In the world of cybersecurity, the term XDR has recently gained significant popularity, offering comprehensive protection, including real-time detection of security threats and a quick response to them. An XDR system can either be delivered by a single vendor or through third-party integrations from multiple vendors.
Let’s explore what NDR solutions like GREYCORTEX Mendel bring to XDR platforms.
EDR Was Only the Beginning… Prepare for XDR
The core of an XDR (extended detection and response) platform is an EDR (endpoint detection and response) solution, which is additionally enriched with data from siloed security tools. This boosts visibility into your infrastructure and streamlines threat hunting.
An XDR system can aggregate data from various sources, including NDR (network detection and response) solutions like GREYCORTEX Mendel, firewalls, company email, cloud services, and mobile devices. By incorporating data from Mendel or a firewall, XDR can effortlessly correlate data and detect malicious traffic flows between the firewall and compromised devices, or identify which application is causing bandwidth overloads in your office network.
The IT environment has never been as complex as it is nowadays, with the interconnection of networks, communication tools, mobile devices, cloud services, and much more. Protecting such an environment demands a sophisticated detection and response system like XDR.
GREYCORTEX Mendel alone provides visibility into both IT and OT networks. However, with its native integration with EDR solutions, firewalls, and other security tools, you can achieve unparalleled visibility of your organization’s network.
Prioritize Critical Issues
An XDR platform prioritizes security events and vulnerable configurations, providing crucial information for further investigation. By understanding the scope and root cause of these issues, you can concentrate your efforts on the most critical problems and reduce the time required to respond.
NDR: A Powerful Component of XDR
NDR solutions diligently monitor your network traffic, identifying suspicious and malicious activities that might otherwise go unnoticed. Moreover, they detect anomalies and unusual traffic patterns originating from outdated systems and IoT devices. These solutions uncover rogue assets, insider threats, zero-day attacks, as well as malicious user and device activities.
Mendel sends data and alerts to your XDR platform as well as your security teams, as it does for SIEM or SOAR systems. Additionally, it exports and processes data from third-party security tools, including EDR and firewalls.
About Version 2
Version 2 is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.
GREYCORTEX uses advanced artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data mining methods to help organizations make their IT operations secure and reliable.
MENDEL, GREYCORTEX’s network traffic analysis solution, helps corporations, governments, and the critical infrastructure sector protect their futures by detecting cyber threats to sensitive data, networks, trade secrets, and reputations, which other network security products miss.
MENDEL is based on 10 years of extensive academic research and is designed using the same technology which was successful in four US-based NIST Challenges.