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Advanced Security + EDR delivers an approach to effective threat detection, containment and remediation by reducing the complexity present in other EDR solutions
Following industry-established standards and mapping to the MITRE ATT&CK framework, it simplifies the complex solutions required to keep pace with sophisticated threat landscape. It does this by leveraging its unified platform approach which allows IT teams to detect and understand advanced attacks, and then recover rapidly using features like attack-specific, one-click rollback. By correlating events, analyzing attack chains and presenting human-friendly, guided interpretations, companies reduce the time-tax on highly specialized (and expensive) security analysts and the time-to-remediate (TTR) for business operations.
This announcement follows a string of developments from the company starting with the reveal of their behavioral-based DLP product at RSAC 2022 in June and more recently, their earned Approved badge from AV-TEST for Corporate Endpoint Protection on macOS.
“Acronis has been a great fit for us for solid endpoint protection,” said Dave Millier, CSO, Quick Intelligence. “The single agent playing double-duty was a key deciding factor in choosing to go with Acronis. We’re excited to see that EDR is coming to that same agent as it will help us take our customer’s cyber protection to the next level, without having to rely on another vendor and another agent. Acronis just keeps innovating and we keep benefiting.”
Advanced Security + EDR is part of the Cyber Protect Cloud platform that enables businesses and their service providers to deliver holistic protection across the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework Core.
This entry adds to Acronis cyber defenses with:
- ML-driven event correlation and interpretation with attack chain visibility mapped to the MITRE ATT&CK
- Integrated response capabilities including 1-click, attack-specific rollbacks
- The ability to investigate, remediate, recover, and close security gaps integrated with more features across the company’s Cyber Protect Cloud platform
- Reduced complexity and cost via rapid turn-up via the single Acronis console and unified agent offering advanced security at just a click away – without deploying more agents or the operational challenges of integration with disparate, third-party products
In addition to its approach to ensure all businesses have more access to sophisticated technologies for better protection, the company is poised to enable their global network of managed service provider partners to offer MDR services to down-market clients at healthy margins and compelling client price points while avoiding the high-end, licensing costs and MDR competition for their clients from pure-play security vendors
Marco Monaco, Italian MSP, Megabit, and Acronis partner, shared: “Since the protection is well priced and the performance is good, we are extending Acronis more and more among our customers since it offers with just one agent practically every service available – which is a beautiful thing, especially for us MSPs. We are excited about EDR and can’t wait to try it.”
According to the August Acronis Cyber Protection Operation Centers Report, global ransomware damages are estimated to exceed $30 billion by 2023. Ransomware continues to be the ≠1 threat to large and medium-sized businesses. The company is putting a large dent in the success of ransomware attacks with its holistic, NIST-approach to business continuity, and in the number of phishing, malware, and advanced attack URLs, blocking 21 million URLs on endpoints in 2Q22 alone.
“EDR technology is an essential addition to any cybersecurity stance,” said Candid Wüest, VP, Acronis Research. “For example, we know that previously unknown zero-day exploits account for 80% of breaches.(1) We’re facing this down by focusing on real-world security and business outcomes for our customers and partners as our top priority with fast and easy remediation being of the utmost importance.”
Advanced Security + EDR early access program will be available in December for the company’s partners and generally available in 2Q23.
(1) Ponemon Institute, The Third Annual Study on the State of Endpoint Security Risk, 2020.