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How XDR Helps Break Silos and Simplify Security Integration

CrowdStrike's Nitin Varma on Bridging the Visibility Gap Through Consolidation
Nitin Varma, managing director, India and SAARC, CrowdStrike

XDR can help security organizations achieve better outcomes by ensuring simplification, consolidation, integration and automation in their cybersecurity environment. XDR integrates siloed security layers and helps to bridge the visibility gap, said Nitin Varma, managing director for India and SAARC at CrowdStrike.

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The first step toward consolidation is to tap the endpoints, which is a common domain, to integrate multiple agents for building visibility and reducing operational friction.

"XDR converts alerts from one domain into a full incident and is able to give a context to an analyst for faster investigation, detection and response side, and that is how it's a great tool for the SOC guys," Varma said. "From a security standpoint, it helps you simplify and reduce complexity."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Varma also discussed:

  • How XDR is facilitating the platform-centric approach in simplifying security;
  • The applications of generative AI in threat detection;
  • New ways to approach cybersecurity with the right investments.

Varma has more than 20 years of leadership experience in sales, operations and strategy. He has held multiple industry positions in enterprise, telecom and communications businesses and has managed large businesses at the national level.


About the Author

Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Vice President - Conferences, Asia, Middle East and Africa, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a group editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.




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