How Is MDR Different from XDR?
Both MDR and XDR provide endpoint security beyond traditional scanning of incoming content to continuously monitor endpoints for indicators of compromise (IOCs). Both MDR and XDR proactively mobilize defenses to neutralize identified threats and push alerts to SOC team members for further investigation.
However, MDR is an outsourced security service that transfers the responsibility of network security to a team of experts that specialize in threat detection and response, while XDR does not. In the XDR model, responsibility for management lies squarely on the organization implementing the XDR solution.
The other key difference is that XDR programs benefit from the advanced capabilities of XDR’s approach to extending security. More specifically, XDR includes the ability to correlate security telemetry data across the network and can deploy a cohesive real-time response to identified threats across the entire network topography.
What’s Better: MDR or XDR?
Companies of all sizes must now contend with a growing number of devices, each one representing a new addition to their attack surfaces. And they must do so while balancing skill gaps and resources shortages, all while hoping they don’t end up in an adversary’s crosshairs. This is challenging enough for larger organizations, but for small and mid-sized businesses, it verges on impossible.
As a human-centric subscription-based 24x7x365 Managed XDR service, CylanceGUARD® provides the expertise and support businesses need. CylanceGUARD combines the comprehensive expertise embodied by BlackBerry Cybersecurity Services with AI-based Endpoint Protection (EPP) through CylancePROTECT®, continuous authentication and analytics through CylancePERSONA™, and on-device threat detection and remediation through CylanceOPTICS®. In short, it provides businesses with everything they need to contend with a modern threat landscape—no matter what that landscape throws at them.