The First True XDR Solution

It has been a uniquely amazing week for me and for Cybereason. We started the week by sharing LogOut4Shell—a free vaccine we developed to prevent the Log4Shell vulnerability from being exploited. Then we hosted DefenderCon ’21 and launched Cybereason XDR powered by Google Cloud

That was all before Wednesday.


We invited partners, customers, and prospects to join us at Gillette Stadium here outside of Boston, or virtually over streaming video for our inaugural DefenderCon event. I had the distinct privilege of opening the event with General Joseph Dunford (Ret.)—former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. We sat down to talk about his career and the insight it has given him on facing cyber adversaries. 

It was an incredible opportunity for us to honor Defenders like you who are out there on the front line protecting organizations from cyber threats. It was also a chance to discuss the challenges we face and best practices for addressing them and share our vision of what the road ahead looks like as we continue to work together to reverse the adversary advantage.

Cybereason XDR powered by Google Cloud

One of the highlights of our DefenderCon event was a session with my co-founder Yonatan and Anton Chuvakin, Head of Security Solution Strategy at Google Cloud, to reveal Cybereason XDR powered by Google Cloud

This is the first output of our partnership with Google Cloud. More importantly, though, it is the first true XDR solution. There are lots of vendors claiming to offer XDR that in reality is just enhanced EDR. That is not really XDR—and it is not good enough.

It is marketing sleight-of-hand. It reminds me of when the world was getting ready for the rollout of 4G and 5G cellular service, and some mobile providers just tweaked and rebranded their existing cellular service to give the illusion that they were offering the new, faster service. It wasn’t real. It was a slightly enhanced version of what everyone else already had. 

That is the XDR market today: slightly enhanced versions of existing cybersecurity tools - just endpoint extensions for the most part, but with a fresh coat of paint to repackage them as “XDR.” Our AI-driven Cybereason XDR Platform combines the Cybereason MalOp, which analyzes over 23 trillion security events per week, with Google Cloud’s unrivaled ability to ingest petabytes of data and deliver planetary-scale protection. This combination of technology makes the difference. This is what makes Cybereason the XDR company.

The Cybereason and Google Cloud partnership has enabled us to create the most powerful unified XDR solution available today, and plant a flag that establishes Cybereason as the leader in XDR.

Win As One

This week has been remarkable, and it has accelerated our unbelievable momentum as we prepare for 2022. 

I founded Cybereason with a mission to reverse the adversary advantage and be the champion of Defenders everywhere. This is why we do what we do. Let’s go Win As One. 

Lior Div
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Lior Div

Lior Div, CEO and co-founder of Cybereason, began his career and later served as a Commander in the famed Unit 8200. His team conducted nation-state offensive operations with a 100% success rate for penetration of targets. He is a renowned expert in hacking operations, forensics, reverse engineering, malware analysis, cryptography and evasion. Lior has a very unique perspective on the most advanced attack techniques and how to leverage that knowledge to gain an advantage over the adversary. This perspective was key to developing an operation-centric approach to defending against the most advanced attacks and represents the direction security operations must take to ensure a future-ready defense posture.

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