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Palp alto TRAP XDR cortex

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Is it safe to install paloalto cortex XDR solution?

If we install in our premises then our client machine data may get compromised if cortex scan for  malware on cloud. Then what is the use of proxy broker server. I want my data must be safe and it should on premises only. If my data my ip will be save on cloud then how i will be secured. What is the architecture of cortex? what is the function of this proxy server?


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Hi @paloalto_mpd

answering your questions. 

Yes it is safe to install cortex xdr 

You can install xdr in VMs, and on premise endpoints, kubernetes.... so you can have your cloud also protected. If I understood you properly

For the architecture check this doc:

Basically our xdr tenant in the cloud receives all kind of logs from agents (installed in different platforms as mentioned above), and also network logs, 3rd-party ... you name it. In our cloud tenant we do process them with the analytics engine correlating and stitching all together to be more accurate in our detections and at the same time enriching your alerts and incidents with all the mentioned logs. So we do not just give alerts, we also provide the context in which those alerts and incidents happened saving thousands of hours to the analysts that have the majority of the work already done by xdr (but of course not all the job, there are still a bit if human intelligence to be added from the security analysts).

About the Broker VM, it has several funcionts: 

  1. Can act as a proxy for your isolated endpoints communicating them with the  tenant in the cloud
  2. Be the satellite (kind of redhat term) to distribute your agent and content updates
  3. Can buffer your logs coming from your infrastructure and on the way to the tenant in case of internet outage so you dont lose security events that can spot your real incidents. 

Hope this helped. Please feel free to click on like or recommend if this was helpful for you.




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