutions that include the following four capabilities:
- Detect security incidents
- Contain the incident at the endpoint
- Investigate security incidents
- Remediate endpoints to their pre-infection state *1)
Essentially, the EDR solutions named in the report have capabilities that cover the Detect and Response phases described in Gartner’s Adaptive Security Architecture:
Source: Gartner Market Guide for Endpoint Detection and Response Solutions, Peter Firstbrook & Neil MacDonald, 30 November 2016
One thing to keep in mind is the fact that detecting behavior is complicated and not highly accurate. As such, cyber security comes down to a combination of man and machine. Most organizations face the challenge of hiring, training, and retaining cyber security talents. Therefore, demand for managed services is also increasing rapidly, especially among mid-sized organizations.
Jyrki Rosenberg, Executive Vice President of F-Secure’s Corporate Security Business Unit, says:
“As a leading cyber security company, we are honored to have recently been recognized as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s Market Guide for Vulnerability Assessment *2). Now we are pleased to have been identified as a Representative Vendor in Endpoint Detection and Response Solutions. We are very proud to have solutions addressing different customer needs for organizations of all sizes.’’
*1) Gartner, Market Guide for Endpoint Detection and Response Solutions, Peter Firstbrook & Neal MacDonald, 30 November 2016
*2) Gartner, Market Guide for Vulnerability Assessment, Oliver Rochford & Prateek Bhajanka, 5 December 2016
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