Omdia Research Spotlight: XDR
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Few emerging cybersecurity market segments are garnering more attention than XDR. Here, Omdia highlights its recent research on XDR.
Extended Detection and Response (XDR) technology is quickly taking the enterprise cybersecurity industry by storm.
The term XDR, first coined in 2018 by Omdia Principal Analyst Rik Turner, is defined by Omdia as a single, stand-alone solution that offers integrated threat detection and response capabilities.
To meet Omdia’s criteria to be classified as a “comprehensive” XDR solution, a product must offer threat detection and response functionality across three key platforms:
- Endpoints (often referred to as Endpoint Detection and Response or EDR)
- Networks (often referred to as Network Traffic Analysis or NTA, more recently as Network Detection and Response or NDR)
- And cloud computing environments (occasionally referred to as Cloud Detection and Response or CDR).
Specific to the cloud, this should encompass software-as-a-service (SaaS) environments such as Office 365 and Salesforce, as well as infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service (IaaS and PaaS) modes of delivering cloud computing.
Support for other platforms or threat vectors — such as email — is also common, and XDR solutions may also foster integration among stand-alone threat detection and response solutions that specialize in any of the three areas noted above, as well as others.
Omdia has a comprehensive library of research on XDR, detailing how the technology works, the way in which it is already evolving, and what specific approaches various vendors have adopted.
See a selection of Omdia’s research content on XDR below.
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Fortinet’s FortiXDR challenges rivals with focus on automated investigation and response
Fortinet’s new XDR solution is based on proven technology and pushes the envelope on threat detection and response automation.
FireEye buys its way into XDR, but questions abound on its portfolio and its future
FireEye’s $186 million acquisition of analytics vendor Respond Software is buttressed by a new $400 million private equity cash infusion. However, a growing divergence in its product portfolio may indicate further disruption.
RSA Conference 2018 featured managed detection and response and life beyond SIEM
Principal Analyst Rik Turner coins the term “xDR” in this report, highlighting the coming convergence involving various types of threat detection and response technologies and services.
Eric Parizo supports Omdia’s Cybersecurity Accelerator, its research practice supporting vendor, service provider, and enterprise clients in the area of enterprise cybersecurity. Eric covers global cybersecurity trends and top-tier vendors in North America. He has been …
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April 12, 2021 at 05:52AM