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WHAT IS Extended Detection and Response (XDR)?

BREAKING DOWN THE BASICS

BREAKING DOWN THE BASICS ABOUT XDR

Secure IT™ XDR has been designed to meet stringent Cyber Insurance requirements, allowing your firm to obtain the best available coverages. XDR provides optimized threat detection and response that spans security and business tools. Contrary to legacy SIEM approaches and most current security analytics platforms, our XDR platform is built across multiple security disciplines, unifying your security services to give our security analysts deep visibility, real-time detection, and superior correlation, investigation, and response.

What is XDR?

XDR, which stands for Extended Detection and Response, is a more advanced method of protecting against cyber-attacks. The concept of XDR involves gaining a deeper understanding of how attackers operate, allowing security teams to respond more promptly and efficiently to threats. XDR leverages various types of data to detect and respond to attacks, making it more effective than traditional methods. The idea was first introduced in 2018 by cybersecurity expert Nik Zuk, who believed XDR offered better visibility and combined both threat detection and response. XDR also employs data analytics and automation to increase efficiency and hasten response times. XDR is a robust solution that can help defend against complex cyber threats.

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Did you know?

%

of organizations in North America have been breached at least once in 2021?

What’s new with XDR?

XDR, or Extended Detection and Response, is a cutting-edge security solution that surpasses traditional methods like Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) and Endpoint detection. Unlike these older “point products,” which only provide a narrow and specific solution, XDR encompasses multiple security disciplines, offering a unified approach to security services and providing security analysts with deep visibility, real-time detection, and effective correlation, investigation, and response.

One of the main benefits of XDR is its ability to access raw data across an entire environment, instead of being limited to a single point. This allows XDR to accurately identify bad actors who may be using legitimate means to access a system. In contrast, point products are unable to access raw data and accurately identify these actors.

Additionally, XDR can detect and respond to threats in real-time, reducing the damage caused by an attack. XDR also gives security analysts greater visibility, allowing them to better understand the scope of the attack and take more effective measures to stop it.

XDR represents a major advancement in security solutions. It provides a more comprehensive and sophisticated approach to security, helping organizations better protect their systems and data from cyber threats.

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Did you know?

%

of all breaches involve credentials, whether they be stolen via social engineering or hacked using brute force?

Why the “X”?

The “X” in XDR stands for “Extended,” indicating that it encompasses multiple security layers, not just one device or area. As a result, XDR is able to gather and analyze data from numerous sources, giving it a comprehensive understanding of the environment. By creating a baseline of normal behavior using this data, XDR can detect any unusual or malicious activity. Furthermore, XDR not only detects threats but also contains and removes them and updates security policies to prevent similar breaches in the future. In conclusion, XDR is a sophisticated security solution that covers multiple security layers, detects and responds to threats, and constantly updates security policies to prevent future breaches.

How does it work?

XDR is a comprehensive security solution that collects information from various sources including email, endpoints, servers, cloud, and networks. This complete view of potential threats allows XDR to effectively analyze, prioritize, and take action to prevent security breaches and data loss. XDR is equipped to detect advanced threats and respond to them promptly, effectively safeguarding an organization’s critical data and systems.

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Is XDR a better option than Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)? 

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a security solution that focuses on protecting individual devices such as user endpoints, servers, and other network devices. XDR builds on the capabilities of EDR by offering advanced detection and protection across your organization. Compared to EDR, XDR is more effective at detecting malicious activity and has a broader view of all your systems and infrastructure, rather than just on a single device. As a result, XDR is a more comprehensive and sophisticated security solution that provides enhanced protection for devices and systems.

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Did you know?

%

of data breaches occur due to vulnerabilities at the network perimeter?

How do you get started with XDR?

Working with a local Managed Service Provider (MSP) is a smart approach when searching for an XDR solution for your business. An MSP can assist you in finding the ideal solution that aligns with your unique needs and objectives. If your MSP does not offer XDR solutions, it is worth inquiring about the reason. To make an informed decision, it’s also essential to conduct your own research and seek the advice of industry peers to gather knowledge about available security options and what would best suit your organization.

Why do you need it? The benefits of XDR.

XDR is an essential tool for any organization looking to protect itself from cyber threats. In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, it’s imperative to have a comprehensive security solution that can keep pace with the ever-increasing complexity of cyber-attacks. XDR goes beyond traditional endpoint security solutions, providing greater visibility and understanding of potential threats, faster response times, and improved automation, which saves organizations both time and resources.

By leveraging advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence, XDR can quickly detect even the most sophisticated cyber threats, alerting security teams in real-time and minimizing the impact of an attack. The ability to see a full, 360-degree view of your environment is crucial in identifying threats that may appear to be coming from a legitimate source. XDR’s superior threat correlation and investigation capabilities ensure that the root cause of an attack is quickly and accurately identified, reducing the time to resolution and minimizing the damage caused.

Furthermore, XDR’s integration with other security solutions helps organizations to streamline their security operations, reducing the workload of security teams, and increasing their efficiency. This translates into a lower total cost of ownership, as organizations do not need to invest in multiple point solutions to address specific security challenges.

In conclusion, XDR provides organizations with a powerful, unified security solution that helps protect against cyber threats, improve operational efficiency, and reduce the total cost of ownership. By working with a managed service provider (MSP), organizations can find the best XDR solution to meet their specific needs, ensuring that their systems and data are protected, now and in the future.

Is there more than one XDR solution?

Yes, various types of XDR solutions exist in the market. The standard XDR offering includes optimized threat detection and response, with a comprehensive managed detection and response (MDR) solution and access to a 24/7 Global Intelligence Response Center. On the other hand, the advanced XDR version incorporates all the features of the standard version, and goes further by adding advanced features such as artificial intelligence-based endpoint detection and response, as well as vulnerability detection and response, to provide constant protection for every aspect of an organization’s infrastructure.

Burning Stats

Did you know?

%

of businesses suffered a cyber attack, with the majority being caused by unpatched vulnerabilities?

Why should MSPs offer XDR?

MSPs should offer XDR solutions to their customers due to the numerous benefits it provides. XDR solutions can aid in threat hunting, alert triaging, comprehensive investigations, and automated analysis of threats and malicious actors. Failure to offer XDR solutions may render MSPs less competitive in the market.

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Did you know?

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of businesses that suffered a significant disruption to their operations did not recover?

What are the benefits of managed XDR?

XDR helps to maintain the security of your business by continuously monitoring for potential threats. It can swiftly identify and address issues and safeguard your company’s data. This is achieved by examining all facets of your network, including endpoints, servers, and cloud workloads. This assists security teams in prioritizing and responding to threats more efficiently and can even automate parts of the response process to make it quicker. Furthermore, XDR can aid your business in remaining compliant and making informed decisions by providing a comprehensive understanding of your organization’s risks. XDR offers a more advanced level of protection compared to conventional security solutions.

What makes Jolera’s Secure IT™ Extended Detection and Response (XDR) different?

Elevate your security game with Jolera’s Secure IT™ XDR! Our solution stands out from the crowd with its advanced telemetry and data analysis capabilities, spanning multiple layers of protection. Say goodbye to blind spots and hello to complete visibility with our state-of-the-art detection services that provide you with a baseline of normal behavior in your environment. But that’s not all, when threats are detected, our XDR solution doesn’t just contain and remove them, it also proactively updates security policies to ensure that similar breaches never happen again. With Jolera’s Secure IT™ XDR, you’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing that your security team has the highest level of awareness and the ability to dramatically reduce the severity and scope of any future attacks.

With Jolera’s Secure IT™ XDR, you’re in control of your security strategy. We understand that every organization is unique, which is why we offer flexible plans that allow you to pick the right solution for your specific needs. Our plans are designed to be scalable, so you can start with the basic coverage and add on as your security requirements change and grow. Whether you’re a small business just starting out or a large enterprise, we’ve got you covered. With Jolera’s Secure IT™ XDR, you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your security strategy is tailored to your specific needs.

SECURE IT™ XDR

STANDARD

Fully managed and built with industry-leading security products, services, and threat intelligence feeds to ensure environments are protected and secured. Included with tier is a free retainer to our CIR service.

SECURE IT™ XDR

ADVANCED

Includes our Standard tier plus AI-based Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Vulnerability Detection and Response (VDR) for continuous protection of your infrastructure elements.

Upgrade your security strategy with the best in the business – choose Jolera’s Secure IT™ XDR today!

Conclusion

In conclusion, XDR is a crucial component of modern cybersecurity strategies. With this article, we aim to explain the 10 most common questions about XDR. With it, organizations can gain a deeper understanding of the technology and its benefits. With its ability to provide complete visibility, detect threats, and respond proactively, XDR is a powerful tool for reducing cyber-attack risks and improving security. By considering XDR as part of their cybersecurity strategy, organizations can stay ahead of the curve and ensure the protection of their assets and data.

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