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Extended detection and response (XDR) is a natural extension of the endpoint detection and response (EDR) concept, in which behaviors that occur after threat prevention controls act are further inspected for potentially malicious, suspicious, or risky activity that warrant mitigation. The difference is simply the location (endpoint or beyond) where the behaviors occur. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms recognizes Fortinet as a Visionary and, we believe, is well suited for organizations seeking an integrated XDR security platform.

XDR solutions are increasingly popular as organizations recognize the inefficiencies, and in many cases ineffectiveness, of security infrastructures comprised of many individual “best-of-breed” security products deployed from different vendors over time. Common challenges arising from this point-product approach include:

  • Gaps in security: with each product operating in its own silo, opportunities often arise for cyberattacks to enter in between
  • Too much security information: with each product generating individual alerts and other information, security teams can easily miss indicators of cyberattacks
  • Uncoordinated response: with each product operating independently, it falls on the human operator to share information and coordinate response actions 

Based on these experiences, many organizations are looking to consolidate security vendors and products in favor of integrated solution sets.

Fortinet Named a Visionary in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Fortinet has been named a Visionary in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Endpoint Protection Platforms. We believe this is due to continued development and customer satisfaction. FortiXDR has matured into a unique platform, increasing integration and differentiation due to further development with Fortinet Security Fabric.

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Features and Benefits

While plenty of security vendors offer multi-product suites or even portfolio-wide license agreements, they only simplify the procurement process rather than improve security posture and operations. With FortiXDR and the Fortinet Security Fabric, organizations benefit from:

Broad and integrated security controls that cover the entire digital attack surface.
Consistently top-rated security controls based on independent testing by third-party labs.
Fully-automated incident detection, investigation, and remediation.

FortiXDR Use Cases

The Fortinet Security Fabric provides visibility and control across an organization’s entire digital attack surface. FortiXDR is a cloud native, cross-product detection and response solution that adds fully-automated incident identification, investigation, and remediation across that Security Fabric.

As a result, organizations with limited security staff, expertise, tools, and/or processes can effectively and efficiently detect, investigate, and remediate potential security incidents that might otherwise go unnoticed until it’s too late.

Security Operation

Security Operations

To keep up with the volume, sophistication, and speed of today’s cyber threats, you need AI-driven security operations that can function at machine speed. Fortinet Security Operations enables advanced threat detection, response capabilities, centralized security monitoring, and optimization to easily be added across the entire Fortinet Security Fabric.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook and Chris Silva, 31 December 2022.

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