CrowdStrike is proud to announce that Armis, Cloudflare and ThreatWarrior have joined the open CrowdXDR Alliance. The addition of these industry leaders enhances XDR with telemetry from cloud, network and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.This best-of-platform approach to XDR will help solve real-world productivity challenges that security teams face by empowering them to identify and hunt threats at accelerated speed and scale.
Extended detection and response (XDR) is all the rage these days. It seems like almost every security vendor now claims to offer XDR functionality. But are those claims based in reality?
Military general and philosopher Sun Tzu once led the largest armies in the world and authored The Art of War, still considered a masterpiece of tactical warfare and very relevant as we wage our battles against evolving cyberattacks. That’s because even though threat intelligence is a relatively new discipline in our cyber defense processes, it has actually been around for more than 2,500 years.
XDR (eXtended Detection and Response) is a new Gartner category, which, we’ve argued before, is SIEM++, or what next-gen SIEM should have been. This is why we are packaging our latest feature updates into an XDR offering that should greatly improve the detection and response capabilities of any organization, especially mid-market organizations, which gain the most benefit from integrated, easy-to-use platforms. LogSentinel XDR is a unified security monitoring and response platform.
What is the XDR paradox? It’s the hottest term in security but there is no consensus yet on the right definition. Why is that? Many organizations have deployed EDR and are benefiting from it, but also looking to the gaps that EDR can’t address such as unmanaged / compromised devices or network-centric TTPs. Likewise, many vendors of EDR/SIEM products have realized they have the same general workflow (analyze data, present an alert, triage it, etc).
Extended detection and response (XDR) has transpired into a market description that, in my not so humble opinion, proves to be as troublesome as the phrases “next gen” or “machine learning” were from 2016 to 2020. I’ll quote myself from a popular blog post from my time at Gartner: Naming aside, the one thing that all InfoSec commentators agree on is that XDR is an evolution of the endpoint-centric approach pioneered by legacy security vendors.