How AI-powered XDR can secure the hybrid workforce - S.G.E


A year ago, NOV Inc. was in the middle of evaluating a new security product to help with securing its globally distributed workforce, spread across more than 60 countries. The oilfield equipment maker was considering deploying an extended detection and response (XDR) solution from SentinelOne -- and as part of the evaluation, NOV deployed the XDR platform across a company it had recently acquired. "Immediately" after deployment, SentinelOne's Singularity XDR detected and halted a cyberattack in progress against the acquired company, said NOV chief information security officer John McLeod -- and then remediated the attack, as well. "This was all done during the pandemic lockdown, in a country on the other side of the globe, where we didn't speak the same language," McLeod said in an email. Perhaps unsurprisingly, NOV ended up becoming a customer.