SIEM solutions are designed to support threat detection, compliance and security incident management. But as the threat landscape evolves, they are having a hard time keeping pace. SIEMs are great for collecting and analyzing large volumes of log events and other data, but rarely provide improved detection fidelity and often lack complete, automated incident response capabilities. As a result, the security industry is experiencing a shift towards XDR, which unifies security-relevant telemetry from endpoint, network, cloud, identity, and other business systems to provide full visibility across the entire IT ecosystem. XDR goes beyond the characteristics of a traditional SIEM, offering more effective security, faster workflows, and holistic incident management.
There are, however, significant differences between XDR vendors – especially between those that offer open XDR vs. native XDR platforms. Native XDR is designed as an all-in-one platform from a single vendor. This means that all the integrations and telemetry sources are part of the solution itself, which may lead to faster deployment and shorter time to value. But as organizations grow, they often want to invest in multiple third-party and best-of-breed solutions. To achieve better visibility and integrate an XDR solution with all the security intelligence and telemetry sources in your environment, regardless of the vendor, you’ll need an open XDR platform. Other distinct differences between open XDR vs. native XDR vs. SIEM include: