How to Ensure Advanced Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) with Capture Client 2.0

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July 24, 2023 6 Min read

Summary: With new viruses, malware, and other cyber threats emerging every day, the threat landscape is continuously shifting. Real-time detection of potential cyber threats is becoming crucial to combat this expanding risk.

Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) solutions have become an essential element for organizations due to the increase in advanced persistent threats (APT) and cyberattacks. Nevertheless, despite EDR’s reliable performance, your goal should always be to use more robust platform that provides advanced threat protection, data loss prevention and AI & machine learning to improve threat detection.

According to a report by anti-malware software company Malwarebytes, there is a 24% decrease in malware detection on Windows business computers. Cybercriminals are veering away from piecemeal cyberattacks on consumers.

Instead, they are focusing on businesses, government entities and educational institutions. Ransomware, such as leakware, lockerware and scareware, has emerged as the biggest threat to business networks.

Moreover, Trojans, phishing, credentials reuse, session hacking and cross-site scripting attacks have also become the cause of concern for many organizations. Hence, it is important to switch to Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) solutions to protect your endpoints, your data, customers, and employees from the looming danger posed by cyber criminals.

Endpoint Detection and response is a cybersecurity technology that focuses on detecting, investigating and mitigating cybersecurity incidents on individual devices or endpoints within a network.

What is the Importance of Advanced Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) Security?

Advanced Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a set of cybersecurity solutions that are specifically designed for the detection and removal of all cyber threats or malicious activities on the network. Let’s look at the major reasons why businesses are adopting EDR solutions.

  • Threat Detection: Constantly track endpoint activities in real time for the signs of anomalies and malicious behaviour. They use cutting edge detection techniques such as machine learning, threat intelligence and behavioural analysis to detect potential threats that might bypass traditional security measures like antivirus software or firewalls.
  • Fast Incident Response: When there is a suspicious activity or security breach, EDR allows organizations to respond quickly and effectively. To stop attackers from moving laterally through the network and reduce the impact of assault, EDR solutions successfully detect and contain threats at the endpoint level.
  • Insight and Visibility: Thanks to EDR, your organization can get granular visibility into all activities at each endpoint. This insight is useful for understanding the attack chain, identifying the main reason for incidents and strengthening the overall security measures.
  • Data Protection: Can safeguard your sensitive data on endpoints and prevent data theft attempts. It becomes particularly important when your organization is dealing with sensitive customer information, compliance requirements and intellectual property.
  • Network Security: Although traditional network security measures such as intrusion detection systems and firewalls are essential, they are insufficient when used in isolation. But, with EDR you can add an extra layer of defence at your endpoints, which are often the main target of cyberattacks.
  • Insider Threat Detection: Can also help in the detection of insider threats where internal stakeholders or employees might be involved in malicious or unauthorized activities.

How SonicWall’s Capture Client 2.0 Ensures Advanced EDR?

The SonicWall Capture Client 2.0 offers next-generation antivirus protection and an in-built EDR. It is a robust client platform that provides multiple advanced Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) capabilities, such as advanced threat hunting, behaviour-based malware protection, and detection and removal of application vulnerabilities. Let’s shed some light on how Capture Client 2.0 delivers advanced EDR capabilities.

  • Behaviour Based Threat Detection: Uses behaviour analysis to identify threats based on anomalies and patterns. This approach allows it to detect unknown as well as zero-day threats that might have evaded conventional security measures.
  • Real Time Monitoring: Constantly monitors the behaviour of endpoints in real time. It keeps a tab on processes, network connections, file activities and other suspicious behaviour that might indicate a cyber threat.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: It uses AI and machine learning algorithms to improve the accuracy of threat detection. As the system learns from recent data and adapts to evolving threats, it becomes more capable and effective in identifying and responding to cyber-attacks.
  • Rapid Containment of Threat: Whenever there is a security breach, Capture Client 2.0 empowers security teams to respond at lightning-fast speed. They can stop malicious processes, isolate compromised endpoints and contain the threat to avoid further damage.
  • Threat Finding Capabilities: It allows security experts to proactively find threats on endpoints. They can even conduct an in-depth search or investigation for indicators of compromise (IOCs) and gain detailed insights into the impact and scope of attack.
  • Data Loss Prevention: The platform comes with data loss prevention features that assist in the protection of sensitive information on endpoints. It can stop exfiltration attempts, unauthorized access and ensure utmost compliance with data protection regulations.
  • Rollback Capabilities: It supports policies that completely remove threats. It also has the capability to autonomously restore endpoints to the previous state (before the malicious activity was detected).
  • Remote Shell: The remote shell functionality eliminates the need to have a physical contact with the devices for conducting threat investigation, troubleshooting and changing local configuration.
  • Advance Threat Protection (ATP): You can automatically upload suspicious documents to the Windows devices for conducting advanced sandbox analysis. You can find idle threats for execution like malware with inbuilt timing delays. Also, ATP database can be reviewed to analyse potential security threats.
  • Application Vulnerability Intelligence: Allows you to catalogue each installed application and any associated threat. You can examine known vulnerabilities along with their reported severity level. It allows you to utilize this information for reducing the attack surface and prioritizing the patching.


Having a robust and effective endpoint protection (EPP) solution is essential for protecting your networks and endpoints from malware, ransomware, Trojans and other security threats.

But no security platform can ensure 100% protection, and sooner or later a cyber threat will pave its way into your network. Therefore, you must have the right security solution to track and stop each threat.

SonicWall Capture Client 2.0 comes with the most effective threat hunting capabilities that are powered by SentinelOne, an autonomous AI Endpoint Protection Platform. It helps you find the adversaries hiding deep inside your network, plus you can eliminate them before they can fulfill their goals or execute an attack.

Written by Danish Jacob

Danish Jacob is a goal-driven and accomplished professional with over 8 years of work experience in Content Writing and Digital Marketing. He holds a degree in M.A.-(English Literature and Language) from Jaipur National University and currently pursuing an MBA in Marketing from Manipal University Jaipur. Owing to the... Read more

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