How to Make Sense of XDR

Extended detection and response is far more than a buzzword.
Learn what it means for your security operations center (SOC).

XDR (extended detection and response) has become a hot topic among CISOs and other security professionals. But the term itself can be confusing. Nearly half of IT professionals (45%) report that there is no clear, standard industry definition of XDR.

It’s not hard to imagine why. When trying to learn about XDR, 51% look to technology vendors for help. But too many technology providers limit their definitions of XDR in ways that match the limits of their own offerings. This article, however, places no such limits on our definition. Read on to understand what XDR is, how it can benefit you, how you can avoid common pitfalls, and more.