Stellar Cyber, a provider of threat detection and response technology spanning multiple domains of enterprise infrastructure, has launched a capability for cloud environments to complement the endpoint and network dimensions already addressed by its Starlight platform. It calls it cloud detection and response (CDR), a term Omdia has championed for a while.
XDR covers endpoint, network, and cloud
The vendor refers to Starlight as an Open-XDR platform, adopting the parlance that Omdia coined in 2018, referring to a spectrum of detection and response technologies for endpoint (EDR), network (NDR), and other areas, eventually including cloud. NDR is sometimes referred to as network traffic analysis (NTA), but Omdia sees the latter as a subset of NDR, in that traffic analysis is necessary to detect threats, but NDR adds the critically important response capability that enables organizations to also mitigate threats. NTA was developed earlier for the purpose of network performance monitoring rather than as a security function. Indeed, a number of NTA vendors, such as Gigamon, Netscout, and ExtraHop, have expanded into NDR in recent years, to align with the direction of the security market and expand their target audience from network operations to security teams.