How the right XDR can be game-changing for lean security teams

Extended Detection and Response (XDR) is poised to be the future of cybersecurity, merging security technologies with the evolving approach to the way we do cybersecurity. And while many companies are scrambling to integrate XDR into their cybersecurity strategies, even more are trying to figure out what XDR really is and if it’s even the right solution for their business.

But there are some organizations that are lost in the debate, wondering if they have a place in this new cybersecurity frontier: organizations with lean security teams and limited resources.

Luckily, Cynet, a cybersecurity company, is partnering with the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) to host an upcoming webinar exploring how choosing the right XDR can impact lean enterprise security teams [register here]. During the webinar, Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst at ESG, and George Tubin, Director of Product Strategy at Cynet will cover:

  • The unique cybersecurity challenges of lean security teams
  • Why XDR solutions for organizations with large security teams can exacerbate these challenges
  • How Cynet 360 AutoXDR™ is purpose-built to improve and simplify cybersecurity for lean security teams with limited budgets, people and skills

What is XDR?

XDR is an emerging technology that many cybersecurity experts believe will improve detection and response capabilities by increasing visibility and reach throughout an organization’s environment.

XDR is a platform that can either provide multiple detection technologies or pull data from different security technologies that an organization owns and correlates the data to provide a complete picture of an attack or threat in an environment. Some of these data sources include endpoint detection and response (EDR), cloud security, network analytics, and email security. It is designed to dramatically increase the efficiency of a Security Operations Center (SOC) and improve accuracy.

This is an excellent solution for organizations that have a wealth of security technology tools and want to optimize those investments. However, some organizations are already finding that XDR solutions force them to purchase more technologies on top of their existing security suite.

While many companies are willing to pay the price to gain more visibility and unify their data into a single source, not every company has the resources to purchase a variety of security technologies upfront.

Can lightweight security teams use XDR?

It’s widely believed that XDR is only a viable solution for enterprise teams because they have cumbersome security stacks in dire need of consolidation. Smaller organizations and lean security teams lack the budget, time, and staff to acquire and manage a large security stack.

In addition, these smaller organizations often have different security requirements than enterprise organizations and face unique challenges. In some cases, XDR can complicate rather than improve the operation of a lean security team. As a result, many security leaders in these organizations are not exploring XDR as a potential solution to their security needs.

However, some cybersecurity experts flip the narrative and point out that the right XDR can actually be a game-changer for security teams with limited resources.

A webinar for lean security teams

Beginning May 5, 2022, cybersecurity experts from Enterprise Strategy Group and Cynet will begin their webinar series discussing how XDR can be the right solution for organizations with resource-constrained security teams.

To learn more about the webinar and register, click here.

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