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Tag: Open XDR

Maximize Your Security Stack

Extended detection and response (XDR) is an increasingly popular option for security teams looking to boost their org’s maturity. Unfortunately, most XDR security providers only work with the set of tools they bring to the table, requiring teams with existing tools outside that list to rip and replace. It might seem like a mandatory trade-off: […]

Part 2: A Collision Course… SIEM and XDR

In my last blog, I talked about how extended detection and response (XDR) has the potential to fulfill an important promise—but in reality, confusion reigns. XDR as a category doesn’t work. At its core, it is an architecture, one that can revolutionize how we think about security operations. In this blog, we’ll compare SIEM and […]

Part 1: XDR and the Return of Stone Washed Jeans

Remember stone-washed jeans? Well, they are back in vogue! (I don’t know about you, but I hated stone-washed jeans then and still hate them now.) History has a way of repeating itself, from politics to fashion—and now cybersecurity has found itself in this loop. So, how did we get here and where do we go […]

What Is Open XDR?

Open extended detection and response (Open XDR) is a growing term in cybersecurity. It denotes an open, vendor-agnostic approach to detection and response that goes beyond the endpoint for a holistic view of your security posture across a broad tool set. Let’s take a closer look at how this security methodology emerged and how it […]

Move from Reactive to Proactive Security with Open XDR

Let’s review the current state of cybersecurity for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). According to Cybint, the average cost of a data breach for SMBs worldwide now stands at $3.9 million. Such an amount can be devastating to SMBs monetarily, but a data breach can also wreck an SMB’s reputation. That helps to explain why […]

Think Tank: CISOs Discuss Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape

“Hats off to the CISOs!”   These were the opening remarks Senior Principal Analyst and ESG Fellow Jon Oltsik used to greet the participants of our recent CISO Think Tank virtual event, a recognition appropriate for today’s security leaders who have faced extreme challenges and adversity over the past year alone due to COVID-19, not to mention the […]

Solving Three Major Security Challenges with One Newly Patented Technology

The Promise of Open XDR becomes Possible with Newly Awarded Patent We’re already overwhelmed by XDR, right? A new vendor-led buzzword craze without any real substance. How is this different from SIEM or EDR or UBA or SOAR? With everyone XDR-washing, it’s not. Especially when there seems to be little more than a lot of hype […]

What Is MDR?

Managed detection and response (MDR) is an outsourced approach to cybersecurity where third parties handle threat monitoring, detection, and response. Specifically, the MDR model pairs endpoint detection and response (EDR) or endpoint protection platforms (EPP) with real-time monitoring and detection of ransomware, malware, and other security intrusions with rapid incident response to address and eliminate […]

What Is XDR (Extended Detection and Response)?

XDR stands for extended detection and response and is a cross-platform threat detection and response strategy. XDR is a new category that’s been generating a lot of hype in the world of cybersecurity, and for good reason: Some of its hallmarks include centralization of normalized data, correlation of security data and alerts into incidents, and […]