By: Brian DeVault

EDR, MDR, and XDR are all related to cybersecurity and threat detection, but they differ in terms of their scope and focus.

EDR stands for Endpoint Detection and Response. EDR solutions focus on detecting and responding to threats at the endpoint, such as a laptop, desktop, or server. EDR typically involves installing software agents on endpoints that collect telemetry data and other information about the endpoint’s activity. This data is analyzed in real-time to detect suspicious behavior and alerts are generated when a threat is identified. EDR is often used to investigate and remediate security incidents on endpoints.

MDR stands for Managed Detection and Response. MDR services typically involve a third-party provider that provides advanced threat detection and response services to a customer. MDR services use a combination of security technologies, threat intelligence, and human expertise to detect and respond to threats. MDR providers typically provide 24/7 monitoring and response services, as well as incident investigation and remediation.

XDR stands for Extended Detection and Response. XDR solutions are similar to EDR solutions in that they focus on threat detection and response, but XDR solutions are designed to provide broader visibility across multiple security layers and platforms. XDR solutions typically integrate data from various sources, including endpoints, network devices, cloud services, and other security technologies. This allows XDR solutions to correlate and analyze security data across the enterprise and provide more comprehensive threat detection and response capabilities.

NETRIO provides all three types of services for our customers. Customers typically choose the solution that best suits their needs based on their requirements, any complementary services they may have, and what they are trying to achieve.