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Gurucul Cloud-native Analytics-driven XDR Platform Sets New Standard for Real-Time Threat Detection and Incident Response

Gurucul announced Gurucul XDR, a cloud-native analytics-driven platform that improves threat detection and incident response by applying ML analytics and advanced risk scoring algorithms to cross-layered telemetry from existing security and IT systems, applications, platforms, networks and services. Gurucul extended detection and response (XDR) significantly improves security operations effectiveness and productivity with extended data linking, out-of-the-box integrations, contextual ML analytics and risk-prioritized alerting that enables intelligent investigations and risk-based response automation.

According to Gartner, "XDR products aim to solve the primary challenges with SIEM products, such as effective detection of and response to targeted attacks, including native support for behavior analysis, threat intelligence, behavior profiling and analytics." Further, "the primary value propositions of an XDR product are to improve security operations productivity and enhance detection and response capabilities by including more security components into a unified whole that offers multiple streams of telemetry, presenting options for multiple forms of detection and concurrently enabling multiple methods of response."

"Most XDR products are based on legacy platforms limited to siloed telemetry and threat detection, which makes it difficult to provide unified security operations capabilities," said Saryu Nayyar, CEO of Gurucul. "Gurucul Cloud-native XDR is vendor-agnostic and natively built on a Big Data architecture that can process, contextually link, analyze, detect, and risk score extended data sets on a massive scale. It uses contextual Machine Learning models and an advanced risk scoring engine to provide real-time threat detection and actionable risk-prioritized alerts that accelerate investigations, threat hunting and automate risk responses."

Gurucul and Jeff Pollard, vice president and principal analyst at research and advisory firm Forrester recently presented a webinar on how Cloud-Native Analytics Driven XDR Drives Better Threat Detection & Response, the recording is available here: https://gurucul.com/resources/webinars/forresterxdr

Putting the "X" into XDR

Gurucul XDR goes beyond traditional XDR solutions by unifying data from a broader cross-section of security components including endpoints, networks, servers, cloud platforms, applications, IoT, SIEM, identity sources, and more. The platform's contextual telemetry-based ML analytics reduces false positives by distilling events into risk-prioritized alerts that enable security teams to detect and respond to threats faster and more efficiently. Meanwhile, Gurucul XDR's out-of-the-box machine learning models support a wide range of horizontal and industry specific use cases. In addition , Gurucul XDR enables organizations to create custom behavior models without coding for unique predictive security analytics use cases.

Reducing Case Resolution Time by 67%
Gurucul XDR provides the following capabilities that are proven to improve incident response times by nearly 70%:

Surgical Response

  • Automate response actions with risk-based triggers and orchestration playbooks
  • Customize machine learning models to automate responses based on specific triggers
  • Automate workflows to execute the right response and mitigate threats
  • Based on newly discovered threat patterns, use pre-built threat categorizations to prioritize threat hunting

Intelligent Centralized Investigation

  • Based on unified risk score, prioritize users and entities for investigation
  • Visualize the entire kill chain to investigate incidents
  • Accelerate investigations using big data to mine linked users, accounts, entitlements, structured and unstructured data, along with risk score and peer group analytics
  • Search across any combination of structured and unstructured data for a 360 view of user and entity behavior
  • Unify telemetry logs for contextual searches on big data for root-cause analysis after-the-fact and reduce investigation time

Rapid Incident Correlation and Causation

  • Contain threats across multiple layers faster with detailed correlation and contextual data
  • Leverage automated incident timelines that create smart links of the entire attack lifecycle for pre and post incident analysis
  • Effectively trace attack origin and reconstruct steps with intelligent risk-prioritized telemetry data
  • Use AI to uncover behavior patterns and data relationships that map to search profile

Availability
Gurucul XDR is available immediately from Gurucul and its business partners worldwide.

Published Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:55 PM by David Marshall
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