Introduction to
Managed XDR


Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) is the most advanced threat detection and response available. This guide explains how these offerings compare, how MXDR works and how it can improve security outcomes and reduce risk.



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MXDR leverages your existing technology investments. It secures your environment using a simplified approach with full transparency. And it enables the right integrated, automated security tools, letting you know which threats matter most and which to mitigate first.


September 28, 2021

Traditional threat monitoring has evolved into advanced detection and response services against a backdrop of digital transformation and skyrocketing corporate cyberattacks.


Vendors and service providers continue to innovate and deliver better protection solutions. As a result, managed security services (MSS) have been augmented with managed detection and response (MDR), network detection and response (NDR), endpoint detection and response (EDR), extended detection and response (XDR) and now managed XDR (MXDR).


This field guide overviews:


  • How these offerings compare
  • How MXDR works
  • How it can improve security outcomes and reduce risk


Download this guide to better understand MXDR and how it can bolster your cybersecurity program.

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