A strong Managed Endpoint Detection & Response platform, or MEDR, positions credit unions to eliminate threats and minimize the impact of a cyberattack by detecting and investigating threats proactively. MEDR platforms offer a range of benefits to credit unions to help them protect their systems and data. Here are some of the key benefits of using an MEDR:
A common question raised when credit unions are considering implementing an MEDR platform is whether it replaces their current antivirus (AV) endpoint solution. There is no single answer to this important question – and the discussion around it will lead credit unions to make the best decision for their individual shops. An MEDR solution can replace an endpoint AV solution, or it can work in parallel. If a credit union’s IT team is comfortable with their current AV solution, and doesn’t have any issues supporting it, there is no harm in continuing to use that solution. If the IT team is having difficulty supporting their current endpoint AV solution, or feel that it’s not fully effective in protecting them from viruses, then they should consider a robust MEDR solution that would replace their endpoint AV solution, giving the IT team peace of mind and allowing them to focus on other critical tasks.
Overall, an MEDR platform’s purpose is to provide advanced endpoint detection, AI-driven threat detection, autonomous response capabilities, centralized management and scalable deployment options. These features make it a valuable cybersecurity solution for credit unions aiming to enhance their defenses against a wide range of cyberthreats. This goes beyond what traditional endpoint AV solutions provide and results in better protection of your endpoints and ultimately, your member data.
Article by SilverSky, a provider of CUNA Strategic Services, a business partner of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.