Managed Extended Detection and Response enhances and optimizes threat detection, investigation, response, and hunting across a business's IT ecosystem.

FREMONT, CA: Managed Extended Detection and Response (Managed XDR) refers to the application of a framework for managed services to XDR. It enhances and optimizes threat detection, investigation, response, and hunting across the whole IT ecosystem of an organization.

Through Managed XDR, organizations receive the required help and experience to address skill gaps and develop a mature security program. And with 24/7 monitoring and mitigation by cybersecurity professionals, Managed XDR simultaneously protects IT assets from intrusions and eliminates a significant portion of the issues associated with contemporary cybersecurity.

The principal advantages of Managed XDR are—telemetry that is holistic beyond the endpoints, continuous monitoring of an organization's whole IT infrastructure, intelligent cyber threat intelligence (CTI), reduced total ownership cost, and prioritization of cybersecurity warnings and notifications with greater efficiency.

According to a report by the Information Systems Security Association and Enterprise Strategy Group ESG, the lack of cybersecurity professionals has not yet improved. Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is therefore insufficient when the number and sophistication of threat actors increase. Nevertheless, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) lack the resources and knowledge to build a mature cybersecurity program.

Businesses should consult a Managed XDR provider instead of managing XDR independently. Managed XDR provides companies with a team of cybersecurity professionals. With these resources, they may create and implement a mature and effective cybersecurity program at a significantly reduced cost. Managed XDR also assists in resolving common issues in security operations centers (SOCs), such as alert fatigue, lack of visibility, and complex SIEM system configuration.

Managed XDR combines the essential characteristics of XDR with—support from knowledgeable analysts and security experts, 24/7 for 365 days of monitoring, AI-driven endpoint security, continuous threat hunting and detection, incident or event management and response, notification management, compliance management, preapproved and individualized

analyst interactions, and interventions, outstanding orchestration, personalized response playbooks, triage, and filtration techniques, and organized and context-sensitive telemetry.

There are two critical applications for Managed XDR:

Adding to Existing Security Teams: Most security teams, tiny and medium-sized enterprises (SMBs), are underfunded and overworked. They may be able to install XDR but lack the necessary resources to do it effectively. For these teams, Managed XDR functions as an extension of their SOC, giving them the additional support they need to prioritize strategic business initiatives.

Protecting a Business Without Cybersecurity Specialists: Numerous organizations lack a SOC or even dedicated security professional. Traditionally, this meant that the IT department was responsible for cybersecurity. Regarding XDR, this is, at best, unworkable, dangerous, and potentially disastrous. By utilizing Managed XDR, organizations gain access to a dependable security team equipped with the tools and knowledge to combat cyber threats and cyberattacks such as ransomware and malware.