This section describes the performance validation of both Secureworks VDR and XDR. We describe the details of our approach and the corresponding results. Our objective was to estimate the magnitude of the additional load created on our VxRail system under test (SUT) when we added vulnerability and threat detection scanning concurrently with a normal VMS plus CV workload. To be able to recommend this solution architecture to our customers and partners, we needed to ensure that none of the critical VMS and CV workloads would be significantly impacted by adding the additional Secureworks services on the common platform.
We first configured all the applications on a single VxRail cluster including the previously validated Smart Transportation applications plus the Secureworks VDR virtual appliance and XDR Red Cloak agents installed on 10 systems. All simulated camera streaming applications were hosted outside of the VxRail SUT. We initiated a comprehensive simulation of both VMS recording and computer vision analysis workloads while capturing our baseline metrics for comparison with the remaining scenarios. The Secureworks XDR and VDR scans were added independently (VDR only and XDR only) and simultaneously (both VDR and XDR) for our impact analysis. We then assessed the additional resource consumption impacts of Secureworks' vulnerability and threat monitoring scanning.