According to the report, “The simplicity of XDR to detect common threats reduces the need for internal skill sets and could reduce the staff needed to operate a more complex solution, such as security information and event management (SIEM). XDR can also help reduce the time and complexity associated with security operations tasks through a single centralized investigation and response system.”
In addition, the report discusses drivers for XDR platforms:
- “XDR platforms appeal to organizations with modest maturity needs due to the detection logic, mostly vendor-provided, that generally requires less customization and maintenance.:
- “XDRs appeal to organizations looking for improved visibility across the security stack, as well as those looking to lower the administration requirements of more complex incident response (IR) solutions.”
- “Midsize organizations that struggle to correlate and respond to alerts generated from disparate security controls appreciate the productivity gain from centralized XDR interfaces. Staff with the required skills to maintain and operate an extensible detection stack are hard to recruit and retrain.”
Among the user recommendations offered by XDR analysts Eric Ahlm, Thomas Lintemuth, and Franz Hinner was that midsized enterprises should “favor security products that provide APIs for information sharing, and that allow automated actions to be sent from an XDR solution,” which dovetails perfectly with Stellar Cyber’s Open XDR product philosophy.
“Since we debuted our groundbreaking Open XDR Platform five years ago, it has become a favorite for MSSPs and enterprises,” said Steve Garrison, SVP of Marketing at Stellar Cyber. “Our AI-driven detection and response and our intuitive, unified dashboard uniquely enable comprehensive visibility and protection for them while leveraging their existing assets.”
Gartner, Hype Cycle for Midsize Enterprises, 2023, By Mike Cisek, Albert Gauthier, Published 17 July 2023
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