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Fortinet announces AI-powered XDR for threat detection, investigation, and response

The solution starts by leveraging the diverse security information shared across the Fortinet Security Fabric for correlation and analysis

Fortinet announced a new Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solution, FortiXDR, designed to reduce complexity, speed detection, and coordinate response to cyberattacks across the organization. FortiXDR is the only solution of its kind to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) for the investigation effort critical to incident response. Expanding on the cloud-native endpoint platform of FortiEDR, it enhances an organization’s Security Fabric and the threat protection powered by FortiGuard Labs security services. Specifically, FortiXDR can fully automate security operations processes typically handled by experienced security analysts to mitigate threats faster across the broad attack surface.

Rajesh Maurya, regional vice president, India and SAARC at Fortinet, said: “Cybercriminals are using sophisticated—and increasingly intelligent—tools to target vulnerable network edges resulting from digital innovation. As a result, organizations need smarter, faster security operations to combat sophisticated, organized cybercrime. FortiXDR is the only XDR solution that leverages artificial intelligence to replicate the hands-on investigation that otherwise leaves organizations playing catch up. Applied across the Security Fabric platform, it helps enterprises keep pace with today’s accelerating threat landscape, even for organizations limited by small teams and few tools.”

Fortinet says that FortiXDR is AI-powered by a patent-pending Dynamic Control Flow Engine and continually trained by the threat data and research of FortiGuard Labs as well as the frontline expertise of its incident responders.The solution starts by leveraging the diverse security information shared across the Fortinet Security Fabric for correlation and analysis, converting them into high fidelity security incidents.

These are then investigated by the AI engine, just as a seasoned security analyst would, to come to a final threat classification and scope. Finally, the best possible contextual responses are defined and can be automatically implemented to quickly remediate confirmed incidents.

Additionally, FortiXDR can ingest telemetry from more aspects of an organization than any other solution, increasing the chance of detecting and properly classifying attacks. It also covers more of the cyberkill chainstages and supports more points of response to mitigate the impact of an attack more effectively than competitive solutions.

All of this enables organizations to reduce mean time to detection (MTTD) and mean time to response (MTTR) while improving security operations efficiency and security posture. As a result, FortiXDR enables organizations to reduce the risk of missing potentially crippling cyber attacks like ransomware, phishing, and more, all while easing the burden on small security teams, said a statement from the company.

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