The terms EDR, XDR, NDR and MDR have been an integral part of cyber security for several years. But what is behind these terms? What technology is used? The expert knowledge on B2B cyber security illuminates this topic with the core questions and provides the appropriate answers with specialist articles.
The development of new technologies is particularly important in cyber security. Ultimately, manufacturers of protection solutions must always stay one step ahead of cyber attackers. In recent years, the EDR, XDR, NDR and MDR technologies have become an integral part of many security products or are available as a bookable module for the classic detection of malware and other attack techniques.
Since the technical overview can only answer limited questions for companies, we have linked further articles on our website as expert knowledge. This is what the technical abbreviations mean:
EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response)
is a technology used on endpoints such as computers, laptops and mobile devices to detect anomalies and threats. EDR solutions collect and analyze data from endpoints to identify suspicious activity. When suspicious activity is detected, the EDR solution can issue an alert or trigger a response.
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XDR (Extended Detection and Response)
is an extension of EDR. XDR solutions collect and analyze data not only from endpoints but also from other sources such as network devices, cloud environments and SIEM systems. This enables XDR solutions to gain a more comprehensive view of the threat landscape and detect threats faster and more accurately.
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NDR (Network Detection and Response)
is a technology used in the network to detect anomalies and threats. NDR solutions collect and analyze data from the network to identify suspicious activity. NDR solutions can detect threats such as lateral movement, botnet activity and malware infections.
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MDR (Managed Detection and Response)
is a service offered directly by a manufacturer or by a third party. MDR providers collect and analyze data from endpoints and other sources and respond to threats. MDR providers offer companies a way to improve their cybersecurity without having to hire experts who really understand EDR or XDR solutions.
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Which technology is right for a company?
Which technology is best for a company depends on the company's individual needs. Factors that should be considered when selecting a technology include:
- The size of the company
- The number of endpoints
- The company's budget
- The company's cybersecurity capabilities
Many technologies are already in existing protection products
The largest providers of protection solutions for companies have actually been offering the classic EDR – Endpoint Detection and Response in their endpoint protection products for some time. It greatly improves the classic detection performance of malware and other cyberattacks, as EDR uses additional protection technologies even after an initial false detection of an attack and can therefore stop attacks even after further steps.
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