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Expert knowledge: EDR, XDR, NDR and MDR

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.

Longer technical explanation of EDR

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a security solution that monitors a company's endpoints and analyzes them for suspicious activity. EDR solutions collect and store data from various sources, including file system changes, process activity, network traffic, and user activity. This data is then examined for potential threats using machine learning and other analysis techniques.

EDR solutions offer a number of advantages over traditional security solutions such as antivirus software and firewalls. EDR solutions provide a more comprehensive view of endpoint security because they collect data from multiple sources. This allows them to detect more complex threats that may not be detected by traditional security solutions. Additionally, EDR solutions offer a range of automated response capabilities that enable security teams to respond to threats quickly and effectively.

EDR solutions are increasingly becoming an important part of companies' cybersecurity strategy. They provide an effective way to improve endpoint security and accelerate threat 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.

Longer technical explanation of XDR

Extended Detection and Response (XDR) is a new approach to cybersecurity that combines the benefits of EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) with those of SIEM (Security Information and Event Management). XDR solutions collect data from various sources including endpoints, networks, cloud workloads and applications. This data is then examined for potential threats using machine learning and other analysis techniques.

XDR solutions offer a number of advantages over traditional security solutions. They provide a more comprehensive view of the security of the entire company infrastructure as they collect data from various sources. This allows them to detect more complex threats that may not be detected by traditional security solutions. Additionally, XDR solutions offer a range of automated response capabilities that enable security teams to respond to threats quickly and effectively.

XDR solutions are increasingly becoming an important part of companies' cybersecurity strategy. They provide an effective way to improve the security of the entire corporate infrastructure and accelerate response to threats.

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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.

Longer technical explanation from NDR

Network Detection and Response (NDR) is a security solution that monitors a company's network infrastructure and analyzes it for suspicious activity. NDR solutions collect and store data from various sources, including network traffic, DNS lookups, web logs and email messages. This data is then examined for potential threats using machine learning and other analysis techniques.

NDR solutions offer a number of advantages over traditional security solutions, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems (IDS). NDR solutions provide a more comprehensive view of network security by collecting data from multiple sources. This allows them to detect more complex threats that may not be detected by traditional security solutions. Additionally, NDR solutions offer a range of automated response capabilities that enable security teams to respond to threats quickly and effectively.

NDR solutions are increasingly becoming an important part of companies' cybersecurity strategy. They provide an effective way to improve network security and speed response to threats.

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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.

Longer technical explanation of MDR

MDR stands for Managed detection and response. It is a service that helps companies improve their cybersecurity. MDR providers monitor the customer's IT infrastructure and respond to threats.

MDR providers use a range of tools and techniques to detect and combat threats. This includes:

  • Network traffic monitoring: MDR providers monitor customer network traffic for suspicious activity.
  • Endpoint monitoring: MDR providers monitor customer endpoints for malware and other threats.
  • Application monitoring: MDR providers monitor customer applications for security vulnerabilities and other threats.

When MDR providers detect a threat, they respond immediately. This includes:

  • Customer warning: MDR providers warn the customer about the threat.
  • Threat Analysis: MDR providers analyze the threat to understand the impact.
  • Elimination of the threat: MDR providers eliminate the threat to restore security.

MDR services offer a number of advantages over self-managing cybersecurity. This includes:

  • expert: MDR providers have the expertise and experience to detect and combat threats quickly and effectively.
  • 24/7 monitoring: MDR providers monitor the customer's IT infrastructure XNUMX/XNUMX to detect threats immediately.
  • Automated response: MDR providers can automatically remediate threats without the need for human intervention.

MDR services can help companies improve their cybersecurity and reduce cybersecurity costs.

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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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