Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Platforms

Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Platforms Overview

What are Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Platforms?

Extended Detection and Response (XDR) platforms centralize and automate the analysis and remediation of security threats across an organization. XDR specializes in improved visibility and analytics across endpoints, cloud infrastructure, and on-premise networks. This makes XDR highly useful for simplifying management and enforcing consistent policies across hybrid environments.

XDR tools aggregates data from across the enterprise, utilizing the work that SIEMs have historically done. XDRs then leverage threat intelligence and AI-driven data analytics to automate responses to given threats across disparate systems. The greater focus on analytics lets XDR more proactively and automatically identity and respond to new and known threats. Many XDR platforms also employ thread hunting-- identifying and remediating threats before they are exploited by an attacker and an incident actually occurs.

XDR provides several benefits to organizations that deploy it. In particular, it centralizes and consolidates security systems and data into a single console for analyzing and responding to security threats. This is particularly valuable in hybrid environments, with a mix of on-premise and cloud-based security systems. XDR tools’ more advanced analytics can also lead to more accurate alerting, with fewer false positives that often overwhelm other security systems.

XDR is closely related to SIEM and SOAR products, with some key differences. XDR has a much more robust level of integration with other security systems compared to SIEM, which have traditionally been the security data aggregators of choice. XDR also has more direct connections to detection methods via direct tools or APIs. SOAR tools tend to be a step or two more removed from the data source than XDR, with an accompanying performance hit.


Extended Detection and Response can in many ways be considered an evolution of endpoint detection and response (EDR), itself a subset of endpoint security. Both are designed to change an organization’s security posture from legacy reactive stances to proactive activities like threat hunting.

The key distinction between the two is the difference in scope. EDR excels at centralizing data and determining next step actions related to endpoints specifically. XDR is broader than just endpoints. XDR also covers network security and cloud-based systems. XDR in many ways encompasses EDR. When choosing between the two, EDR can be considered best-in-breed for endpoint protection specifically, while XDR focuses on centralization and integrated security across an organization.

Extended Detection & Response Comparison

When comparing XDR platforms, consider these factors:

  • Automation: How much can be “set and forget” in terms of security policies and alert systems? The scope and quality of automation and ML modelling can drastically impact the value of a given XDR engine.

  • Alert Management: How easily can users manage what actions or data sets off an alert? What false positive rates do existing users normally experience? Reviewers will often highlight when a product is particularly good (or poor) at this function.

  • Reporting: How usable is the built-in reporting, and how easy are ad hoc reporting capabilities? Consider if and how users will need to report on alerts, incidents, response times, etc. to leadership or other stakeholders.

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Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Products

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Sophos Intercept X

Sophos Endpoint Protection (Sophos EPP) with Intercept X is an endpoint security product providing an antivirus / antimalware solution that when upgraded with Intercept X or Intercept X Advanced provides advanced threat detection and EDR capabilities.

Key Features

  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) (14)
  • Anti-Exploit Technology (14)
  • Centralized Management (14)
CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection

CrowdStrike Falcon

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Starting Price $6.99

CrowdStrike offers the Falcon Endpoint Protection suite, an antivirus and endpoint protection system emphasizing threat detection, machine learning malware detection, and signature free updating. Additionally the available Falcon Spotlight module delivers vulnerability assessment…

Key Features

  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) (21)
  • Centralized Management (21)
  • Infection Remediation (21)


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SentinelOne is endpoint security software, from the company of the same name with offices in North America and Israel, presenting a combined antivirus and EDR solution.

Trend Micro Vision One

The Trend Micro Vision One platform includes advanced XDR capabilities that collect and correlate deep activity data across multiple vectors – email, endpoints, servers, cloud workloads, and networks - to enable a level of detection and investigation that the vendor states is difficult…

Cisco SecureX (formerly Threat Response)

Cisco Threat Response automates integrations across select Cisco Security products and accelerates key security operations functions: detection, investigation, and remediation. Threat Response integrates threat intelligence from Cisco Talos and third-party sources, which adds context…

Fidelis Elevate XDR

Fidelis Elevate XDR automatically validates, correlates, and consolidates network detection alerts against every Fidelis managed endpoint in an environment. The vendor states users will minimize false positives and shift from clues to conclusions respond to the alerts that matter…

Exabeam Fusion

Exabeam headquartered in San Mateo, Exabeam Fusion, a SIEM + XDR. The vendor states the modular Exabeam platform allows analysts to collect unlimited log data, use behavioral analytics to detect attacks, and automate incident response. The Exabeam platform can be deployed on-premise…

Trend Micro Managed XDR

Trend Micro uses its native security stack to offer an integrated managed service across email, endpoints, servers, cloud workloads, and networks. Trend Micro’s managed detection and response service, Trend Micro Managed XDR, aims to drive improvements in security teams’ time-to-…


McAfee's MVISION XDR is a cloud-delivered SOC solution designed to present unified visibility and threat control and prevention across enterprise endpoints. The solution is powered by threat intelligence from MVISION Insights, and enables users to prioritize threats based on risk…

Red Piranha Crystal Eye XDR

Red Piranha in headquartered in Melbourne offers the Crystal Eye XDR, presented as a unified security platform that detects security incidents anywhere across a business and automatically responds to shut down the threat and minimise the impact to business.


FortiXDR is a cloud-native, cross-product detection and response solution that adds fully-automated incident identification, investigation, and remediation across that Security Fabric, from Fortinet. The vendor states users will gain broad and integrated security controls that cover…

Symantec XDR

Symantec XDR, from Broadcom is a solution to provide protection across all control points designed to enable cross-control-point visibility, correlated threat intelligence, and automated response so that security investigators can focus and act on only the most urgent threats.


TEHTRIS, headquartered in Pessac, offers their eponymous XDR platform, providing the XDR infrastructure to bring together several security solutions within a single platform, capable of detecting and responding to security incidents.


Confluera, an XDR platform from the company of the same name in Palo Alto, tracks and intercepts cyberattacks along its lifecycle in real-time, stitching together live events based on cause and effect instead of correlating past events after the breach.

Hunters XDR

The Hunters XDR platform, from Hunters.ai in Tel Aviv, is cloud-native open XDR ingests, retains and dynamically cross-correlates all security telemetry to accelerate investigations and foster confident response to incidents.


Capsule8 headquartered in New York provides attack protection for enterprise Linux -- whether containerized, virtualized, or bare metal. It is an EDR solution the vendor presents as performant and purpose built Linux detection that protects against threats, provides consistent visibility…

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Enterprise EDR (formerly Cb ThreatHunter)

VMware Carbon Black Enterprise EDR is an threat hunting and incident response solution delivering continuous visibility for top security operations centers (SOCs) and incident response (IR) teams. Enterprise EDR is delivered through the VMware Carbon Black Cloud, an endpoint protection…


ReaQta-Hive is an AI-powered Autonomous Detection & Response platform that leverages Dynamic Behavioral Analysis to identify and block advanced attacks, including zero day threats, in-memory malware and ransomware. Equipped with proprietary ​NanoOS™, ReaQta-Hive delivers visibility…

Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR (formerly Demisto)

Cortex XSOAR, formerly Demisto and now from Palo Alto Networks since it was acquired in March 2019, provides orchestration to enable security teams to ingest alerts across sources and execute standardized, automatable playbooks for accelerated incident response. Its playbooks are…

Taegis XDR (formerly Red Cloak TDR)

Managed security provider Secureworks launched Red Cloak Threat Detection & Response in 2019, to provide SaaS security analytics to help with forensic investigations, and provide another layer of security against threats missed by other endpoint security products. Taegis XDR (formerly…

Cynet 360

New York based Cynet offers their XDR platform Cynet 360, which monitors endpoints and networks, correlates and analyzes suspicious behavior, and provides automated remedial protection and manual remediation guidance to contain and eliminate cyber attackers.

Cybereason Defense Platform

Cybereason EDR consolidates intelligence about each attack into a Malop (malicious operation), a contextualized view of the full narrative of an attack. Each Malop organizes the relevant attack data into an easy-to-read, interactive graphical interface, providing a complete timeline,…

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between XDR and EDR?

XDR encompasses EDR by covering endpoints in addition to networks and cloud-based systems.

How does XDR work?

XDR takes in security data from other systems and its first-party tools and applies threat intelligence and analytics to determine how to respond to identified threats.

Why do I need XDR?

XDR is most necessary for organizations that have a portfolio of security infrastructure products that require centralization and automation to effectively manage.

Who uses XDR tools?

XDR tools are usually administered by SOC teams at larger organizations and enterprises.