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Overwatch XDR delivers powerful open extended detection and response (Open XDR) for end-to-end cybersecurity solutions.

Cybercrime is rampant and businesses are demanding more from their security providers. Cloud adoption and work from home or anywhere – on any device – are blurring infrastructure boundaries as never before, creating an ever-expanding surface for cyberattacks. Overwatch XDR condenses the entire surface into an intelligent, manageable stream for more robust security, better threat identification and faster responses.

What is Open XDR?

Open Extended Detection and Response (Open XDR) is a vendor-agnostic XDR solution that consolidates multiple security products into a single platform to better detect and respond to threats. This centralized platform empowers security teams to more quickly and easily identify threats and breaches and provides context around incidents that can bolster and speed up response and remediation.

Open XDR Infrastructure

The ability to achieve robust XDR through integration with existing infrastructure
“Limitless” potential to adopt and integrate new technologies (as opposed to single-vendor solution limits)
Future-proof ability to adopt new and cutting-edge infrastructure and security solutions

What is Open XDR?

Open Extended Detection and Response (Open XDR) is a vendor-agnostic XDR solution that consolidates multiple security products into a single platform to better detect and respond to threats. This centralized platform empowers security teams to more quickly and easily identify threats and breaches and provides context around incidents that can bolster and speed up response and remediation.

Open XDR Infrastructure

The ability to achieve robust XDR through integration with existing infrastructure
“Limitless” potential to adopt and integrate new technologies (as opposed to single-vendor solution limits)
Future-proof ability to adopt new and cutting-edge infrastructure and security solutions

Overwatch XDR

Overwatch XDR from High Wire Networks is a turnkey solution built from best-in-class technologies and a best-practices security framework from the Overwatch Cybersecurity team. It’s an integral part of our managed cybersecurity services suite, delivering AI-powered Open XDR solutions from the market-leading team and tools in the Overwatch 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC).

Overwatch XDR Platform Features

Built-in integration with other Overwatch solutions
Integration with other systems, for GRC and more
APIs for data export
Built-in event-response and case-management capabilities:
  • Create a trouble ticket
  • Trigger email, Slack and restful API alerts
  • Automatically send out PDF reports
  • Signal firewalls to take appropriate action
Comprehensive, automatic sensor-based data collection
Physical (on-premises) and cloud visibility
Integrated IDS/IPS paired with AI to reduce false positives
50,000+ detections for known and unknown behaviors, mapped to the cybersecurity kill chai
Simple, easy-to-use GUI dashboards
Advanced analytics and data-lake mining
Built-in integration with other Overwatch solutions
Integration with other systems, for GRC and more
APIs for data export
Built-in event-response and case-management capabilities:
  • Create a trouble ticket
  • Trigger email, Slack and restful API alerts
  • Automatically send out PDF reports
  • Signal firewalls to take appropriate action


Benefits of Overwatch XDR

Overwatch XDR arms High Wire cybersecurity partners with a market-leading solution that delivers operational and security benefits to MSPs, MSSPs and their customers. Like all Overwatch cybersecurity solutions, managed XDR from Overwatch is backed by experienced channel and cybersecurity teams.

Track Threats in Real-Time with Overwatch XDR

Overwatch XDR’s end-to-end visibility lets you see in real-time how a threat is manifesting step-by-step in your infrastructure.

This graphical representation of an actual attack shows all the network points touched and all the logical and physical associations within the attack. Analysts can use alerts to visually compare telemetry data with graphical analysis for an enriched view of the event. Most importantly, these views are generated automatically (without taking up analyst time) on an incident-by-incident basis, facilitating rapid and effective response.

Security Benefits

  • Protects your entire attack surface
  • Enhances existing infrastructure with superpowered AI
  • Delivers best-in-class intelligence regardless of existing security products and services
  • Deploys across network, cloud and endpoint infrastructure
  • Generates exponential improvements in detection (MTTD) and response (MTTR) times
  • Developed and delivered by High Wire’s market-leading SOC team

Cost Benefits

  • Leverages existing infrastructure
  • Fewer incidents to manage and recover from
  • Faster recovery time
  • Expandable and extensible in vendor-agnostic fashion
  • Streamlined sourcing and ops

Overwatch XDR Resources

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Open XDR FAQs

There’s a lot of chatter – and confusion – about extended detection and response (XDR) and security intelligence and event management (SIEM) similarities, differences and compatibility. Most of this confusion stems from the limitations of traditional closed XDR solutions that do not have SIEM’s logging and compliance capabilities—an example of vendor-supplied XDR weaknesses. Those vendors sometimes bundle XDR and SIEM in an attempt to close some of those gaps. Open XDR solutions like Overwatch XDR are open and extensible by design. As a result, Open XDR powers integrations that can deliver more unified and intelligent threat detection, reducing the false positives often generated by SIEM while also meeting compliance needs for logging and data retention. (For these reasons, Open XDR is sometimes referred to as Next-Gen SIEM.)
No. XDR includes endpoint detection and response (EDR), but not the other way around. EDR became a first-wave security focal point to address the sprawling risks associated with remote work business models. It’s valuable, but it’s a single-point solution. Extended detection and response (XDR) covers endpoints and other infrastructure that need monitoring and protection— email, cloud infrastructure, network and server infrastructure, etc. Unifying inputs from these sources provides more comprehensive and contextually enriched data that empowers better threat intelligence and faster incident remediation across all attack vectors, including endpoints.
Yes. Open XDR can be provided as a managed service like any other security service. Overwatch XDR is delivered as a service through Overwatch cybersecurity partners by the same award-winning security experts behind Overwatch Managed SOC services.

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