You might be forgiven for wondering why, with all of the sophisticated cybersecurity systems at our fingertips, hackers still manage to penetrate those defenses. This has prompted companies on the cutting edge of cyber defense to rethink the traditional approach and to apply a new perspective on the situation. Extended Detection and Response, or XDR is one of latest approaches to meet the challenge of watertight cybersecurity defense.

Due to its recent appearance on the cyber scene, there is still no clear definition of what XDR actually is and which features it should include. Individual providers apply their own perspectives and biases on what is more or less important at the definition phase.

When it comes to selecting an XDR provider, companies are often faced with more questions than answers. However, in an effort to facilitate this process, Cynet has built the Definitive RFP Template for XDR solutions. Click here to download a copy of this template. Cynet’s template creates an overview of the most common security requirements in the market today and proposes a range of solutions to meet those demands.

Many of the top companies in the world today are finding themselves swamped by the number of cybersecurity alerts triggered on a daily basis. In parallel, small-to-medium sized companies, who may not run the budgets to afford top-of-the-range cyber solutions can find themselves constantly exposed to new threats that they are able to resolve. Companies on both ends of the scale can benefit from an approach that offers greater visibility while trying to minimize complexity and cost.

One of the key complaints of all companies is the volume of alerts they have to manage, often from a range of disparate systems. The optimal approach, proposed by XDR, is to aggregate this information and synthesize it in a way that reduces resources and obfuscation. Cynet’s RFP template enables you to minimize resources while assisting you to prioritize your actual cybersecurity concerns.

Cynet’s approach involves the definition of your cybersecurity into the following areas:

  • Monitor and Control: Synthesize all ongoing activities and define them according to frequency and priority. This increases visibility while reducing resource demands.
  • Prevent and Detect: Build a range of measures to minimize attack vectors and surfaces.
  • Investigate and Respond: Analyze all actual attacks using a toolkit for effective and efficient cybersecurity mitigation.
  • Infrastructure: Define all elements of your company network including data hubs, servers, and endpoints.
  • Operate: Now you’ve planned the work, time to work the plan.

Cynet’s RFP guide can assist your company in defining its optimal cybersecurity solution while avoiding being overburdened by extraneous data and alerts. Click here to download a copy of Cynet’s XDR RFP.