Mobile Endpoint Detection and Response

Endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools are essential in safeguarding the data of any business. They enable employees to quickly detect threats as well as automate responses in a timely fashion.

Lookout Mobile EDR is the industry’s premier security platform for managing risk on mobile. Extend your threat protection with a scalable, unified solution for managed or unmanaged iOS, Android, and ChromeOS devices.

Mobile EDR

1. Advanced Detection and Response

Faced with sophisticated threats aimed at mobile devices, security teams must be equipped to detect suspicious activity quickly and in near real-time. Mobile EDR enables security programs to protect against phishing attacks, content that contains harmful code or apps, device compromise, and risky network connections.

Modern mobile EDR solutions enable the detection of threats by correlating telemetry data with endpoint processes and activities for visibility, creating a clear pathway through which attacks may travel quickly, helping security teams respond quickly to attacks, and preventing breaches.

Contrary to traditional EDR tools that rely on virus definitions and static signatures, an effective mobile EDR solution employs machine learning (ML), sandboxing, and other advanced techniques combined with machine learning (ML) analysis to detect malware. Furthermore, an effective mobile EDR uses techniques like machine learning (ML) analysis and sandboxing. 

Behavioral detection of unknown attackers on mobile platforms, as understanding attackers’ work – this prevents reuse of stolen credentials or attacker persistence on targeted devices as well as uncovering full attack chains – Lookout’s Mobile EDR program provides this technology along with comprehensive visibility into this ecosystem using its global dataset of security telemetry data collection capabilities for MSSPs to use.

2. Advanced Threat Intelligence

While traditional antivirus and firewall solutions can offer protection from malware attacks, they only sometimes detect advanced threats that evade their perimeter security measures. Such hidden attackers could wreak havoc within networks for months by collecting information and exploiting vulnerabilities before launching ransomware attacks or zero-day exploits against them.

Mobile EDR solutions help address this challenge by collecting, correlating, and analyzing security telemetry from endpoints to detect suspicious activity that could indicate an active threat. Once suspicious activity is identified, these solutions flag any anomalies and trigger automated responses based on predetermined rules; for instance, if EDR solutions discover indicators of compromise on an endpoint device, it can alert managed service provider security operations centers or prompt them to perform either manual or automated wipe procedures on it.

Lookout offers MSSPs an EDR program to protect their customers from advanced threats such as mobile phishing, unauthorized camera/mic access via surveillanceware, exploiting OS and app vulnerabilities, lateral movement across corporate networks, and more. In addition, Lookout enables near real-time digital forensics capabilities and incident response services, allowing IT stakeholders to conduct investigations independently without external services or 3rd party services being needed.

3. Adaptive Access Control

With the BYOD trend and increasing mobility in the workplace, IT teams must protect a growing number of devices, applications, and operating systems to defend against attacks that could leave behind footprints that allow attackers to gain entry to critical network and data assets.

Attackers can use these vulnerable systems as entryways into an enterprise network and launch breaches such as ransomware, BEC, or phishing from this point.

Your EDR tool must be capable of detecting threats with advanced threat intelligence and detection capabilities, quickly pinpointing attacks or potential breaches, and providing flexible access control based on device and user risk posture dynamic policies to block malicious activity and protect critical assets. Lookout offers this complete EDR/EDR toolset for MSSPs through Workspace ONE UEM/MTD and mobile EDR programs, offering comprehensive threat-hunting capability to safeguard customers against dangerous beachheads and vectors.

4. Streaming Detection Engine

EDR solutions use data collection (software agents on endpoint devices gather activity, logins, and communications data) combined with a detection engine that compares current activity against typical behavior to detect anomalies and spot attacks. Once an attack is identified, preconfigured rules can activate an automated response, such as quarantining the endpoint or running an incident response playbook.

Mobile EDR solutions of high quality typically feature real-time analysis capabilities to assist security staff with identifying and diagnosing threats that don’t fit a preconfigured set of rules. At the same time, they may even include forensic tools for conducting kill chain reconstruction or proactive threat hunting.

Lookout’s Mobile EDR platform combines threat defenses with visibility into all facets of mobile risk, powered by the world’s largest dataset of security telemetry from hundreds of millions of apps, devices, and web items. Organizations can leverage mobile fleet telemetry to develop stronger protection policies, enhance threat-hunting workflows, and gain insight into how attackers target mobile apps and users.

5. Scalability

Cyber threats continue to evolve, and IT security professionals must remain vigilant in protecting an expanding attack surface. EDR solutions give visibility into risks posed by managed and unmanaged devices/users across an organization.

This solution gathers telemetry on all endpoint devices before using machine learning to correlate and look for anomalies and suspicious activity. When detected, an alert and automated responses such as quarantine or sandboxing are sent out if applicable. Furthermore, it creates a robust threat database to provide context for future analysis.

Security professionals use this data to quickly detect and neutralize threats, understand attack vectors used against devices, improve their security posture, and ward off further attacks. With an increasingly mobile workforce accessing corporate resources remotely via numerous devices, safeguarding these ecosystems from catastrophic attacks is vital; that is why many organizations and MSSPs are adopting comprehensive endpoint detection and response plans that extend mobile as part of the strategy.

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