What is Open XDR?
Open XDR is a unified, AI-powered approach to detection and response, that collects and correlates all existing security tools, to protect the entire enterprise attack surface effectively and efficiently. Open XDR is Everything Detection and Response, more than eXtended Detection and Response, because it must defend against all threats across the entire attack surface. The only way to do this is by integrating with existing security tools.
Architecturally, Open XDR is about unifying and simplifying the entire Security Stack for the purpose of radically improving detection and response. At any given enterprise, a Security Stack will consist of numerous capabilities like SIEM, EDR, NDR, SOAR and more. These capabilities were never designed to work with each other, and teams spend too much time managing multiple tools, which is what leads to the problems of today – too many tools, not enough people, not right data. That’s where Open XDR comes in –
unify all capabilities together, correlate alerts from individual tools into a holistic incident, simplify by reducing administrative overhead. AI and automation comes in as the only technically feasible way of protecting the entire attack surface effectively and efficiently, which is why it is a key architectural attribute of Open XDR.
The outcome of Open XDR is protecting your enterprise from threats from a single platform versus multiple tools that have weak or non-existent connections band-aiding it all together. And the ultimate outcome of Open XDR is radically improved detection and response at a price enterprise’s can afford.
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Value of Open XDR
Unification of the Security Stack, with AI powered detection and response, translates a faster, better approach to security operations.
No Vendor Lock-in
Open XDR leverages existing security tools, not forcing you to migrate your Security Stack to a single vendor's firewalls, SOAR, EDR, etc.
Simplification and consolidation of security products reduce the number of licenses, tool training and overall capital required to run a security operations program.
Stellar Cyber's Approach To Open XDR
While integrating with your existing security tools as part of our open platform, Stellar Cyber’s Open XDR Platform also packages together multiple capabilities, all built on core technology that enables the outcome of Open XDR – radically improved detection and response at a price enterprise’s can afford. In our view, it’s not enough for Open XDR to be “eXtended”, that is a marginal improvement over status quo, and today’s security environment demands something dramatically different, which is why we believe Open XDR is Everything Detection and Response.
From a technology standpoint, we believe the right approach to XDR is Open-first, partially-Native. If an Open XDR platform is only a “correlation layer” on top of existing tools including a SIEM, that does not deliver a unified experience and does not simplify the Security Stack. Conversely, a Native-only XDR platform requires an enterprise to move their entire infrastructure to one vendor. The Open-first, partially-Native approach to XDR is core to our Open XDR platform. The Stellar Cyber Open XDR Platform works with whatever you have already, gives you better visibility where you don’t yet have it, and helps you consolidate multiple capabilities under one platform if you choose to do so.