We should talk about the emerging technology that is taking over the tech world... in a good way. Specifically, let get into XDR - the future of cybersecurity.
What is XDR?
XDR is a unique method to threat detection and response that protects against cyberattacks.
The platform provides numerous detection technologies and collects data from various security networks owned by an organization. It delivers a complete picture of an attack or threat in a given environment.
Its intended design is to boost a security operations center's (SOC) efficiency while also improving accuracy.
One significant advantage of XDR is that it captures detailed activity data and consolidates it into a unified solution.
It reduces the need to sift through events generated by various tools. XDR provides a unified picture of data, allowing security teams to quickly identify logical connections and minimize threats.
This is a great solution for companies who have a lot of security technology and want to get the most out of their investment.
Is XDR only available for large businesses?
It's a common misconception that XDR solutions are available for business teams who have large security stacks. Smaller businesses and security teams think they don't have the resources, time, or personnel to run a massive security stack.
In some instances, XDR can make small security team tasks more complicated rather than improve them. As a result, many security leads at these companies aren't looking into XDR as a security solution.
On the other hand, cybersecurity experts argue that the right XDR is a game-changer for security teams with limited resources.
Check out our blog on why cybersecurity is so important for small businesses.
XDR was designed to enhance security. XDR can help you improve your security posture by allowing you to do the following:
XDR uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze and protect against known and unknown threats. This includes exploits, malware, and file-less attacks.
XDR collects and interprets data from networks, endpoints, and cloud environments, then applies it to threat detection, triaging and response processes.
Round the Clock Automated Detection
XDR detects advanced persistent threats (APTs) and other covert attacks including lateral movement, malicious insiders, compromised insiders, and so on.
Prevent Alert Fatigue
XDR triages alerts and substantially reduces notifications by using automated root cause analysis and a unified incident engine. This can minimizes alert fatigue, reduces employee turnover, and streamline incident response.
Eradicate Advance Threats
XDR can assist in protecting the corporate network from malicious bad actors, external threats, policy violations, ransomware, advanced malware and memory-only attacks.
Improving Security Teams
XDR can assist in detecting indicators of compromise (IOCs) as well as unusual activity. It can also prioritize analysis by using incident scoring that disrupts attacks at all stages.
What really differentiates XDR from other security solutions is that it differentiates, correlates and normalizes data from multiple sources.
XDR solutions collect and analyze from multiple sources that it can better validate alerts, minimizing false positives and enhance reliability. This helps teams save time that would otherwise be spent on unnecessary or false alerts.
It will be interesting to see how we can further benefit from the capabilities of XDR solutions. In a time like now where cybersecurity is so crucial, we need to put the best security procedures in place.
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