Scale Your Security Capabilities with Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Solutions
Implement an XDR solution that provides end-to-end enterprise visibility and advanced threat response at every level of your tech stack.
XDR technology gives analysts a unified security solution for capturing and acting on security data from throughout the organization. Separate security tools can be automated through a single dashboard, minimizing distractions while maximizing the effectiveness of incident response workflows.
As your tech stack becomes more complex, protecting your users, assets, and applications becomes more demanding. Automation is key to scaling your security team’s capabilities while ensuring malicious activity is detected early and remediated properly.
Security Risks Don't Stop at the Endpoint
XDR is an extension of endpoint detection and response (EDR) technologies. In an era defined by cloud computing and remote-enabled infrastructure, the endpoint is no longer a fixed perimeter. Security teams need the ability to block executions and terminate processes anywhere in the network.
XDR security solutions provide a powerful, scalable toolset for quickly neutralizing security threats. Organizations can now integrate their entire security tech stack into a single platform, with unlimited visibility into their processes and workflows.
Optimize XDR Automation with Castra Expertise
XDR allows analysts to isolate infected endpoints, terminate unauthorized executions, and block malicious executions automatically. If your automated incident response workflows are improperly configured, you risk misfiring on false positives. These mistakes hurt productivity and make compliance harder to maintain.
Establishing true operational security excellence requires paying continuous attention to security automation workflows. As your organization grows and develops, its automated XDR workflows must adapt.
Leverage Castra’s unique product expertise by creating custom rules and configurations that maximize the effectiveness of XDR technology. Gain visibility, scalability, and oversight into highly automated response workflows without taking on additional risk.
SentinelOne + SIEM: Seamless Detection and Response Integration
SentinelOne puts powerful automated tools in the hands of security analysts investigating suspicious activities. It maximizes the visibility analysts enjoy while enabling them to act decisively on the information they receive.
SentinelOne Singularity uses frictionless one-click integrations to centralize visibility and control of security automation workflows. Now organizations can integrate multi-vendor toolsets into a single platform without performing additional coding or scripting.
Detect and Remediate Threats Before They Have a Chance to Spread
Organizations that neglect to implement XDR lose an important advantage in the fight against cybercrime. Without this technology, managing cybersecurity incidents grows increasingly difficult as the organization grows in size and complexity. There comes a point where it’s not possible to manually investigate and respond to security incidents fast enough to make a difference.
Without XDR, organizational growth strains security resources, creating disruptive inefficiencies in the incident response process. Alert backlogs grow while in-house staff are busy investigating events. These delays give attackers more time to breach sensitive databases and conduct lateral movement. This amplifies the risks associated with cyberattacks and data breaches, leading to higher costs and greater uncertainties in the security landscape.
Don’t Let Manual Incident Response Reduce Security Effectiveness
XDR platforms like SentinelOne put powerful, scalable incident response tools in analysts’ hands. In an incident response scenario, every second counts. The larger and more complex your organization is, the more time it takes to manually mitigate emerging cyber threats.
Castra has years of experience implementing custom SIEM and XDR deployments for customers of every kind. We have served small businesses, public institutions, and Fortune 500 enterprises alike. We’ve heard plenty of objections to XDR integrations during this time, but few can argue against the value of properly configured security automation.
“I already have an EDR solution. Why invest in XDR?”
XDR is the next-generation iteration of the security approach pioneered by EDR technology. When EDR was first conceived, most security threats involved compromised endpoints. Now, many threats originate from unmanaged devices, cloud workloads, IoT devices, and more. XDR technologies like SentinelOne expand EDR capabilities to include this wide range of assets.
“Why should I trust SentinelOne over other XDR vendors?”
There are many XDR solutions on the market, each with a unique set of advantages and drawbacks. SentinelOne is no exception, but it has a few important factors in its favor:
- SentinelOne regularly outperforms every other vendor on MITRE ATT&CK’s comprehensive evaluations, achieving the gold standard of 100% prevention.
- Its pricing structure makes it more affordable than many competing options.
- Simplified deployment and one-click integration reduce user experience friction for security analysts with complex tech stacks.
“SentinelOne says Singularity is a no-code solution. Can’t I configure it myself?”
You could, but that involves exposing your organization to several risks:
- Misconfigurations can happen without code. Properly integrating a wide range of disparate security tools requires a deep understanding of your organization’s security risk profile and its IT infrastructure. Your XDR solution will work best with customized configuration expertise from product experts.
- Automation Misfires can be incredibly disruptive to workplace productivity, and they can have unpredictable effects. One day your XDR may suddenly reset all remote workers’ login credentials, and the next it might kick your executives off a mission-critical conference call mid-sentence.
- Inefficiencies will arise whenever you need to assign analysts to reconfigure your XDR platform. Security resources are tight, and most departments can’t afford to keep highly qualified personnel on these kinds of workflows when more urgent, high-impact security tasks are piling up.
Extended detection and response platforms are centralized solutions for capturing threat data and responding to security incidents in real time. It allows organizations to integrate multiple security products from many different vendors into a single, scalable cyber risk management solution.
EDR is an older technological approach developed when most threats originated from endpoint devices. XDR evolved out of the need to expand EDR protection beyond the endpoint. It provides the visibility and response capabilities of EDR to the wider, more complex IT architecture of the modern enterprise.
Integration is a major part of the XDR concept. The ability to secure user accounts, cloud services, and other assets in a similar way to endpoints is core to the value XDR offers. However, not all XDR solutions offer the same number of third-party integrations. Some platforms are better suited to this process than others.
Like any technology, XDR can solve some problems while creating others. Successfully automating XDR tools demands a great deal of time, energy, and product expertise. This is difficult if your team doesn’t already have a great deal of XDR experience.
Equipping managed detection and response vendors with XDR technology enables operational security excellence to scale with your organization’s needs. It eliminates the need to reduce the productivity of your in-house team and provides significant security benefits from day one.
Yes! Customization is one of the great benefits of the XDR-enabled security tech stack. Custom configurations allow organizations to detect and remediate early warnings that would not register with default tools.
However, customizing any security tool demands a detailed, holistic understanding of your organization’s risk profile. A comprehensive security audit is the first step towards establishing a custom configuration that addresses your organization’s most pressing threats and vulnerabilities.
Castra leverages product expertise to customize the implementation of XDR platforms and maximize the effectiveness of its incident response capabilities. Castra’s MXDR Pro services also include SIEM implementation, 24/7 monitoring, and customized threat detection, providing a solid foundation for XDR solutions that improve security operations at a fraction of the cost of in-house management.