Fortinet FortiXDR Extended Detection and Response
Fully Automated Threat Detection, Investigation, and Response
XDR, or Extended Detection and Response, is a natural step in the evolution of EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response). Think of it as an approach that unifies information from multiple security products. It then automates and accelerates threat detection, investigation, and response in ways that isolated point solutions cannot. Fortinet has several products that can implement this new capability. The FG-40F,FG-60F, or FG-80F paired with FortiEDR or FortiClient would do nicely. But that’s to say nothing of the capabilities of the new Fortinet FortiXDR.
So what is XDR (Extended Detection and Response)?
XDR takes a much broader approach. It provides visibility across all an organization’s endpoints, as well as the network, and the cloud. Typically, it analyzes the collected data. Then, it acts upon threats. Subsequently, it sends unified alerts and action items to security analysts. So, it’s holistic, in other words. Fortinet FortiXDR does a lot, and it involves multiple technologies. But it’s important to note that XDR isn’t necessarily a replacement for EDR, SIEM, SOAR, or anything else. Especially if you already have several layers of defense in place, and only need to tweak your defense posture. Or, if your organization just isn’t large enough to justify a full-on XDR set-up.
What’s the advantage of Fortinet FortiXDR, then?
In a word, consolidation. There are organizations that prefer the simplicity of a single security vendor to the “tool overload” that many security professionals complain about. After all, as effective as EDR is, truly efficient operation of EDR requires a highly skilled security staff. This is practically out of reach for most organizations.
What makes FortiXDR special?
FortiXDR offers broad, integrated security controls that cover the entire digital attack surface. And, since incident detection and response is fully automated, there isn’t the need for skilled security staff on hand. The nice thing is, you can predefine the appropriate steps to be taken based on classification, individual/group, and other considerations. And you can do it in a granular way. Plus, you can trust FortiXDR to detect and react with a high degree of confidence. If you would like to learn more about FortiXDR, please email us, or call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458.
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