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Identity Detection & Response (IDR) as a Solution for Identity-Based Attacks

by Attivo Networks

Authored on: Aug 31, 2021

Identity Detection and Response (IDR) is a new security category explicitly designed to protect identities and the systems that manage them. IDR is not a replacement but instead, a complement to Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Extended Detection and Response (XDR), Network Detection and Response (NDR), formerly known as Network Traffic Analysis, and other detection solutions.

IDR is unlike these other solutions in that it looks for credential theft, misuse, privilege escalation, and identity exposures that create attack opportunities. IDR fills a significant gap in the identity security landscape, differentiating itself from identity protection systems such as Identity and Access Management (IAM), Privilege Access Management (PAM), or Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) that secure authentication and authorization. It represents a significant step forward, marking the introduction of a new category of security solutions.

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