Intelligence is important, especially as regards cybersecurity.

To that end solutions which provide intelligence and allow security teams to monitor the gates of your organisation are incredibly alluring.

Today Trend Micro has announced that its XDR detection and response suite is now available in South Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

The selling point of XDR is that it collects and analyses data from emails, endpoints, servers, cloud workloads, and networks to feed valuable information to a security operations centre.

XDR aims to assist security teams in three ways. The first is that it reduces alert fatigue. With all of the data it has access to, XDR is able to help teams find a possible attack easily without the need to comb through a field of data.

The XDR dashboard provides contextual visual alerts so that you can see issues at a glance and take action.

Organisations can also make use of a public API to integrate XDR into their preferred security information and event management solution.

“Endpoint detection and response is only one piece of the whole detection and response puzzle. It’s great but it has limited reach, as it only collects data on the endpoints. To have integrated visibility across multiple security vectors is a top-priority item on any security operations centre’s to-do list. And XDR ticks that box,” says senior vice president for Trend Micro in Asia, Middle East and Africa, Dhanya Thakkar.

“There has been tremendous demand from our customers in the region for XDR capabilities since last year. Now they will be able to have the full XDR experience,” the SVP added.

Trend Micro XDR can be purchased outright or it can be made available as a managed service. We’ve asked Trend Micro to outline whether any local players are offering XDR as a managed service and as soon as we hear back from them we will update this story.

You can find out more about Trend Micro XDR at this URL.

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Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.