What is FortiEDR: Real-time protection before and after infection

Introducing FortiEDR

Advanced endpoint protection is a must for any organization, and one of the most comprehensive solutions out there was built from the ground up for end to end security: FortiEDR. In case you missed it, EDR stands for Endpoint Detection and Response. But that only begins to describe the total protection you get with FortiEDR.

FortiEDR offers something far beyond first generation endpoint offerings: Real-Time Protection, pre- and post-incident. That means it’s proactively working 24/7/365 to stop infections before they start. And if you somehow get infected, it jumps all over the infection with heavy artillery to make your network whole again.

FortiEDR Discover-Predict Diagram


What does FortiEDR do to stop malware before it gets to your network? It proactively discovers any rogue endpoints and unsecure IoT (internet of things) devices – let’s face it there can be a lot. Meanwhile, it continuously scans for vulnerabilities and comes with risk-based policies that make it harder for attackers to get in. And if it finds vulnerabilities? You get virtual patches. It’l likely to catch even the wildest of wild malware with its machine learning antivirus engine and signature-less detection that can block threats before execution.


If any threats do find their way through, FortiEDR is ready to stop them in – did I mention? – real-time. It automatically defuses potential threats with automated response and remediation. Defusing these threats post-infection means blocking outbound communication, and stopping data tampering, exfiltration, and even the dreaded ransomware encryption.

Any malware that’s made even the slightest dent in your network won’t have that satisfaction for long, as FortiEDR can rollback any changes its made. It’ll also remove any of those pesky bad files that try to stick around. And this remediation and rollback all occurs without interrupting your business.

With all that action taking place, you’ll want to have a play-by-play, so FortiEDR offers full visibility into attacks. That means forensic data, malware classification, a memory snapshot in case of fileless attacks, and more. Plus, admins can even customize incident response playbooks with optional MDR – or managed detection and response – service.


Another big plus for FortiEDR is its integration into the Fortinet Security Fabric. It works seamlessly with every other Fortinet protection platform, from FortiClient licenses to FortiGate firewalls to FortiSandbox sandboxing. They all speak the same language – allowing you to manage your network from a single-pane-of-glass.

How do I get FortiEDR?

FortiEDR licenses come in a variety of shapes and sizes. That means you have options. Choose your solution based on your number of users – aka assets – starting at 500, and the level of protection you desire. Offerings include Predict & Protect, Protect & Response, and Predict, Protect, & Response – which covers all we discussed here. FortiEDR’s cost depends on the combination you select. The cost to your business not to have this advanced endpoint detection and response in place when an attack comes around is immeasurable. Shop now to find the right option for you!