XDR: Detection and Response across data sources

Overcome the limitations of stand-alone detection and response products.

The XDR category of products are redefining detection and response by applying analytics and automation natively across network, endpoint and cloud activity to address today’s increasingly sophisticated threats.

As threats and attacks evolve, the limitations of traditional detection and response products, such as endpoint detection and response (EDR) and network traffic analysis (NTA), become increasingly obvious. Reactive approaches that provide only one layer of visibility often lead to too many alerts that are incomplete or lack context, time-consuming investigations demanding specialist expertise, and manual integration of dependent technologies to create a complete picture of sophisticated threats.


XDR category rights the wrongs of stand-alone detection and response by setting a specific set of requirements for products

  • Offered as a cloud-delivered service for unrestricted accessibility and scale
  • Able to collect, correlate or analyze data from network, endpoint and cloud within a single repository offering 30 days or more of historical retention
  • With embedded artificial intelligence or machine learning and automation to reduce manual efforts for security users
  • Able to reduce future risk and continually strengthen prevention by applying knowledge gained through detection, investigation or response

Architected to cut complexity and accelerate outcomes

By meeting the requirements above, XDR products lay the foundation for achieving multiple positive outcomes for security teams, which are the:

  • Ability to find stealthy threats faster with analytics across network, endpoint, cloud and threat intelligence
  • Simplification of investigation and response to known and unknown threats
  • Radical improvement in the return on your security investments


XDR products reduce your mean time to detect and respond


By breaking down the silos of conventional cybersecurity technologies, XDR products can help achieve the higher goal of reducing the time and complexity of threat detection, event triage, incident investigation, response and hunting. This, in turn, propels security teams toward a proactive model by increasing efficiency and effectiveness of operations, reversing the effects of skills shortages, alert fatigue and ever-growing gaps in security posture.


XDR is the only category of products that focus on security outcomes over prescriptive capabilities

Find stealthy threats faster

XDR products combine large-scale analytics with threat intelligence to enable threat hunting and detection across network, endpoint and cloud. This enables security teams to uncover anomalous activity quickly, reduce complexity in threat hunting, or automate the identification of any active or past threats.

Expedite investigations

XDR products help reduce the time and complexity of security investigations. They can eliminate alert fatigue by automating the correlation and investigation of all security events from any source; accelerate investigations by automatically visualizing the root cause; or enable security analysts to respond to active threats and prevent future attacks with coordinated enforcement.

Improve the ROI of security investments

XDR products allow organizations to force-multiply security analysts by reducing the time and complexity of event triage, incident investigation, response and hunting. They aim to enhance return on security investments with automation between tools, rich data, threat intelligence and enforcement points, while strengthening prevention by applying intelligence gained through each detection and investigation.