Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Solutions

XDR, or Extended Detection and Response, is a security approach that has become increasingly relevant in recent years as the threat landscape continues to evolve. With the rise of sophisticated cyberattacks and the growing complexity of IT environments, traditional security solutions like NGAV are no longer enough to protect organizations from emerging threats.

XDR offers a powerful solution for protecting servers and endpoints in today's challenging times by addressing the growing complexity and sophistication of cyberattacks. By integrating data from multiple sources, such as endpoint protection, network security, and threat intelligence, XDR solutions can provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's security posture. This allows organizations to detect and respond to threats more quickly and effectively, reducing the risk of damage and disruption.

One of the key benefits of XDR is its ability to detect and respond to threats in real-time. By analyzing data from multiple sources, XDR solutions can identify potential threats and take immediate action to prevent them from causing damage. This can be especially important in today's fast-paced business environment, where threats can spread quickly and cause significant disruptions.

xdr cymune

XDR also offers a more holistic approach to security by providing visibility and control over the entire environment, including servers, endpoints, and cloud-based services. This can help organizations to identify and address security gaps that traditional solutions may miss. By using XDR organizations can have an end-to-end view of their security posture, from the endpoint to the cloud, and identifying threats and vulnerabilities that could have been missed by traditional solutions.

In addition to its real-time threat detection capabilities, XDR also includes advanced features such as incident response and investigation, which allows organizations to quickly understand the scope and impact of an attack, and take steps to contain and remediate it. These features allow organizations to quickly understand the scope and impact of an attack, and take steps to contain and remediate it. This can help organizations to minimize the impact of an attack and get back to normal operations as quickly as possible.

XDR solutions also include advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities that allow them to automatically analyze large amounts of security data and identify potential threats. These technologies can help organizations to detect and respond to threats more quickly and effectively, reducing the need for manual intervention and increasing efficiency.

One of the key trends in XDR is the increasing use of cloud-based solutions. With the increasing adoption of cloud services and the proliferation of remote work, organizations are facing new security challenges that traditional on-premises solutions are not equipped to handle. Cloud-based XDR solutions allow organizations to protect their data and systems regardless of location, and provide visibility and control over their entire environment. Additionally, these solutions can scale with the organization's needs and provide access to the latest technologies and features.

As the threat landscape continues to evolve, XDR is becoming more important than ever for organizations looking to protect their data and systems from emerging threats. By leveraging the latest technologies and trends, XDR solutions can provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's security posture and help to detect and respond to threats more quickly and effectively.

XDR natively integrates network, endpoint, cloud and third-party data to stop modern attacks. It unifies prevention, detection, investigation, and response in one platform for unrivaled security and operational efficiency. XDR accurately detects threats with behavioral analytics and reveals the root cause to speed up investigations.

Tight integration with enforcement points accelerates containment, enabling you to stop attacks before the damage is done. Combined with our Managed Threat Hunting service, our XDR solution gives you round-the-clock protection and industry-leading coverage of MITRE ATT&CK techniques.

How does XDR compare to EDR or MDR


XDR security is an alternative to traditional reactive approaches that provide only layered visibility into attacks, such as endpoint detection and response, or EDR; network detection and response, or NDR; and user behavior analytics, or UBA, and security information and event management (SIEM). Layered visibility provides important information, but can also lead to problems, including

  • Too many alerts that are inaccurate and incomplete. EDR solutions only detect 26 percent of initial vectors of attack,1 and due to the high volume of security alerts, 54 percent of security professionals ignore alerts that should be investigated
  • Time-consuming, complex investigations that require specialized expertise. With EDR, the mean time to identify a breach has increased to 197 days3, and the mean time to contain a breach has increased to 69 days
  • Technology-focused tools rather than user- or business-focused protection. EDR focuses on technology gaps rather than the operational needs of users and organizations. With more than 40 tools used in an average Security Operations Center4, 23 percent of security teams spend time maintaining and managing security tools rather than performing security investigations

What is MDR

Managed detection and response (MDR) services offer dedicated personnel and technology to improve the effectiveness of security operations in threat identification, investigations and response. These services complement traditional managed security services that focus on broad security alert management and triage.

While various definitions exist, MDR services universally provide the following value

  • Resource augmentation aids SecOps teams in tasks that require specialist skill sets, such as threat hunting, forensic investigations and incident response
  • Increased security maturity provides a mature approach to threat management that is proactive and available 24/7, year-round, paving the way for transformation across other aspects of security operations
  • Faster time to value delivers a curated technology stack, security experts and operational best practices to reduce detection and response times to days, not years
  • Reduced mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to respond (MTTR) guarantee faster detection of and response to advanced threats inside a fixed, time-based service level agreement (SLA)

Cymune works with world’s leading XDR technologies to provide you solutions and a continuous Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service to ensure Continuous Visibility, Continuous Protection, Continuous Compliance, and beyond.

Talk to our Expert