To evaluate XDR solutions effectively, use this Definitive RFP template

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A new class of security tools is emerging that promises to significantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of threat detection and response.

Emerging Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solutions aim to aggregate and correlate telemetry from multiple detection controls and then synthesize response actions.

XDR is the next evolution in Endpoint Detection and Response solutions.

Because XDR is a novel solution category, it’s not possible to agree on what features and capabilities should be added.

Each provider approaches XDR with different strengths and perspectives on how what an XDR solution should include.

Choosing an XDR provider can be difficult because organizations have to prioritize a variety of abilities that may differ between providers.

Cynet is now addressing this need with the Definitive RFP Template for XDR solutions (download here), an expert-made security requirement list that enables stakeholders to accelerate and optimize the evaluation process of the products they evaluate.

This template is designed to help organizations identify the most common security need and provide the necessary information.

Large companies can use XDR to reduce the number of alerts they receive from various sources. Smaller companies benefit by leveraging a single platform that would otherwise require coordinating several expensive and complex point solutions. It makes economic sense to have greater threat visibility and less complexity.

Cynet CEO Eyal Gruner stated that “despite all the security tools used over the years to detect and prevent breaches, attackers still manage to discover the seams in these protections.” Security teams are unable to make sense of all the alerts and information coming from multiple security systems. This is the biggest problem. Some organizations simply can’t afford all the monitoring tools necessary to provide full protection. “

Organizations must gather, analyze, and interpret signals from primary attacks vectors in order to provide stronger breach defense. Then, automating investigation and remediation to cover the full breadth of each attack ensures all appropriate actions are taken to protect the organization. This is where XDR comes in.

The templates are already pre-built to save time and money. The XDR solution RFP can help companies prioritize the capabilities available in emerging solutions to improve their purchase decisions.

The RFP comprises five sections:

  • Monitoring & Control–routine activities to gain visibility and proactively discover and reduce attack surfaces.
  • Prevention & Detection–mechanism to thwart the wide array of commodities and advanced attack vectors.
  • Investigation & response–an overall toolset for efficient reaction to the detected live attacks.
  • Infrastructure–architecture, deployment, data collection, and communication.
  • Operation–ongoing management of the solution

The RFP Guides ensure organizations are not overlooking important aspects of security solution capabilities and thereby making substandard decisions for critical enterprise purchases.

Download the XDR RFP here.

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