What SOC teams need most are better ways to correlate and prioritize alerts so they can isolate the ones that truly matter while getting in front of threats instead of reacting to them. They also need to streamline their toolsets so they can manage more effectively. As a result, optimizing XDR, assessing risk continuously and shifting away from point solutions are critical.
Step 1: Optimize XDR for stronger cybersecurity operations
Most cybersecurity operations teams rely on security information and event management (SIEM) solutions to log and analyze alerts. But because SIEM doesn’t provide correlation, and given the sheer volume of what has to be monitored today, SOC teams end up bombarded with tens of thousands of alerts and have no way to triage them.
XDR, on the other hand, automatically correlates data across multiple security layers, speeding up threat detection, investigation, and response. It streamlines workflows, expedites or eliminates manual steps, and provides greater visibility and richer analytics than have been previously available.
Combining XDR with SIEM optimizes the capabilities of both: SIEM data enriches XDR detection and investigation while XDR’s correlations give context to SIEM logs for better threat identification over time.
With optimized XDR, SOC teams can prioritize incidents more easily, knowing clearly where to focus and what actions to take. They gain visibility into cloud workloads, across the network, and down to the level of endpoints and applications like email. Optimized XDR also makes it possible to prevent and