Cybersecurity is a top priority in 2022, which is why so many businesses are looking to revamp their security approach. Many have found that through assessments (or perhaps even the hard way) that their current cybersecurity measures aren't cutting it. And the impact that one incident, at one company, has on an entire supply chain can’t be underestimated.
That's where XDR solutions like Samurai XDR add so much value. In this post, we're going to explore the cybersecurity problems that businesses can solve by investing in an XDR platform.
6 problems that XDR solves for SMBs
Empowering your security staff
One of the first challenges you'll run into when trying to build your cybersecurity strategy is keeping talented staff on hand. It's no secret that there's far greater demand for cybersecurity staff than there are cybersecurity specialists for hire.
XDR enables your staff to be more effective and feel empowered and not suffering burn-out. XDR allows you to support your cybersecurity team without making any compromises on productivity through effective detection and automation.
Developing an effective security toolset
Another supplemental feature of an XDR platform is that it provides you with an effective security toolset. Without XDR support, building a comprehensive cybersecurity shield can be surprisingly difficult.
This is largely because the more security tools you have, the harder it is to properly put all of them to work. Additionally, you need more staff to manage and understand each of these tools, exacerbating the first problem we just covered.
With an XDR platform, you get a security toolset that can run itself to a large extent. It'll cover your endpoints, efficiently detect threats, automate responses and allow time for more in-depth investigations when the need arises.
Poor response strategies and times
Speaking of speed, that's another cybersecurity challenge that many businesses face. A cybersecurity threat can wreak havoc on your operations in a matter of minutes, let alone hours.
To really stay ahead of the game, you need to be able to react to a threat in minutes. And to react to a threat in minutes, you have to be able to spot it in minutes.
As you might imagine, that's no easy feat. Unless, of course, you have an XDR system in place. This system watches over your endpoints and operations 24/7. As soon as something harmful is detected, you're instantly alerted and provided with mitigating steps you can start taking right now.
A key problem that plagues most of today's digital processes, including cybersecurity, is that they've become bulky, slow, and (let's face it) tedious to execute.
It's for this reason that we've seen automation, and specifically RPA automation, take off in a big way. This type of automation allows users to automate segments of the cybersecurity process without sacrificing security or strategy.
That's exactly what XDR can provide your business. It brings a level of speed and automation that will help you save time, accomplish more, and stay safe. And the best XDR platforms come with customizable automation rules, so you can automate your cybersecurity your way.
Running a successful investigation is a challenge
Investigations are one of the most important aspects of your cybersecurity strategy. Whenever a threat is ongoing or has passed, you need to run a successful investigation to determine how the threat got through, what its motives were, and how you can resolve and prevent the issue in the future.
If you have limited visibility, poor response times, and limited cybersecurity tools, however, you won't be able to investigate an issue successfully. XDR has the tools and visibility you need to make your investigations successful and potent.
More alerts than you can manage
Not only does cybersecurity often require more from businesses than they can put into it, but it also generates more work and alerts than they can respond to. The ironic result is that the more you put into cybersecurity, the more time you spend maintaining and keeping up with it. Unless, of course, you invest in XDR.
XDR platforms have the benefit of being cloud native and leveraging technologies like Data Lakes. Stitching vast amounts of data is no drama, not only that but with more data comes more context and awareness of threats. So you don't see a plethora of alerts, only those that matter - triaged by its AI/ML and TI, all at the speed of cloud with no infrastructure to worry about.
Start building your XDR strategy today with Samurai XDR
If you're looking for an XDR platform that can solve your cybersecurity woes, look no further than Samurai XDR. It's a cutting-edge platform packed with the features you need and none of the ones you don't. Reach out to our team today and see what opportunities Samurai XDR can help unlock.
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