ESG Brief: The Demise of EDR?


As a top investment priority for security organizations, detection and response programs are entering a significant transition as attack surface expansion and threat complexity drive the need for more comprehensive visibility, detection, and response. The extended detection and response (XDR) movement has spawned a plethora of new solution offerings capable of detecting advanced threats by aggregating, correlating, and analyzing telemetry from endpoints, networks, the cloud, and identities together with a new level of more extensive threat intelligence. What impact – if any – do IT and cybersecurity teams anticipate XDR having on their current endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions?

Topics: Cybersecurity XDR

ESG Research Report: The Impact of XDR in the Modern SOC


Threat detection and response is a core component of modern security programs, driving investment in tools to improve visibility, efficacy, and efficiency. As organizations commit to and extend EDR, NDR, or other security analytics solutions in support of broad threat detection and response programs, new opportunities arise for XDR. Organizations can increase business agility when threats are better understood and controlled. Rapidly and effectively correlating alerts across multiple threat vectors leads to increased threat visibility, more rapid and automated response and mitigation, and a reduced dependence on highly skilled security analysts.

Topics: Cybersecurity MDR XDR