Overview of Data Exchange Layer The McAfee® Data Exchange Layer (DXL) framework allows bidirectional communication between endpoints on a network. It connects multiple products and applications, shares data, and orchestrates security tasks using a real-time application framework called the Data Exchange Layer fabric. DXL receives and sends encrypted messages over the fabric to track activity, risks, and threats and take action in real time. The DXL framework: Shortens the workflow for finding and responding to threats. The nearly instant information sharing reduces the time it takes to detect, contain, and correct newly identified threats. Uses OpenDXL to connect products from different vendors with your own applications and tools, reducing integration challenges and complexities. It allows communication between multiple products so they can quickly share the threat data they generate, increasing the value of the applications your deploy.