Extended Detection and Response (XDR) refers to converting tools and data that provide advanced visibility, analysis, and response across networks, clouds, applications, and endpoints. XDR can also be referred to as a more sophisticated and advanced evolution of  Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) #security

Where threats are removed from endpoints and workloads refer to EDR whereas XDR is where these capabilities are extended more than the endpoints i-e across multiple security control points (including email, network, servers, and cloud). so that threats can be detected faster using #data collected across realms. 

Advantages of XDR : 

Visibility: XDR can correspondingly detect various environments and provide factors behind threats and attacks, which allows security analysts to visualize powerfully. In this way, security teams have a deep insight into how an attack can take place against an organization and how it progresses in the kill chain. 

Advanced Detection: The tools of XDR collect and proceed with a mass of signals from beyond an organization’s technology assets and use advanced analytics, AI, and machine learning to detect advanced and modern cyberattacks. 

Extended Detection and Response (XDR) is the development of security incident detection,  investigation, and response. But what impact will XDR have on the future of modern SOCs?  

How does XDR work in Modern security? 

Essentially a combination of tools and data, XDR plays a major role in terms of enterprise security capabilities. This access allows us to detect legitimate malicious actors. We use software to gain access to systems. By performing automated analysis and correlation of activity data, security teams can more effectively contain threats. For example, it can be extended to include network detection, lateral movement, strange connections, beacons,  exfiltration, and delivery of evil artifacts. 

Finally, XDR responds to threats to contain and eliminate them, but XDR’s superior data collection and integration with the environment allows it to respond more effectively to affected assets. A true XDR platform provides the universal visibility and context security analysts need to respond to threats in a targeted and effective manner. This coordinated response helps contain the threat itself and the impact of the response on systems, such as reducing downtime of critical servers. 

Impact of XDR on modern SOC  

Organizations see XDR as a path to improved security  efficiency: 

Threat detection and response goals include improved detection of advanced threats, increased automation tasks, and improved mean time to respond (MTTR) to threats. Organizations see  XDR as a possible way to help detect, identify, and understand complex attacks across the kill chain. 

Data acquisition is a big challenge for most people:

Cybersecurity analysis and operations depend on security collection, processing, analysis, and response. 

#cybersecurity analysis and operations rely on the collection, processing, analysis, and response of security data. To handle the volume, velocity, and variety of security data, XDR technology must be underpinned by a modern data pipeline that can ingest and process security data at scale across hybrid IT. 

An XDR includes an accompanying MDR service:

Managed Detection and Response Services (MDR) are becoming a key component of modern security programs. More than half of organizations believe that an MDR provider is better at threat detection and response than doing it alone. 

So now we can conclude as in; XDR is a powerful security strategy, but to maximize its benefits it is important to choose a solution that takes full advantage of its capabilities. Keep the  following issues in mind when choosing a platform:  

Lack of integration: XDR is only effective if it is fully integrated into the IT environment.