Endpoint Detection and Response

What is Open Source Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)?

OpenEDR is an open source endpoint detection and response platform that provides analytic detection with Mitre ATT&CK visibility for event correlation and root cause analysis of adversarial cyber threat activity and behaviors in real time. This endpoint telemetry platform is a continuous monitoring solution available to all cybersecurity professionals, and every sized organization, to use for defending their organization or business against threat actors and cyber criminals.

Xcitium EDR

What is EDR?

EDR is an advanced cybersecurity technology that provides continuous monitoring of endpoints in a network to detect malicious activities and respond quickly with appropriate countermeasures.

How Does the Endpoint Detection and Response Work?

Endpoint detection and response is a security solution that helps protect networked computers from malware. It monitors network traffic and identifies suspicious activity. They can also block malicious traffic and quarantine infected computers.

An endpoint detection and response solution is often used in conjunction with other security tools, such as firewalls and antivirus solutions. Open EDR can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud. A Cloud-based EDR solution can be more effective than an on-premises solution, as it can provide real-time visibility into all network activity.

Endpoint detection tools are becoming increasingly popular as organizations look for ways to improve their cybersecurity posture.

How Do the EDR Solutions Differ From Each Other?

Endpoint detection and response, is a type of security solution that helps organizations detect, investigate, and respond to incidents at the endpoint level. Unlike legacy endpoint security solutions, EDR solutions provide visibility into activity, enable organizations to quickly identify and investigate potential threats, and help contain and remediate incidents.

There are many different endpoint detection solutions on the market. To choose the right endpoint detection and response software for your organization, you need to understand your needs and requirements and then compare the different solutions against each other.

Our Open EDR does not require comparison with any EDR solution provider as almost all major features are covered in this EDR tool for free.

Why Open EDR?

  1. Visibility and coverage: Open EDR solutions provide visibility into all activity and can cover both physical and virtualized environments.
  2. Detection: It provides an effective solution on detecting potential threats.
  3. Response: It reacts quickly and helps you contain and remediate incidents.
  4. Management and reporting: It is easy to manage and provide comprehensive reports that can help you improve your security posture.

How Does EDR Detect Threats?

EDR solutions are typically deployed on-premises or in the cloud, and it uses a variety of techniques to detect malicious activity, including behavioral analysis, machine learning, and heuristics.

When endpoint detection and response software detects suspicious activity, they generate an alert that can be investigated by security analysts and threat hunting teams. The investigation process often includes reviewing log data from the endpoint device, as well as data from other sources such as network traffic data and user activity data. Once analysts have determined that malicious activity has occurred, they can use the EDR solutions to take appropriate actions to contain the threat and prevent it from spreading.

Benefits of endpoint detection and response

Endpoint Threat Detection and Response (EDR) is a cybersecurity solution that enables organizations to detect, investigate, and respond to threats. It is typically deployed on-premises or in the cloud, and they use a variety of techniques to collect data from endpoint devices, including logging, network traffic analysis, and process monitoring.

EDR security can provide valuable insights into malicious activity on endpoint devices, including information about how attacks are carried out and what data is being targeted. In addition, our EDR platform can help organizations to automatically block or quarantine malicious files and processes, as well as roll back any changes that have been made to the system.

There are many benefits of using Open EDR solutions, including:
  1. Improved Detection: It can help organizations to detect malicious activity that would otherwise go unnoticed. By collecting data from multiple sources and applying advanced analytics, endpoint detection and response software can provide visibility into suspicious activity and help security teams to immediately identify potential threats.
  2. Faster Investigation and Response: With all the data collected by an EDR solution in one place, security teams can quickly investigate incidents and take appropriate action to mitigate the threat. In addition, it often includes features such as automatic file quarantine that can help to contain an incident while it is being investigated.
  3. Damage from Attacks: By identifying attacks early and taking immediate action to block or contain them, EDR solutions can help organizations to reduce the damage caused by malicious actors. This can help organizations to minimize the impact of an attack and reduce the amount of time needed for recovery.
  4. Improved Compliance: It can also help organizations to meet compliance requirements, as many regulations require organizations to have effective security measures in place to protect data and systems. By deploying an EDR solution, organizations can demonstrate that they are taking appropriate steps to protect their systems from malicious activity.

How to Deploy and Use EDR Security?

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Endpoint detection and response security is a must for any business that wants to protect its data and networks. It can help identify and stop attacks before they do damage, and they can also provide valuable information about what happened during and after an attack.

FAQ Section

A: All EDRs provide threat detection and response using correlated telemetry data to map environment context with endpoint processes and activities for visibility.
A: The “R” in EDR is Response action: alerts, containment, and/or remediation of an attack as fast as possible. Reporting helps harden against future attacks.
A: EDR security provides focused insights into malicious attack progressions on endpoint devices, including how attackers access, target and steal data and assets.
A: When an EDR platform is available as open source code, all financial barriers are eliminated and endpoint security becomes a right not a high-priced privilege.
A: Yes! Open Source EDR is a fully functional security platform that can be deployed “as is” while the larger open source community continues innovating.
Managed Service Provider (MSP) MSPs

Free Open EDR Security can help you convert your MSP to a best-in-class MSSP instantly, easily, and with minimal effort.

Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) MSSPs

Use Open EDR software as the free foundation on which you will provide world-class SOC services for your customers.

Enterprise Enterprises

Take advantage of this free, sophisticated, OSS telemetry and visibility platform to create an EDR security of your own.

Access the source code, configure your environment, and refine your own solution to meet your needs.

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How to implement an endpoint detection and response?

Endpoint detection and response EDR is a security strategy that focuses on detecting, investigating, and responding to security incidents at the endpoint level. EDR solutions are used to collect data about activity on endpoint devices, such as laptops, servers, and mobile devices. This data is then analyzed to detect suspicious activity and attacks.

  • Enable continuous and comprehensive monitoring
  • Correlate and visualize endpoint security data
  • Perform malware analysis, anomalous behavior tracking, and in-depth attack investigations
  • Enact remediations and harden security postures to reduce risk on endpoints
  • Stop attempted attacks, lateral movement, and breaches

The creators of Open EDR steadfastly believe that endpoint detection and response should never be accessible only to the privileged, and that a fundamental cybersecurity stack must become a right. By offering this innovative source code for free, all financial barriers to expensive EDR solutions are eliminated, and this foundational technology is recast as a bona fide 'right.' Claim your right to Open EDR security today.

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Open EDR security Is An OSS Initiative Started By Xcitium

We, at Xcitium, believe in creating an open source cybersecurity platform where products and services can be provisioned and managed together. EDR is our starting point.

Open EDR Tool is a full-blown EDR capability. It is one of the most sophisticated, effective endpoint detection and response code base in the world and with the community's help it will become even better.

Open EDR Security Consists Of
The Following Components:
Core Library

the basic framework


service application

Process Monitoring

components for per-process monitoring

System Monitor

the genetic container for different kernel-mode components

File-System Mini-Filter

the kernel component that hooks I/O requests file system

Network Monitor

monitors processes creation/deletion using system callbacks

Low-Level Registry Monitoring Component

monitors registry access using system callbacks

Self-Protection Provider

prevents endpoint detection and response components and configuration from unauthorized changes

Low-Level Process Monitoring Component

network filter for monitoring the network activity

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In addition to maintaining the Open EDR project, Xcitium helps customers avoid breaches with groundbreaking isolation technology that fully neutralizes ransomware, zero-day malware, and cyberattacks that other security providers can't do. Our isolation and containment technology complements our highly rated advanced endpoint protection and endpoint management to offer a single cloud-accessible Active Breach Protection solution with patented ZeroDwell technology. Xcitium's Managed and Extended Detection and Response services are available to serve as your security partner and guide

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