By Bharat Mistry
Endpoint detection and response (EDR) plays a crucial role in any enterprise IT security posture. But increasingly organisations need more than EDR. That’s why Trend Micro developed its XDR platform.
So it was fantastic to see our strategy recognised recently after Forrester named Trend Micro a “leader” in its latest report, Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Detection and Response, Q1 2020.
Beyond the endpoint
When done well, EDR helps teams spot and block threats early on, before they have a chance to compromise key systems and data. This is vital in a world in which we detected and blocked over 52 billion threats in 2019 alone. Not only are these growing in volume, they’re growing in variety, stretching already under-staffed security teams to the limit.
XDR was designed to empower these teams to hit back. Unlike traditional EDR it goes beyond the endpoint to also collect and analyse data from email, servers, cloud workloads, and networks. This provides more context for teams which, when combined with the tool’s built-in AI capabilities and expert security analytics, helps them to find and contain threats more easily.
Ultimately, this means fewer, higher fidelity alerts, to maximise your organisation’s limited resources and keep threats at bay. Given the current environment, where security staff may be off sick or tied up on other projects, it’s more important than ever.
What Forrester said
Trend Micro received the highest possible score in six areas: endpoint telemetry; security analytics; product vision; performance; enterprise clients [in market presence category]; and product line revenue. The analyst noted:
“Trend Micro has a forward-thinking approach and is an excellent choice for organizations wanting to centralize reporting and detection with XDR but have less capacity for proactively performing threat hunting.”
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