When Traditional Security Falls Short, MXDR Delivers


In today's rapidly evolving threat landscape that is increasingly focused on the education industry, traditional endpoint detection and response (EDR) and extended detection and response (XDR) solutions are struggling to keep up with more complex cyberattacks. Threat actors are constantly developing new tactics to bypass conventional security measures and infiltrate networks. As a result, K-12 schools need a more robust and advanced approach to cybersecurity that can offer comprehensive protection against advanced threats. When this type of sophisticated coverage is needed, a new approach called MXDR (Managed Extended Detection & Response) can provide the extra layer of protection schools need.

Understanding EDR and XDR

Endpoint detection and response (EDR) and extended detection and response (XDR) are the two most popular security solutions used today. EDR helps detect, investigate, and mitigate potential cyber threats by monitoring endpoint devices, such as laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. EDR is important as the endpoint is the entry point for many cyber criminals. XDR is an extension of EDR that combines data from various sources, including endpoints, network traffic, and cloud services, to provide a more comprehensive view of the security posture to identify potential cyber attacks. Both EDR and XDR solutions offer many benefits, including improved threat detection, faster incident response, and increased visibility into security events. However, they are not foolproof, and there are limitations to their capabilities

Limitations of EDR and XDR

While EDR and XDR have been hailed as powerful security solutions, they do have limitations that can leave schools vulnerable to cyber attacks.

  • EDR and XDR can struggle to detect sophisticated and advanced threats, especially those that are well-concealed or target vulnerabilities that have not yet been identified.
  • EDR and XDR are heavily dependent on endpoint devices, which means they cannot provide complete visibility across all the different systems, networks and cloud environments that make up modern enterprise IT environments. As a result, security blind spots can arise, creating a window of opportunity for cyber criminals to breach an organization's defenses undetected.
  • EDR and XDR tools tend to generate a large number of alerts, many of which turn out to be false positives. This can make it difficult for security teams to effectively prioritize and investigate each alert, leading to delays in incident response and increased risk of damage.

These limitations have led to the emergence of a new security solution known as Managed eXtended Detection and Response (MXDR), which fills the gap left by EDR and XDR solutions.

What is MXDR?

MXDR, is a comprehensive security solution that improves cybersecurity posture by providing a complete view of an entire infrastructure. It combines the capabilities of both EDR and XDR filling the gaps that these solutions leave behind. It's a complete security solution that offers 24/7 /365 security monitoring, threat hunting and detection as well as incident response. MXDR enables organizations to detect and respond to cyber threats in real-time, without having to spend large amounts of energy and resources. The service offers visibility into network, endpoints, user behavior and cloud data, enabling security teams to identify threats quickly.

Benefits of MXDR

  • Comprehensive Security Coverage: MXDR delivers unparalleled coverage by integrating multiple security tools and technologies to protect against all types of threats, including malware, ransomware, zero-day exploits, phishing attacks, and more.
  • Advanced Threat Detection and Response: MXDR's advanced machine learning algorithms and behavioral analytics enable it to quickly identify and respond to emerging threats, including those that are not detected by traditional security tools.
  • Reduced Security Risks: MXDR can significantly reduce security risks by proactively identifying and addressing potential vulnerabilities and security gaps in real-time.
  • Improved Incident Response: MXDR enables security teams to respond quickly and effectively to security incidents, minimizing the impact of breaches and other cyber-attacks.
  • Streamlined Security Operations: MXDR's centralized platform simplifies security operations, enabling security teams to manage and monitor all security events and incidents from a single console.

MXDR is a powerful security solution that fills the gaps left by traditional security tools and technologies. With its advanced threat detection and response capabilities, comprehensive security coverage, and streamlined security operations, MXDR enables schools to reduce their security risks and improve their overall security posture.

Securus360 is focused exclusively on the K-12 education space and has developed a proven cybersecurity approach that is deployed at schools across the United States. The Securus360 Managed eXtended Detection & Response (MXDR) platform provides comprehensive protection against cyberattacks, including: detailed and ongoing vulnerability assessments, 24/7/365 real-time monitoring, threat hunting, detection and containment along with automated incident response and hybrid intelligence-based security analytics that combine Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with human cyber security analysts to ensure maximum alert accuracy.

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