Is XDR a Security Cure-All? Examining the Hype and Hidden Gaps

The landscape of enterprise networks has drastically transformed in recent years. Data and applications are scattered across complex labyrinths of multi-cloud, on-premises, and legacy infrastructures, all accessed by a mobile and remote workforce.

This sprawl can overwhelm security teams, hindering complete visibility into potential threats. Traditionally, the approach has been to deploy many security tools – sometimes exceeding 50 – to achieve best-in-class protection. However, managing these disparate solutions across distributed environments proves cumbersome and creates alert fatigue. Security analysts struggle to sift through hundreds of daily alerts, potentially missing critical threats despite their efforts.

XDR (extended detection and response) emerged as a response to these challenges in the security industry. But does it live up to the hype?