Why Choose the Respond Analyst over Cortex XDR?

To find security incidents faster, organizations require a solution that is simple to deploy, provides an open architecture and includes built-in intelligence removing the need for extensive content writing.  If you are thinking about Extended Detection and Response to solve these issues, see how the Respond Analyst stacks up against Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR.

  The Respond Analyst XDR Engine Palo Alto Networks Cortex XDR
Integrations Active Directory, EDR, EPP, IDS/IPS, Vulnerability Scan data, web filtering Endpoint security and NGFW
Third Party Support Over 65 best-of-breed vendors Log collection for some firewalls and authentication tools
Data Flow Streaming Unknown
Built-in intelligence Yes Content writing (rules & playbooks) required
Maintenance-free Yes No
SOAR Integration Cortex XSOAR, IBM Resilient Systems, ServiceNow ITSM, Splunk Phantom Cortex XSOAR
Health Check for Security Sensors Yes No
Real-time Visibility Included Additional cost
Data Lake & SIEM Support AT&T AlienVault, AWS S3, Devo, Elastic Search, Google Cloud Storage, IBM QRadar, Micro Focus ArcSight, Palo Alto Cortex Data Lake, Splunk, SumoLogic Cortex Data Lake
Investigative Actions Please visit our Packaging page Unknown
Operational Effectiveness High Low
Time Savings Tens to hundreds of hours per week Unknown

The Respond Analyst XDR Engine

The Respond Analyst is the simple, open and intelligent XDR engine that finds and scopes incidents in real-time.  It makes decisions at machine speed to force multiply tier one monitoring.


Deploys in hours and constantly learns without tuning, coding or content writing. Cloud-native, so you don’t have to manage infrastructure.


Choose best-of-breed controls to modernize your sensor grid.  Works with over 65 vendor offerings across important categories such as EDR, IPS, Web Filtering, EPP, Vulnerability Scanning, Authentication, and more.


Connects the SOC’s disparate evidence using probabilistic mathematics and Integrated Reasoning to determine the likelihood that events are malicious and important enough to escalate.

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The Respond Analyst, an XDR Engine Data Sheet

The Respond Analyst, an XDR Engine, is the first decision automation system for cybersecurity. With the speed, scale and consistency, the Respond Analyst is ready to go to work, out-of-the-box.