As is often true with new security concepts, vendors are quickly adopting the new terminology to showcase their products’ capabilities. This is where things get confusing and tricky. Some vendors are using XDR (Extended Detection & Response) as a marketing strategy for their existing EDR (Endpoint Detection & Response) or NDR (Network Detection & Response) products, others are launching new products or just rebranding existing products explicitly as “XDR”. Some vendors have built both EDR and NDR, others sell one and partner for the other — yet both approaches claim to be XDR. With the same term being used in multiple ways it can be hard for buyers to understand what XDR actually requires and the security outcomes that should be achieved by it.
So, we want to cut through the noise and provide some clarity on XDR:
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