Advanced attacks can compromise endpoints in seconds. Legacy endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools simply can’t keep pace. Learn how shifting your EDR strategy to enable:
- Proactive risk mitigation
- Efficient, real-time incident response
- Forensic investigation help
- Optimized security operations
- Business continuity
Extended detection and response (XDR) is a natural extension of the endpoint detection and response (EDR) concept, in which behaviors that occur after threat prevention controls act are further inspected for potentially malicious, suspicious, or risky activity that warrant mitigation. The difference is simply the location (endpoint or beyond) where the behaviors occur.
XDR solutions are increasingly popular as organizations recognize the inefficiencies, and in many cases ineffectiveness, of security infrastructures comprised of many individual “best-of-breed” security products deployed from different vendors over time. Common challenges arising from this point-product approach include:
Gaps in security: with each product operating in its own silo, opportunities often arise for cyberattacks to enter in between
Too much security information: with each product generating individual alerts and other information, security teams can easily miss indicators of cyberattacks
Uncoordinated response: with each product operating independently, it falls on the human operator to share information and coordinate response actions
Based on these experiences, many organizations are looking to consolidate security vendors and products in favor of integrated solution sets.