Choosing the Right XDR Strategy

A Comparative Analysis of SIEM-Driven and Alternative Approaches

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As cyberthreats continue to evolve, organizations are increasingly exploring Extended Detection and Response (XDR) to fortify their cybersecurity stance. At the same time, more vendors are joining the space, building their XDR solution on a different foundation — EDR, closed or native systems, cloud-based, AI-driven and more.

Regardless of their base, XDR solutions typically meet three common themes:

  1. It’s a combination of multiple security tools, consolidated into one platform.
  2. They leverage automation or AI to save time and improve security outcomes.
  3. The goal is to improve threat detection and incident response capabilities.

One intriguing avenue organizations are exploring is SIEM-driven XDR, which integrates Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) as a foundational layer to provide a more holistic approach to security.

In this video, Matt Warner, CTO and co-founder of Blumira, will:

  • Discuss the challenges SMBs face today
  • Define each type of XDR approach
  • Compare and contrast the benefits and challenges of each
  • Provide key considerations for choosing the right XDR solution
  • Choosing the Right XDR Strategy

Choosing the Right XDR Strategy



Matt Warner,
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and co-founderMatthew Warner

Matthew Warner is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Blumira, bringing nearly two decades of cybersecurity experience to the company. Prior to founding Blumira, Matthew served as Director of Security Services at NetWorks Group, an MSSP focused on compliance and ethical hacking.

Passionate about cybersecurity education, Matthew frequently shares practical advice to help resource-constrained SMBs improve their security through webinars, articles, podcasts and more. His genuine desire to help SMBs, often the most vulnerable to cyberattacks, strengthen their security posture shines through.

Matthew’s leadership and innovative problem-solving were recognized in 2022 when he received the CTO of the Year award from the Globee Cybersecurity Global Excellence Awards. He was specifically honored for his notable research uncovering additional Log4j vulnerabilities and contributions to Blumira’s 2022 State of Threat Detection and Response Report.