SECNOLOGY: SECNOLOGY XDR VS SIEM VS SOAR
There was no solid, objective explanation of what XDR was and how it differed from a security analysis platform.
So what is XDR? Does it replace the need for SIEM and SOAR?
What should companies look for in an XDR solution?
In this blog post, we answer these common questions and more to help security professionals navigate the complex and cluttered landscape of solutions. But before we explore the intricacies of these systems, let’s answer some basic questions:
- What is XDR?
- What are SIEMs?
- What is SOAR?
What is SECNOLOGY XDR?
Extended Detection and Response (XDR) is the next evolution of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR). SECNOLOGY XDR takes a holistic approach to threat detection and response, simplifying the workflows of ingesting, analyzing, preventing and remediating security data across an organization’s entire security stack. By visualizing and taking action on threat data from a single console, XDR enables security teams to effortlessly discover hidden and advanced threats and automate complex multi-step responses across the threat stack.
XDR is generally divided into two categories: open XDR and native XDR.
SECNOLOGY XDR Features:
Collect, correlate and analyze data from endpoints, cloud workloads, networks and email using advanced automation and artificial intelligence (AI) tools.
Prioritize data and provide insights to security teams in a standardized format from a single console.
Orchestrate siloed security tools to unify and simplify security analysis, investigation and remediation in a single console.
When purchased as a managed solution, access to experienced threat hunting, threat intelligence and analysis experts can be included.
With these features, SECNOLOGY XDR dramatically improves threat visibility, accelerates security operations, reduces total cost of ownership, and eases the pervasive burden on security personnel.
What is SIEM?
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is a set of tools and services that combine Security Event Management (SEM) and Security Information Management (SIM) capabilities to enable analysts to review log and event data, understand and prepare for threats, and retrieve and report on log data.
SECNOLOGY SIEM Features:
Collect log data from across the organization; leverage data to identify, categorize and analyze incidents and events.
Provide visibility into malicious activity by extracting data from all corners of an environment, including all applications and network hardware.
Aggregate all data into a single, centralized platform.
Leverage the data to generate alerts, create reports, and support incident response.
SECNOLOGY SIEM allows organizations to analyze data from all applications and hardware on the network at any time. This can help organizations recognize potential security threats before they have a chance to disrupt business operations.
What is SOAR?
Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) is a set of software developed to strengthen an organization’s cybersecurity posture. SOAR platforms enable security analyst teams to monitor security data from a variety of sources, including security information and management systems and threat intelligence platforms.
SECNOLOGY SOAR Features:
Gather threat intelligence, automate routine responses and classify more complex threats, minimizing the need for human intervention.
Bring together three software solutions-threat and vulnerability management, security incident response, and security operations automation-to strengthen and simplify your security posture.
Leverage manual and human intervention and machine learning (ML) techniques to analyze incoming security data and prioritize incident response actions.
The overall goal of the SECNOLOGY SOAR platform is to collect threat-related data and automate threat response. Your security team can use a SOAR platform to improve efficiency and response time.
What are the key differences between SECNOLOGY SIEM, SOAR and XDR?
According to the recent Forrester report, Adapt Or Die: XDR Is On A Collision Course With SIEM And SOAR – which can be downloaded from the CrowdStrike website – XDR, SIEM and SOAR address similar use cases, but take fundamentally different approaches.
SIEM is primarily a log collection tool to support compliance, data storage and analysis.
SOAR, integrates orchestration, automation and response capabilities with SIEM and allows disparate security tools to coordinate with each other.
XDR has come to fill the gap created by SIEM and SOAR with a distinctly different approach, rooted in data and endpoint optimization.