XDR Explained: By an Industry Expert Analyst

Extended detection and response, or XDR, continues to be a popular topic for cyber security professionals. XDR has a lot of benefits when it comes to detecting and responding to today’s threats, but it also has a lot of definitions in the market.

Check out this Q&A document where we asked Allie Mellen, Sr. Analyst at Forrester Research, these key questions and see how she answered:

  • What exactly is XDR?
  • What trends are driving the need for XDR?
  • How important is EDR to XDR, and why?
  • Many vendors “sell” XDR – what should buyers beware of?
  • Why should security leaders as well as the C-suite and board members care about XDR?


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