[Cisco] From EDR to XDR and Beyond: The Evolution of Endpoint Security
Cyber threats are constantly evolving, leading to the development of new cybersecurity approaches in recent years. One of the most important advancements is Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), which emerged in the early 2010s to detect and respond to threats on individual endpoints.
However, as cyber attacks became more sophisticated and targeted, EDR solutions were seen as limited in their ability to protect entire digital ecosystems. To address this, Extended Detection and Response (XDR) was developed to include other sources of threat data such as network traffic, cloud environments, and email systems. This article will explore the history and evolution of EDR and XDR, highlighting their importance in today's rapidly changing cybersecurity landscape and their value to businesses in securing their digital assets.