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The Difference Between : Anti Virus (AV) & Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

“One every 11 seconds”. Yes, it is the predicted frequency a business will fall victim to a ransomware attack by 2021.1 Cyberthreats continue to rise, with COVID-19 creating an additional opportunity for would-be attackers to exploit. As an MSP, layered security is undoubtedly the best defense in the face of current and future threats to your customers’ networks and end users.

Within that model, there are two solutions available to help protect the end user: traditional antivirus (AV) and endpoint detection and response (EDR). Both offer benefits to MSPs, but they do so with different levels of protection. Neither is a one-size-fits-all solution, with both solutions addressing different issues. When deciding between the two, it’s important to consider several factors, including the type of business in need of protection, the end users, cost, etc.


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