What is Extended Detection and Response (XDR)?

Defining Extended Detection and Response (XDR)

Gartner defines Extended Detection and Response (XDR) as a security incident detection and response platform that automatically collects and correlates data from multiple security products.

Fidelis Extended Detection and Response integrates network, endpoint and deception defenses to give you holistic visibility and control of your environment.

Why is XDR Important?

Organizations have long needed a unified solution to combine disparate data, such as cyber threat intelligence and correlated security events across multiple security tool capabilities to enhance their detection and response proficiency. With the need for organizations to improve their detection precision, their security operations efficacy and reduce attacker dwell time, XDR can be a cost-effective and efficient solution.

With increased proficiency via more precise detection, and automated response capabilities, SOC teams will be better suited to rapidly engage adversaries prior to impact, as well as leverage hunting capabilities provided by an XDR solution. From a budgetary view, CISOs will be able to extend cost-savings through security stack consolidation and costly multi-vendor products and licenses.

What are the Key Aspects of an XDR Solution?

The main goal of XDR is to be able to consolidate a number or security tooling capabilities into a unified platform.

This list covers the main areas of security stack consolidation sought after through an XDR solution:

How are NDR and XDR related?

While Network Detention and Response (NDR) provides the capability of response on the network, Extended Detection and Response encompasses a wider range of visibility and response options from network, endpoint, cloud and email solutions.

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