Plan Your Cortex XDR Deployment

Before you get started with Cortex XDR™, review the deployment considerations for your deployment type.
Before you get started with Cortex XDR™, plan your deployment:
Deployment Type
Deployment Considerations
New Cortex XDR tenants
  • Use the Cortex Data Lake Calculator to determine the amount of log storage you need for your Cortex XDR deployment. Talk to your Partner or Sales Representative to determine whether you must purchase additional Cortex Data Lake storage.
  • Determine the region in which you want to host Cortex XDR and any associated services, such as Cortex Data Lake and Directory Sync Service:
    • US—All Cortex XDR logs and data remain within the US boundary.
    • UK—All Cortex XDR logs and data are stored within the UK boundary. However, Cortex XDR will continue to send files that require analysis by WildFire to the WildFire cloud for EU. If your compliance and privacy laws prohibit the sending of files outside the UK region, disable uploading of files to WildFire in your Malware Security Profiles.
    • EU—All Cortex XDR logs and data remain within the Europe boundary.
    • SG—All Cortex XDR logs and data remain within the Singapore boundary.
    • JP—All Cortex XDR logs and data remain within the Japan boundary.
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    Cortex XDR Pro per Endpoint license only
    )
    Calculate the bandwidth required to support the number of agents you plan to deploy. You need 1.2Mbps of bandwidth for every 1,000 agents. The bandwidth requirement scales linearly so, for example, to support 100,000 agents, you need to allocate 120Mbps of bandwidth.
  • Manage Roles to ensure you or the person who is activating Cortex apps has the appropriate permissions.
When you are ready to get started with a new tenant, Activate Cortex XDR.

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