Little in the modern IT world lends itself to manual or siloed management, and this is doubly true in the security realm. The scale of modern enterprise computing and modern application stack architecture requires security tools that can bring visibility into the security posture of modern IT components and integrate tightly to bring real-time threat detection, possibly even automating aspects of threat mitigation. This need has given rise to extended detection and response (XDR) tools.
What is XDR and what does it do?
XDR is a relatively new class of security tool that combines and builds on the strongest elements of security incident and event management (SIEM), endpoint detection and response (EDR), and even security orchestration and response (SOAR). In fact, some XDR platforms listed here are the fusion of existing tools the vendor has offered for some time.