XDR represents a significant advancement in enterprise threat detection and response technology. This report explains how XDR solutions work and the ways in which XDR complements—or is an alternative to—SIEM/SOAR-based SecOps architectures.
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Managing Principal Analyst
As Managing Principal Analyst, Eric oversees research quality, innovation, and staff development within the Omdia Cyber research group. He also serves as the lead analyst for Omdia's Cybersecurity Operations (SecOps) Intelligence Service research practice, guiding vendor, service provider, and enterprise clients. He provides thought-leading analysis on technologies, trends, and innovations in enterprise security operations centers (SOCs), and specifically the thread detection, investigation, and response (TDIR) lifecycle.
In addition to SecOps, he contributes to Omdia Cyber’s coverage of mergers, acquisitions, industry events, and other overarching cybersecurity market trends globally, and also oversees Omdia Cyber’s social media efforts, including the Omdia research page on Dark Reading.
Eric has been covering, researching, or speaking on topics related to enterprise information technology for approximately 20 years. Prior to joining Omdia (formerly Ovum) in 2019, Eric spent four years at GlobalData (formerly Current Analysis), where his research focused on tracking and analyzing enterprise network security product segments, as well as top-tier enterprise security vendor technology and strategy.
Eric previously spent 15 years as a technology journalist and a multimedia editor at leading B2B publisher TechTarget, most recently serving as executive editor for the Security Media Group. He is a nine-time ASBPE award winner, the B2B publishing industry's most prestigious award for excellence.
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