Forrester Names Palo Alto Networks a Leader In XDR
With Cortex XDR, Palo Alto Networks Is Recognised as a Leader in the 2024 Forrester Wave for Extended Detection and Response Platforms
Posted: Friday, Jun 07
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Forrester Names Palo Alto Networks a Leader In XDR

SYDNEY, Australia, June 7, 2024 — Palo Alto Networks’ tool Cortex XDR has been recognised as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Platforms, Q2 2024, with several acknowledgments:

  • Commitment to Disruption – Evident from our monetary investment in R&D and continuous delivery of quality features.
  • Empowering Analysts – To detect and respond effectively.
  • Enhancements – Centered on enabling more platform features and analytics for identity and cloud.

The Forrester Wave for Extended Detection and Response Platforms

The Forrester Wave is an evaluation intended to help buyers make informed decisions on technology products. The analysts at Forrester assess each vendor for the strength of their offering, strategy and market presence. The evaluation itself is a thorough analysis of each of these areas, coupled with a product demonstration and firsthand testimonials from reference customers.

Each area of the evaluation receives a score, allowing customers to evaluate individual criteria quantitatively and compare these results between vendors. Cortex XDR received the top score possible: 5 out of 5, in a majority of the criteria evaluated. Forrester describes a score of 5 as “Superior relative to others in this evaluation”. A few areas are worth highlighting among the rest:

  • Vision (5/5) – Cortex XDR’s vision is to set the foundation of SecOps transformation, leading with a prevention-first approach to security at the endpoint, owning the accountability for detection and response with AI-driven analytics, and enabling consolidation to a single platform for the SOC.
  • AI & Machine Learning (5/5) – Cortex XDR uses thousands of machine learning models for threat prevention, detection, user and entity risk scoring, as well as incident prioritisation applied to data from all integrated sources.
  • Endpoint Protection (5/5) – Cortex XDR manages prevention, detection and response from a single console, with out-of-the-box prevention profiles that deliver immediate protection against advanced threats.
  • Innovation (5/5) – The approach to innovation for Cortex XDR is grounded in a deep understanding of the needs and challenges of security operations, resulting in continuous advancements that enable customers to outpace their adversaries.
  • Additional Detection Surfaces (5/5) – Cortex XDR ingests, normalises and runs analytics on a wide range of first-party and third-party telemetry for detection, from network security products, cloud providers, identity systems and many others.

Cortex XDR also received a score of 5/5 in the following areas: response, threat hunting, administrative controls, analyst experience, deployment model, training and community.

About Palo Alto Networks

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