AT&T XDR

AT&T today unveiled a managed extended detection and response (XDR) offering featuring a cloud-based security platform with security threat analytics, machine learning and third-party connectors.

The solution is designed to protect endpoint, network, and cloud assets with automated and orchestrated malware prevention, threat detection and response.

Federal agencies are required to have such solutions in place under President Joe Biden’s May 12 Executive Order. Though no exact recommendations or deadline was announced, the AT&T solution may be an option for federal agencies to meet the executive order’s requirements. In mid-May AT&T launched a security solution designed for government agencies.

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There will be opportunities for AT&T’s new service in the corporate market as well. Research and Markets expects the threat intelligence market to grow at an 8.3% compounded annual rate through 2027.

Hackers are seeing new opportunities from the complex architectures that are emerging to support a hybrid workforce and with attack surfaces growing along with the expansion of edge computing. Many legacy solutions aren’t designed to handle some of the new use cases.

AT&T said that its managed solution offers cybersecurity expertise from trusted advisors that can help overburdened security teams to improve protection, detection and productivity.

AT&T Managed XDR extends threat detection and response from the endpoint to the network to the cloud, building on the AT&T Unified Security Management (USM) platform and deep integrations into many third-party products.

AT&T Managed XDR, which is available now, features platform onboarding, initial policy tuning and training.

“Given the complexities customers are facing with digital transformation and protecting against increasing cyber threats, the approach to monitoring and addressing threats needs to evolve,” said Rupesh Chokshi, AT&T Cybersecurity vice president, in a prepared statement. “Our managed XDR solution extends automated and orchestrated managed detection and response with powerful new security analytics and machine learning capabilities, enabling greater efficiency in security operations and helping organizations to propel digital transformation and drive revenue growth.”

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