New Gurucul XDR for Real-Time Threat Detection & Incident Response

Gurucul XDR Provides “Single Pane of Risk” by Centralizing Extended Data from Siloed Third Party Security Tools and Applying Behavior-based Machine Learning to Drive Automated Responses to Threats
Gurucul XDR Provides “Single Pane of Risk” by Centralizing Extended Data from Siloed Third Party Security Tools and Applying Behavior-based Machine Learning to Drive Automated Responses to Threats

Gurucul, a leader in Unified Security and Risk Analytics technology, and the 2020 Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner for Best Cyber Security Risk Management, has released Gurucul XDR, a cloud-native analytics-driven platform that improves threat detection and incident response by applying ML analytics and advanced  risk scoring algorithms to cross-layered telemetry from existing security and IT systems, applications, platforms, networks and services.

Gurucul extended detection and response (XDR) significantly improves security operations effectiveness and productivity with extended data linking, out-of-the-box integrations, contextual ML analytics and risk-prioritized alerting that enables intelligent investigations and risk-based response automation.

According to Gartner, “XDR products aim to solve the primary challenges with SIEM products, such as effective detection of and response to targeted attacks, including native support for behavior analysis, threat intelligence, behavior profiling and analytics.”

Further, “the primary value propositions of an XDR product are to improve security operations productivity and enhance detection and response capabilities by including more security components into a unified whole that offers multiple streams of telemetry, presenting options for multiple forms of detection and concurrently enabling multiple methods of response.”

Saryu Nayyar, Gurucul Founder & CEO
Saryu Nayyar, Gurucul Founder & CEO

“Most XDR products are based on legacy platforms limited to siloed telemetry and threat detection, which makes it difficult to provide unified security operations capabilities,” explains Saryu Nayyar, CEO of Gurucul.

“Gurucul Cloud-native XDR is vendor-agnostic and natively built on a Big Data architecture that can process, contextually link, analyze, detect, and risk score extended data sets on a massive scale.”

“It uses contextual Machine Learning models and an advanced risk scoring engine to provide real-time threat detection and actionable risk-prioritized alerts that accelerate investigations, threat hunting and automate risk responses,” added Nayyar.

Gurucul and Jeff Pollard, vice president and principal analyst at research and advisory firm Forrester recently presented a webinar on how Cloud-Native Analytics Driven XDR Drives Better Threat Detection & Response.

Gurucul XDRTo access this webinar recording to learn more about the converging space of XDR and Security Analytics, please click here.

Putting the “X” into XDR

Gurucul XDR goes beyond traditional XDR solutions by unifying data from a broader cross-section of security components including endpoints, networks, servers, cloud platforms, applications, IoT, SIEM, identity sources, and more.

The platform’s contextual telemetry-based ML analytics reduces false positives by distilling events into risk-prioritized alerts that enable security teams to detect and respond to threats faster and more efficiently.

Meanwhile, Gurucul XDR’s out-of-the-box machine learning models support a wide range of horizontal and industry specific use cases.

Additionally, Gurucul XDR enables organizations to create custom behavior models without coding for unique predictive security analytics use cases.

Reducing Case Resolution Time by 67%, Gurucul XDR provides the following capabilities that are proven to improve incident response times by nearly 70%:

Surgical Response

  • Automate response actions with risk-based triggers and orchestration playbooks

  • Customize machine learning models to automate responses based on specific triggers

  • Automate workflows to execute the right response and mitigate threats

  • Based on newly discovered threat patterns, use pre-built threat categorizations to prioritize threat hunting

Gurucul Real-Time XDR Automation
Gurucul Real-Time XDR Automation – automatically collects, correlates, links, and analyzes data from all your security components.

Intelligent Centralized Investigation

  • Based on unified risk score, prioritize users and entities for investigation

  • Visualize the entire kill chain to investigate incidents

  • Accelerate investigations using big data to mine linked users, accounts, entitlements, structured and unstructured data, along with risk score and peer group analytics

  • Search across any combination of structured and unstructured data for a 360 view of user and entity behavior

  • Unify telemetry logs for contextual searches on big data for root-cause analysis after-the-fact and reduce investigation time

Rapid Incident Correlation and Causation 

  • Contain threats across multiple layers faster with detailed correlation and contextual data

  • Leverage automated incident timelines that create smart links of the entire attack lifecycle for pre and post incident analysis

  • Effectively trace attack origin and reconstruct steps with intelligent risk-prioritized telemetry data

  • Use AI to uncover behavior patterns and data relationships that map to search profile

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Gurucul XDR is available immediately from the company and its business partners worldwide.

GURUCUL Takes Platinum in THE 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program is in its Fifth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.

2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the much heralded AST ‘ASTORS’ Awards Winners Presentations and exclusive Luncheon at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC has been canceled and rescheduled for 2021 due to the virus.

Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today
Mike Madsen, Publisher, American Security Today

However, the 2020 ‘ASTORS’  Homeland Security Awards Program was again a huge success and many new categories were added including a section for COVID-19 Detection and Innovation.


Best Cyber Security Risk Management

  • Gurucul Unified Security & Risk Analytics

  • Gurucul Unified Security & Risk Analytics is a cloud-native data science driven platform that unifies key Cyber Defense Center functions to enable contextual, risk-prioritized decisions for automating security controls.

  • It enables organizations to predict, detect and prevent cyber security breaches by ingesting and analyzing massive amounts of data from virtually any source, including network, IT systems, cloud platforms, applications, IoT, and more.

Gurucul – One Platform for All Cyber Risks: Security, Identity and Fraud
  • Gurucul provides a comprehensive view of user/entity behaviors and detects risky outliers using a library of advanced machine learning (ML) models and identity-centric data science, artificial intelligence (AI), anomaly detection and predictive risk-scoring algorithms to identify abnormal behaviors and activities indicative of security threats.

  • By generating contextual, risk-prioritized alerts in real-time, Gurucul Unified Security & Risk Analytics can automatically mitigate threats before damage occurs from a wide range of cyber security threats including malicious insiders, privileged access abuse, fraud, account compromise/ hijacking/ sharing, data exfiltration, DLP and IP protection, trusted host and entity compromise, ransomware, and APT/stealth attacks that lay dormant between various stages of a cyberattack.

  • Gurucul Unified Security and Risk Analytics combines intelligent threat hunting, log aggregation, network traffic analysis, SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation and Response) and UEBA (User and Entity Behavior Analytics) capabilities into one integrated platform to address both known and unknown threats, identify risky user behavior and automatically respond to security incidents.

  • *Gurucul was also recognized in the 2019, 2018 and 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.

Gurucul new logoGurucul is a global cyber security and fraud analytics company that is changing the way organizations protect their most valuable assets, data and information from insider and external threats both on-premises and in the cloud.

Gurucul XDR combines machine learning behavior profiling with predictive risk-scoring algorithms to predict, prevent and detect breaches.

Gurucul technology is used by Global 1000 companies and government agencies to fight cyber fraud, IP theft, insider threat and account compromise as well as for log aggregation, compliance and risk based security orchestration and automation for real-time extended detection and response.

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The 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alert, X.Labs and Reed Expositionsevery one a returning Sponsor from 2019.

Why American Security Today?

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The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

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The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

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AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

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It will be your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2020 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitgate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

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1Gartner, Inc., “Innovation Insight for Extended Detection and Response,” by Peter Firstbrook and Craig Lawson, 19 March 2020 

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