Stellar Cybers To Release Universal EDR On Its Open XDR Platform

Enterprise Security Magazine | Monday, January 17, 2022

Universal EDR is the industry's first open, high-fidelity XDR technology that enables the unification and amplification of data from all EDRs.

FREMONT, CA: With the rise of advanced persistent threats (APTs) and other sophisticated cyberattacks, endpoint detection and response (EDR) has become necessary for security teams. An EDR's role is to proactively monitor, detect, and remediate or isolate endpoint device hazards as they occur. Stellar Cyber, the pioneer of Open XDR, has come up with a Universal EDR, an open, heterogeneous Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) platform that optimizes and augments event and warning data from any single or combination of EDRs from any vendor. Using the Stellar Cyber Open XDR platform, data from various EDRs is suitably processed to produce coherent, low-noise findings independent of the EDR source. As a result, high-fidelity detection of real-world assault activity is operationalized for rapid reaction. Thus, Universal EDR preserves the openness of the Stellar Cyber platforms while combining data from third-party EDRs or multiple EDRs as if they were native to the platform. Simultaneously, businesses can switch EDRs or employ several EDRs, and Universal EDR will automatically calibrate the data for more precise attack detection overall.

“With this announcement, Stellar Cyber can enable enterprises and MSSPs to retain investments in and increase the value of any existing EDR tool within an XDR environment,” states Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst and ESG Fellow. “Users can now enhance their favorite EDR tools with full integration into an XDR platform, combining their EDR data with telemetry from other security tools and obtaining greater visibility.”

Through a bidirectional data flow, optimized data pathways, and integrated resource assessment "including monitoring for container builds and changes, Kubernetes execution, and server activities interacting with endpoints," the Stellar Cyber platform protects organizations' investments in EDRs. It enables them to detect and mitigate attack activity early. Along with refining individual EDRs' data for faster, more accurate attack detection, Universal EDR enhances the precision of an EDR's notifications.

Stellar Cybers Universal EDR provides ready-to-consume EDR integration and data optimization without needing the customer to perform manual integration. This dramatically accelerates time to value. Simultaneously, Stellar Cyber enhances existing EDR security solutions by enabling SOC teams to act more swiftly on results from existing EDRs or by supplementing that data with crucial alert data from other vital systems (SIEM/NDR, for example).

“Some XDR vendors can do one-way or even two-way integrations between their core platform and third-party EDR products, but that’s not really enough to ensure accurate detection and response it requires careful study and treatment of EDR alert and event data with critical enrichment to evolve from simply alerting to truly informing. In addition, as environments change and evolve, a company may need more EDR integrations,” states Sam Jones, VP of Product Management at Stellar Cyber. “With Universal EDR, our platform performs automated integration, customized data processing, and event correlation to deliver the best detections and faster responses regardless of which EDR product is being used.”

“For a company that doesn't build an in-house EDR, we find ourselves at the leading edge of endpoint-based security research,” states Aimei Wei, Founder, and CTO at Stellar Cyber. “This gives our customers full confidence that they can integrate their EDR of choice and get outstanding results through the Stellar Cyber Open XDR platform.”

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