Demystifying the security industry's latest term: XDR – TechRadar

Cybersecurity and acronyms tend to go hand in hand. The latest is XDR, otherwise known as extended detection and response. If you haven’t heard of it you will, as it promises to help security operations improve their ability to detect and respond to threats across increasingly complex, diverse, and growing IT environments.

Security vendors of all types — from endpoint protection to SIEM and beyond — are making acquisitions and marketing to XDR. In fact, according to 451 Research, between March and August 2021, there were 17 deals driven by vendors looking to build out their XDR capabilities.


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