Leading cyber-security firm Comodo has open-sourced the availability of its EDR-solution. It is the first time a major security organization has taken such a step. The solution was launched as OpenEDR and made available on GitHub this week after the initial move in September. Endpoint detection and response solution is the next step in security measures involving antivirus software.
Traditional antivirus solutions mitigate malware attacks after they are executed. However, EDRs proactively monitor for nefarious activities on local networks and endpoints. Once detected, they send alerts to the IT department for investigation. EDRs not only search for confirmed threat actors but also the initial suspicious activities.