Palo Alto Cortex – Extended Detection and Response

Palo Alto Cortex

Palo Alto Cortex XDR is the world’s first extended detection and response platform that gathers and integrates all security data to stop sophisticated attacks. It unifies prevention, detection, investigation, and response in one platform. And it is either cloud-based, or on-prem, based on your preference.

And, Palo Alto Cortex XDR received the highest combined detection and protection scores in the MITRE ATT&CK® round 3 evaluation.

The thing is, Threat detection often requires analysts to divide their attention among many different data streams. Cortex brings that vast amount of data together. This allows analysis to happen from a single location.

What do real people say about Cortex?

In addition to being user-friendly, the ability to kind of stitch everything together and see the actual complete picture is very useful. It’s like having a real-time playbook. It’s truly a forensics analysis of what happens on particular endpoints when malicious behavior is detected, and what led up to the incident and caused it.

Another popular feature is that Cortex can automatically correlate events and logs. This is very helpful for an IT administrator. It’s nice not to have to do that manually.

Features and benefits of Palo Alto Cortex XDR

Laser-accurate detection: Cortex XDR uses machine learning to profile behavior and detect anomalies indicative of attack. Analytics lets you spot adversaries attempting to blend in with legitimate users.

Lightning-fast investigation and response: Cortex investigates threats quickly by getting a complete picture of each attack. It includes alerts, artifacts and MITRE tactics with incident management.View the root cause of any alert with a single click and swiftly stop attacks across your environment.

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EEP (Excellent Endpoint Protection!): Block advanced malware, exploits and fileless attacks. The lightweight Cortex agent stops threats with Behavioral Threat Protection, AI and cloud-based analysis.

Attacks can use any port, rendering traditional prevention mechanisms ineffective. So another important feature of the VM-Series is that it allows native integration with their cloud-delivered subscription services such as Threat Prevention, DNS Security, and WildFire®. This will apply application-specific policies that block exploits, prevent malware, and stop unknown threats in their tracks.

How cool is this?

Cortex automatically reveals the root cause, reputation, and sequence of events for each alert, lowering the experience level needed to verify an attack. By consolidating alerts into incidents, Cortex XDR slashes the number of individual alerts to review. This alleviates alert fatigue. Each incident provides a complete picture of an attack, with key artifacts and integrated threat intelligence details, accelerating investigations.

Corporate Armor has partnered with Palo Alto for years, and we would love to recommend Palo Alto Cortex for your business. It’s tough to go wrong with any Palo Alto security solution, and Cortex is no exception. Why not email us or call 877-449-0458 and let us give you a very quick, VERY competitive quote? Thanks for reading!

Palo Alto Cortex XDR magic tricks

AI-driven local analysis and behavior-based protection
Broadens the scope of threat hunting across your entire environment
Investigates threats quickly by getting a complete picture of each attack
Finds hidden threats like insider abuse, credential attacks, malware and exfiltration

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