Fully-Automated Incident Detection, Investigation, and Remediation

XDR Defined and Explained

Extended detection and response (XDR) is a natural extension of the endpoint detection and response (EDR) concept, in which behaviors that occur after threat prevention controls act are further inspected for potentially malicious, suspicious, or risky activity that warrant mitigation. The difference is simply the location (endpoint or beyond) where the behaviors occur.

XDR solutions are increasingly popular as organizations recognize the inefficiencies, and in many cases ineffectiveness, of security infrastructures comprised of many individual “best-of-breed” security products deployed from different vendors over time. Common challenges arising from this point-product approach include:

  • Gaps in security: with each product operating in its own silo, opportunities often arise for cyberattacks to enter in between
  • Too much security information: with each product generating individual alerts and other information, security teams can easily miss indicators of cyberattacks
  • Uncoordinated response: with each product operating independently, it falls on the human operator to share information and coordinate response actions 

Based on these experiences, many organizations are looking to consolidate security vendors and products in favor of integrated solution sets.

XDR Benefits

By moving to an integrated security infrastructure, organizations are often able to close security gaps, correlate security information, and automate operations. Of course, to realize the full benefit, it’s important to assess the breadth, effectiveness, integration, and automation of XDR solution sets.

Introducing FortiXDR

The Fortinet Security Fabric provides visibility and control across an organization’s entire digital attack surface. FortiXDR is a cloud-native, cross-product detection and response solution that adds fully-automated incident identification, investigation, and remediation across that Security Fabric.

Cross-product Incident Identification

Fortinet continually develops analytics to match constantly evolving cyberattacks and techniques. These are applied to the correlated telemetry collected across the Security Fabric to identify potential cybersecurity incidents

AI-powered Investigation

Fortinet continually trains a neural network-based decision engine to replicate the steps an expert SOC analyst would take to investigate and classify potential incidents with the aid of microservices.

Automatable Response

Fortinet provides a straightforward remediation framework that enables each organization to predefine, in a granular way, the appropriate steps to be taken based on classification, individual/group, and other considerations.

As a result, organizations with limited security staff, expertise, tools, and/or processes can effectively and efficiently detect, investigate, and remediate potential security incidents that might otherwise go unnoticed until it’s too late.

The FortiXDR Difference

While plenty of security vendors offer multi-product suites or even portfolio-wide license agreements, they only simplify the procurement process rather than improve security posture and operations. With FortiXDR and the Fortinet Security Fabric, organizations benefit from:

Broad and integrated security controls that cover the entire digital attack surface.

Consistently top-rated security controls based on independent testing by third-party labs.

Fully-automated incident detection, investigation, and remediation.