XDR and the buzz around it!

Tanya
2 min readMar 16, 2021

If we google about the buzzwords in the cybersecurity domain for 2021, we often find the term ‘XDR’ in it. While compared to other buzzwords, it is fairly new and less known amongst the public. So what it exactly is and why is it creating a buzz in the market?

XDR stands for Extended Detection and Response. XDR is applied for error detection and response but it goes beyond the measures taken during traditional approaches.

Usage:

  • Identify hidden threats
  • Track them across multiple components
  • Improve detection and response speed
  • Investigate threats more efficiently

How is XDR different?

The main point that makes XDR different is that it tracks, analyzes, and correlates the data from multiple sources, thus making the technology more effective.

How XDR is different from other technology?

XDR makes the detection and response more efficient but still, the complex technologies bring in some problems associated with them. Some of the major problems with the XDR technology are:

  • The huge volume of alerts that might lead to ignorance by users
  • The more time-consuming and complex procedure
  • Requires expertise
  • Technology-oriented

So, XDR has the upper hand over traditional technologies of Detection and Response and certainly proves the capability of creating all the buzz, but is it for the business? Or the buzz is going to come to an end super soon? It will be interesting to see what happens!

Till then, happy learning!

This article is part of the daily challenge in GeekWeek: Local Day 2. This is the starting point for me in this tech blogging journey. More content to come soon.

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Tanya

Cyber Security Student | Reader | Book Reviewer