XDR Defined and Explained
Extended detection and response (XDR) is a natural extension of the endpoint detection and response (EDR) concept, in which behaviors that occur after threat prevention controls act are further inspected for potentially malicious, suspicious, or risky activity that warrant mitigation. The difference is simply the location (endpoint or beyond) where the behaviors occur.
XDR solutions are increasingly popular as organizations recognize the inefficiencies, and in many cases ineffectiveness, of security infrastructures comprised of many individual “best-of-breed” security products deployed from different vendors over time.
Common challenges arising from this point-product approach include:
- Gaps in security: with each product operating in its own silo, opportunities often arise for cyberattacks to enter in between
- Too much security information: with each product generating individual alerts and other information, security teams can easily miss indicators of cyberattacks
- Uncoordinated response: with each product operating independently, it falls on the human operator to share information and coordinate response actions
Based on these experiences, many organizations are looking to consolidate security vendors and products in favor of integrated solution sets.
Cross-product Incident Identification
Fortinet continually develops analytics to match constantly evolving cyberattacks and techniques. These are applied to the correlated telemetry collected across the Security Fabric to identify potential cybersecurity incidents.
Fortinet continually trains a neural network-based decision engine to replicate the steps an expert SOC analyst would take to investigate and classify potential incidents with the aid of microservices.
Fortinet provides a straightforward remediation framework that enables each organization to predefine, in a granular way, the appropriate steps to be taken based on classification, individual/group, and other considerations.
Keeping you ahead of threats
The Fortinet Security Fabric continuously assesses the risks and automatically adjusts to provide comprehensive real-time protection across the digital attack surface and cycle.
Powered by FortiOS, the Fabric is the industry’s highest-performing integrated cybersecurity platform with a rich ecosystem. The Fabric enables consistent security across the extended digital attack surface. Seamless interoperability, complete visibility, and granular control are now possible for hybrid deployments including hardware, software, and X-as-a-Service across networks, endpoints, and clouds.