Palo Alto Networks extensive investment in research and development elevates Cortex XDR to a proactive leader in the realm of extended detection and response platforms, markedly distinguishing it from Trend Micro’s offerings. This commitment to R&D fuels the integration of cutting-edge technologies, like artificial intelligence and machine learning, into Cortex XDR and ensures it surpasses traditional EDR solutions' capabilities.
As demonstrated by the 2023 MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK Evaluations (Turla), Cortex XDR more effectively weaves together insights from network detection and next-generation antivirus solutions to surpass the threat detection limitations in Trend Micro’s approach. This comprehensive combination offers a panoramic view of security threats, enabling organizations to discern and respond to complex threats across their endpoints with unprecedented intelligence and precision. The substantial R&D efforts by Palo Alto Networks manifest in Cortex XDR not just as a product but as a beacon of innovation in cybersecurity, setting a new benchmark for intelligence in threat detection and response.
Here’s what made it a trusted platform:
Palo Alto Networks broad range of products and seamless integration make Cortex XDR stand out, especially compared to Trend Micro’s Vision One XDR. Cortex XDR is more than just a quick threat detection and analysis tool with its user behavior analytics and forensic capabilities. It's also a gateway to an advanced suite of security operations solutions from Cortex, including XSIAM, XSOAR and Xpanse.
Cortex XSIAM® takes security operations to the next level with AI-driven analytics, while Cortex XSOAR® simplifies and speeds up how security incidents are managed and resolved through automation and orchestration. Cortex Xpanse® expands this protection by focusing on attack surface exposures and risks, helping to identify and secure potential weak spots.
Cortex XDR's ability to bring broad visibility into one easy-to-use, cloud-based system is just the start. This setup makes managing security simpler and sharpens real-time threat detection, boosting overall security.
On the other hand, Trend Micro’s limitations, particularly in its manual sandbox that is pay-as-you-go and the lack of integrated user behavior analysis could leave gaps in protection. Palo Alto Networks offers a more complete solution, with Cortex XDR as the foundation, allowing organizations to smoothly upgrade to more advanced security programs as their needs grow. Cortex XDR provides tailored threat detection and investigation intelligence by:
Cortex XDR's market recognition, underscored by its many industry accolades and customer endorsements, sets it apart from other XDR solutions in the market.
Cortex XDR recently outperformed Trend Micro — and all other XDR vendors — in the 2023 MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK Evaluations (Turla). Cortex XDR was the only vendor with 100% Prevention and 100% Analytic Coverage, showcasing its unmatched ability to defend against sophisticated threats. Furthermore, Cortex XDR delivered 49.6% more technique-level detections — the highest level of detections possible — than Trend Micro because it can continuously process the thread-level data that provides the context to answer why an adversary performed an action. In contrast, Trend Micro had no detections for 23.1% of substeps, while Cortex XDR had a 0.0% miss rate.
Cortex XDR was named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP). Gartner highlighted Cortex XDR’s completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Enterprise readiness and an intuitive display are key supporting reasons for Cortex XDR’s market leadership. Cortex XDR’s central console enables analysts to manage, investigate, hunt and respond to incidents. Meanwhile, Trend Micro lacks a centralized action center and doesn't offer a single investigative interface that combines network and endpoint data, user behavior analytics (UBA), EDR and mitigation tools.
Here’s what makes Cortex XDR’s integrations more open and flexible to the needs of growing organizations:
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* Based on an analysis of Cortex XDR customer environments.
† Palo Alto Networks SOC analysis showing reduced investigation time from 40 minutes to 5 minutes.