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What Is Extended Detection and Response (XDR)?

Security threat detection and incident response tool that natively integrates multiple security products into a cohesive security operations system that unifies all licensed components.”

XDR enables an enterprise to go beyond typical detective controls by providing a holistic and yet simpler view of threats across the entire technology landscape. XDR delivers real-time information needed to deliver threats to business operations for better, faster outcomes.

Extended Detection and Response (XDR) primary advantages are:

Extended Detection and Response (XDR) holds the promise of consolidating multiple products into a cohesive, unified security incident detection and response platform. XDR is a logical evolution of endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions into a primary incident response tool.

Why enterprises need XDR security

SOCs need a platform that intelligently brings together all relevant security data and reveals advanced adversaries. As adversaries use more complex tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to successfully circumvent and exploit traditional security controls, organizations are scrambling to secure increasing numbers of vulnerable digital assets both inside and outside the traditional network perimeter. Security teams have been historically stretched for years, and with recent work-from-home requirements the strain on resources has been amplified – security professionals are being once again required to do more with the same or fewer resources, and with strict budget constraints. Enterprises need unified and proactive security measures to defend the entire landscape of technology assets, spanning legacy endpoints, mobile, and cloud workloads without overburdening staff and in-house management resources.

With bad actors including “lone wolf” attackers, hacking groups, nation states and even potentially malicious insiders constantly circling, enterprise security and risk managers are left to overcome too many disconnected security tools and data sets from too many vendors. Security staff struggle with a sea of data that results in alert overload, with too many false positives and little integration of data with analysis tools or incident response, and all under historic levels of operational stress.

Enterprise security and risk management leaders should consider the security advantages and productivity value of an XDR solution.

How does XDR work?

The primary value propositions of XDR products or capabilities include improving security operations productivity by enhancing detection and response capabilities by unifying visibility and control across endpoints, network and cloud. XDR ingests and distills multiple streams of telemetry. XDR can also analyze TTPs and other threat vectors to make complex security operations capabilities more accessible to security teams that do not have the resources for more custom-made point solutions. XDR removes the daunting detection and investigation cycles and offers threat centric and business context to move more quickly to a response to the threat.

Extended Detection and Response (XDR) security provides advanced threat detection and response capabilities including:

What are the benefits of XDR?

Extended Detection and Response (XDR) products add value by consolidating multiple security products into a cohesive, unified security incident detection and response platform. XDR is an efficient evolution of endpoint detection and response (EDR) platforms into a primary incident response tool. Detecting today’s advanced threats requires more than a collection of point solutions. XDR can optimize response with advanced context.

XDR improves critical SOC functions when they are reacting to an attack in their environment:

A comprehensive XDR platform requires a vendor that can deliver a product portfolio and a partner ecosystem with breadth, depth, and market maturity to seamlessly and meaningfully interconnect and correlate detections across multiple alerts. Automatically make sense of the context, prioritize the risk and derive at a response that may be easily orchestrated across the organization.

McAfee MVISION XDR

The First Proactive, Data-aware and Open XDR

MVISION XDR is a SaaS-based platform that mitigates cyber risk from device to cloud quickly improving SOC effectiveness by decreasing reactive cycles while saving up to 95% on the cost of threat campaign assessment. MVISION XDR is the only XDR that covers the entire attack lifecycle before and after an attack.

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