When EDR and XDR Fall Short, MXDR Fills the Gap


Cybersecurity Threats are Evolving

A new report has been released by Kaspersky revealing a growing number of cyberattacks on SMBs in 2022 so far. The cyberattacks in this report include webpages with redirects to exploits, sites containing exploits and other malicious programs, botnet C&C centers and more.

SMBs operating with limited IT & cybersecurity budgets are particularly vulnerable targets. The inability to prioritize IT security is being exploited by cybercriminals. Without a proactive cybersecurity approach, threats can do severe damage to an organization’s infrastructure before they are even detected. With limited budgets and bandwidth, SMBs struggle to integrate adequate cybersecurity measures. There are an array of various detection and response platforms, but there are limitations to what most can offer. Solutions like EDR and XDR, when integrated alone, can fall short and/or leave organization’s vulnerable if not properly managed.


Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) focuses on preventing, detecting and remediating cyber-attacks for endpoint devices. Endpoints include desktop and laptop computers, tablets, smartphones, IoT devices, servers, cameras, digital printers, etc. EDR is important because in many cases, the endpoint is an entry point for many cyber criminals.

EDR provides value by providing active monitoring and visibility. It allows teams to gain more insight into what is happening on an endpoint so they can pivot and resolve quickly. EDR can also integrate with larger solutions like a security information and event management (SIEM) platform.

A set back to EDR is the narrow focus on only endpoints which can leave other doors open. Without additional context from what is happening in the cloud or network, it’s more difficult to understand what is a true threat and what is a false positive.

EDR can get complicated, however the solution can remain simple. A single lightweight solution that can be deployed and scaled quickly with little effect on endpoint performance is the most effective and beneficial approach.


eXtended Detection & Response (XDR) is a more advanced approach to threat detection and response that provides holistic protection against advanced cyberattacks. XDR technology collects and then correlates data over a range of security layers such as endpoints, cloud, and networks. XDR performs an in-depth analysis of internal traffic and external traffic to identify potential attacks.

The main goal of XDR is to provide an organization with complete visibility that is connected throughout all endpoints of a network’s infrastructure. This leads to conjoined remediation, improved attack understanding and unified threat hunting. XDR makes room for improved security and response, as well as enhanced productivity, all while reducing costs to SMBs.

Key Shortcomings of Stand-Alone EDR & XDR

EDR and XDR can be components of a successful cybersecurity posture, however, when used on their own, organizations can still be left open to cyberattacks.

EDR has specific shortcomings like limitations of EDR Threat Analysis, Human Resource requirements, the limited view of network security and more.

XDR solutions acknowledge that endpoint detection alone is simply not enough and extends past endpoints to provide more complete visibility across multiple planes of an organization’s infrastructure, however without adequate teams in place to monitor, this too falls short of ideal protection.

Given the incredible complexity and volume of data captured by EDR and XDR solutions, in-house IT and security teams can quickly become exhausted trying to efficiently manage and use the tools to enhance their organization’s cybersecurity posture. Because of this, SMBs that continue to face limited cybersecurity resources among today’s evolving threats are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks – even with these EDR and XDR solutions in place.

MXDR Fills the Cybersecurity Gap

Managed eXtended Detection & Response (MXDR) from Securus360 is a managed service that combines the benefits of EDR and XDR into a comprehensive cybersecurity solution to help offload the challenge of hiring and managing a full in-house cybersecurity team. Traditional EDR and XDR platforms generate extensive amounts of data, requiring organizations to sift through and analyze the data and triage each individual alert. Even if an organization’s IT has the physical bandwidth to accomplish this, the urgency and pace of the task can lead to teams that are exhausted with alert fatigue as well as increased response and remediation lag time.

Securus360 provides SMBs the ability to utilize cutting-edge security software with a dedicated team of cyber experts with 24/7/365 support for a fraction of the cost of doing it in-house. Securus360’s MXDR proactively hunts, detects, and neutralizes threats before they can impact your business. Once a threat is found, a rapid remediation initiates, thus reducing any long-term damages the threat could have caused.

More on MXDR from Securus360

Securus 360 MXDR is an all-inclusive network security monitoring solution that offers the industry’s most effective, fully integrated platform that delivers threat visibility across the entire infrastructure: end points, servers, network, cloud instances and end user behavior – all on a single pane of glass.

By utilizing an award-winning, cloud-native approach that combines AI, machine learning (ML), security automation and human intelligence, Securus360 provides a high-speed and high-touch cyber defense solution that proactively hunts, detects, and helps neutralize advanced threats before they can impact your business.

Contact Securus360

Ready for a full cybersecurity evaluation and vulnerability assessment? Contact Securus360 to speak with a cybersecurity expert about your current cybersecurity approach. Securus360 offers full MXDR demonstrations that provide a comprehensive evaluation of your current cybersecurity posture, an outline of how MXDR integrates within your current network, projected outcomes of various breach types and attempts, as well as an end-to-end vulnerability assessment that outlines your network’s current vulnerabilities.

Cybercriminals don’t rest; get started on improving your organization’s cybersecurity posture before you become their next victim. Schedule your demo now!

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