January 10, 2024 by Ed Smith
Over the last few years, the evolution of cybersecurity strategies has seen a significant shift toward a more layered, nuanced, and, in many cases, advanced approach. Among these advancements, Network Detection and Response (NDR) has emerged as a critical component that continues to become more widely recognized and accepted across the industry for its efficacy in bolstering cybersecurity defenses.
NDR’s recognition is underpinned by the SOC Visibility Triad, which advocates for a balanced integration of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), and NDR.
The SOC Visibility Triad underscores the importance of having diverse yet complementary security tools. NDR's role within this triad is pivotal, addressing gaps that EDR alone cannot fill and providing a more holistic view of network activity. The strategic integration of NDR with existing EDR solutions is not just an additive measure, but a transformative step in enhancing security operations.
As the digital landscape evolves and threats become increasingly sophisticated, the need for comprehensive security measures, such as NDR, is more important now than ever before. NDR's rise to prominence is a testament to its proven effectiveness in detecting and responding to threats that bypass traditional endpoint-focused defenses.
In this blog, I will explore the top 10 reasons why adding NDR to your defensive tool belt is crucial, even when EDR solutions are already in place. These reasons highlight the unique advantages of NDR, illustrating how it fills critical security gaps and improves operational efficiency.
In conclusion, a layered approach, blending the strengths of EDR's endpoint-focused insights with NDR's expansive network visibility, addresses the increasingly complex and sophisticated nature of cyber threats. NDR offers broad coverage across various devices, enhanced detection capabilities, and invaluable support for investigation and forensics.
Corelight’s Open NDR Platform is based on open source and proprietary technologies. We deliver NSM, IDS, and PCAP functionality in a single architecture that easily integrates with your existing toolstack, including leading EDR, XDR, and SIEM providers. It is quick to deploy, easily scalable, and highly customizable to fit your team’s unique requirements. We accelerate incident response by providing analysts with the broadest range of detection coverage including ML, behavioral, signature, and threat intel. Our generative AI workflow automation and direct access to the correlated data reduces MTTD and MTTR and improves SOC efficiency. You can read more about why customers trust our Open NDR Platform and support team to help defend their organizations on our G2 page.