XDR: A Modern Security Imperative

It’s time to leave disconnected security behind

In the cyber threat arms race, unified security using extended detection and response (XDR) technology is the strongest, most comprehensive way to keep your business safe.

The Cyber Threat Problem

The past few years have seen a meteoric rise in the number of network environments, users, and devices companies need to manage and protect. Each of them carries a unique set of risks and vulnerabilities that require specialized security solutions.

Unfortunately, if you or your MSP are using a fragmented collection of security products from multiple vendors, it’s virtually impossible to achieve the type of intelligent, integrated, and scalable protection today’s threat landscape demands.

This patchwork approach to security is not only outdated, but it’s but outmatched by the growing sophistication of modern cyberattacks and collective complexity of the many IT domains and threat vectors in play today.

Siloed security puts your business at risk. It forces security solutions to operate independently from one another, causing wasted time and resources, limiting visibility, and weakening threat detection and response efficacy. Luckily, there’s a better way to achieve comprehensive, end-to-end protection.

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Enter the XDR Realm

XDR is the solution you need. It consumes and correlates data from multiple security components for a more accurate and actionable picture of your complete security posture.

With XDR, you can minimize the challenges caused by visibility gaps, alert fatigue, and staffing challenges, while streamlining threat detection timelines and enabling fast, automated incident response actions.

It’s no wonder why so many businesses are ditching the world of disconnected security and shifting to the XDR realm. The result is a powerful, comprehensive cybersecurity offering capable of handling the advanced cyber threats of today — and tomorrow.

At Viperlink, we offer a full range of XDR cybersecurity capabilities to protect your business from whatever threats may come your way.

Understanding the difference between EDR, XDR, SIEM, and SOAR

EDR provides an organization with the ability to monitor computers, laptops, and servers for suspicious behavior and record every single activity and process running on the endpoint. It then correlates information to provide critical context to detect advanced threats and provides an automated response action such as isolating an infected endpoint from the network in near real time.

XDR is the evolution of EDR (endpoint detection, and response). While EDR
collects and correlates activities across multiple endpoints, XDR broadens the scope of detection beyond endpoints to provide detection, analytics, and response across
endpoints, networks, servers, Cloud, identities, SIEM, and much more.

This provides a unified, single pane of glass view across multiple tools and attack vectors. The improved visibility delivers contextualization of these threats to assist with cross-product detection and rapid remediation actions. XDR automatically collects and correlates data across multiple security vectors, facilitating faster threat
detection so that security analysts can respond quickly before the scope of the threat broadens.

When we talk about XDR, some people think that we are describing a security information & event management (SIEM) tool in a different way. But XDR and SIEM are two different things.

SIEM collects, aggregates, and analyzes large volumes of log and event data from almost any source across the enterprise and stores it for several use cases. SIEM tools, however, require a lot of fine-tuning and effort to implement. Security teams can also get overwhelmed by the sheer number of alerts that come from a SIEM, causing the SOC to ignore critical alerts.

The XDR platform aims to solve the challenges of the SIEM tool for effective detection and response to targeted attacks and includes behavior analysis, threat intelligence, behavior profiling, and analytics.

Security orchestration & automated response (SOAR) platforms are used by mature security operations teams to construct and run multi-stage playbooks that automate actions across an API-connected ecosystem of security solutions.

SOAR is complex, costly, and requires a highly mature SOC to implement and maintain partner integrations and playbooks. XDR is meant to be “SOAR-lite”: a simple, intuitive, zero-code solution that provides actionability from the XDR platform to connected security tools.