DALLAS, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --
What's the news? AT&T* is launching a managed
Extended Detection and Response (XDR) offering. The AT&T
Managed XDR solution features a cloud-based security platform with
security threat analytics, machine learning, and third-party
connectors to protect endpoint, network, and cloud assets with
automated and orchestrated malware prevention, threat detection,
and response. Through the combination of best-in-class technologies
and 24/7 security monitoring, AT&T Managed XDR helps
organizations to detect, respond, and recover faster and at scale
from security threats.
Why is this important?
Increasing complexities with
evolving architectures to support a hybrid workforce and securing
new business initiatives in edge computing are driving new
security requirements as attack surfaces are growing. At the same
time, cybercriminals are turning to highly evasive and more
lucrative strategies to exploit and profit from network
Using a legacy approach to threat detection and response will no
longer suffice. Security teams are struggling with too many alerts,
too much data, and not enough context. This is even more
challenging with limited staff and expertise. A managed solution
that offers cybersecurity expertise from trusted advisors can help
overburdened security teams to improve protection, detection, and
productivity. Further, a new approach to threat detection and
response is needed that deeply integrates best-in-class
technologies as well as existing investments made by customers.
What makes this XDR solution different?
Managed XDR extends threat detection and response from the endpoint
to the network to the cloud, providing broad visibility. Building
on the award-winning AT&T Unified Security Management (USM™)
platform which includes AT&T Alien Labs™ threat
intelligence and deep integrations to many third-party
products via AT&T AlienApps, it combines AT&T
Managed Endpoint Security with SentinelOne and AT&T Managed
Threat Detection & Response. Through this combination, AT&T
Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts provide 24x7 threat
monitoring and management of separate threat detection stacks for
greater network visibility and faster endpoint threat
Additionally, AT&T Alien Labs, with insights from the
AT&T Chief Security Office, and the AT&T Chief
Data Office, brings machine learning and security analytics to
AT&T Managed XDR. AT&T Alien Labs researchers in
combination with the Open Threat Exchange (OTX) platform
now automate the discovery of infrastructure used by threat
actors including for major ransomware operations. This innovative
approach provides early-stage, more predictive
identification of threats thus providing higher fidelity
detection of evolving threats for AT&T Managed XDR
AT&T Managed XDR offers platform onboarding, initial policy
tuning and training. Value-added services from AT&T Consulting
include design, deployment and support services, employee security
awareness training, and an incident response retainer service.
When will this new XDR solution be available?
Managed XDR is immediately available.
Rupesh Chokshi, VP, AT&T
"Given the complexities customers are facing
with digital transformation and protecting against increasing cyber
threats, the approach to monitoring and addressing threats needs to
evolve. Our managed XDR solution extends automated and orchestrated
managed detection and response with powerful new security analytics
and machine learning capabilities, enabling greater efficiency in
security operations and helping organizations to propel digital
transformation and drive revenue growth."
Christina Richmond, Program
VP, IDC Security Services
"XDR provides a critical path for
efficient threat detection and response, but one of the challenges
in rolling out an XDR solution can be the complexity of deployment
and fine-tuning of the platform — especially with the legacy tech
an organization may have in place. XDR solutions that provide both
advanced capabilities and services to support customers 24/7 will
be of greater value to organizations."
Where can I find more information?
Learn more about
AT&T Managed XDR here.
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