eXtended Detection and Response
In an increasingly complex threat landscape, cyberattacks frequently evade detection. Once they sneak in, they hide amidst siloed, disconnected tools that cannot provide correlated alerts in a centralized way, propagating as time passes. At the same time, overwhelmed security teams try to triage and identify attacks with only narrow, disjointed attack viewpoints.
The concept of XDR is becoming more and more widespread in the cybersecurity world. However, many still need to fully understand what this new security approach is all about.
How Is XDR Different?
XDR vs. EDR?
XDR is a natural evolution from endpoint detection and response (EDR), which primarily focuses on endpoint security. XDR broadens the scope of security, integrating protection across a wider range of products, including endpoints, network, email, and more. From there, XDR combines prevention, detection, investigation, and response, providing visibility, analytics, correlated incident alerts, and automated responses to improve data security and combat threats.
XDR vs. SIEM
XDR complements existing enterprise security information and event management (SIEM) systems. Primarily a detection tool, SIEM aggregates large volumes of shallow data and identifies security threats and anomalous behavior. But it cannot respond to or remediate threats, and usually requires manual responses. XDR adds this response capability and works in tandem with SIEMs as part of an organization’s security portfolio, taking advantage of the extensive data SIEM makes available.
XDR vs. SOAR
Security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) connects security tools and integrates disparate security systems, being the connecting layer that streamlines security processes and powers automation. In contrast, XDR is a simple, intuitive, zero-code solution that offers advanced detection, rapid response, and intuitive automation that meets most customers' needs without the added complexity, expertise, and cost that a SOAR solution requires. When looking at SIEM and SOAR tools, XDR should be treated as an optional complementary product.
XDR vs. MDR
Managed detection and response (MDR) services offer dedicated personnel and/or solution capabilities to provide an alternative to an in-house SOC (security operations center) to improve the effectiveness of security operations in threat identification, investigation, and response. Often MDRs use XDR tools to meet an enterprise’s security needs, operating everything themselves.
XDR: Addressing an Increasingly Complex Threat Landscape
How WatchGuard Can Help
For cyber experts seeking to optimize the security team's time and workload, XDR solutions increase productivity and reduce the dwell time a cybercriminal might spend on your network. XDR simplifies an enterprise's existing ecosystem, minimizing onboarding time and maximizing efficiency.
WatchGuard ThreatSync Is the Right Answer
Sophisticated threats can come from anywhere, at any time, and can take down businesses before they even know they have been breached. Uniquely cross-product architected with the mission of being the industry’s smartest, fastest, and most effective XDR security platform, WatchGuard’s ThreatSync solution puts security experts back in charge of their networks and endpoints with widely unified visibility, cross-detection, and orchestrated response to threats features suitable for any organization, regardless of budget, size, or complexity.
Simple to Use: Zero Configuration
Not all XDR solutions are created equal. Some XDR setup and configuration steps require specialized knowledge. WatchGuard delivers XDR features for a skills-deprived market with an intuitive interface and automation for MSPs.
Comprehensive Security: A Fully Integrated Cross-Product Platform
Unlock comprehensive security by implementing a platform where solutions can work together. WatchGuard offers a complete portfolio of security products and services that work in concert to protect environments, users, and devices.
No Added Costs to Access XDR: Reduce Overall Cybersecurity Expenses
XDR is an essential tenet of effective cybersecurity for every security team. In most cases, there is an additional charge for an XDR license to make detection and response features available. WatchGuard puts XDR at your fingertips through ThreatSync ‒ a cross-product solution that reduces the expenses associated with configuring and integrating multiple point solutions in-house without additional fees.
Are You Ready to See XDR in Action?
ThreatSync is at your fingertips, offering you one security platform for fast, automated responses that reduce staff burdens.