Endpoint detection is an emerging technology in the field of cybersecurity that tackles the need for continuous monitoring to advanced threats. Someone could even make the argument that an endpoint detection is a form of advanced threat protection. Endpoint detection tools,  such as SentinelOne, CrowdStrike and Cylance, operate by monitoring endpoint and network events and then subsequently taking down the information in a central database where additional and necessary examination, detection, inquiry, investigation, reporting, and alerting occur.

A software agent stationed on the host system supplies the underpinning for event monitoring and reporting. One of the more common types of SOC automation is via SOAR (security orchestration automation and response). These instruments identify and assign tasks that can upgrade a company’s overall level of security by identifying, reacting to, and neutralizing internal threats and subsequent external attacks.

The majority of endpoint detection tools address the detection portion through sophisticated analytics that identifies patterns and detect anomalies, such as rare processes, strange or unrecognized connections, or other risky activities flagged based on baseline comparisons. This protocol can be automated so that anomalies trigger alerts for immediate action or further investigation. Many endpoint detection tools also give way for manual or user-led analysis of data as well.