Securing mobile devices: Endpoint Detection & Response vs Mobile Threat Defense

Today, the cybersecurity market sees a set of solutions extending their offering to mobile, to cover the whole cyberattack surface at once. But as mobile and computer operational systems handle data and protocols very differently, cyberthreats targeting both are distinct.

Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) detects indicators of compromise and provides in-depth analysis to enforce post-attack rollback. EDR’s strength lies in its investigation capabilities and the cross-platform visibility it provides.

But when it comes neutralizing mobile threats, advanced analysis is not enough. Inevitably, when EDR is used to protect all endpoints in an indistinct manner, it creates a security gap at the mobile level.

The mobile threat landscape is wide, volatile and consequently hardly addressed by catch-all offers. To fill the gap, Gartner analysts recommend the specific expertise of Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) to successfully extends the security coverage to the mobile fleet, enabling a reliable Zero-Trust strategy.