Tech Talks: Cloud-native managed detection and response (MDR) combats evolving cyber threats

Close up of a person holding a magnifying glass over a screen filled with tiny green computer icons and one red computer at the center of the screen.To serve as a trusted advisor to our clients, we need to stay up to speed with the latest IT trends and solutions. To achieve that, our team of IT experts attends weekly training sessions conducted by various IT solution providers. Based on our extensive experience and sales volume with the suppliers, we receive exclusive, direct and usually in-person training from these suppliers. Our Tech Talks blog series offers a snapshot of these educational sessions.

An independent investment advisory firm located in New York and San Francisco struggled to keep up with the rapid pace of change in the cybersecurity industry. With outdated infrastructure, low network visibility, and a lack of proper IT security policies and procedures, the company was in danger of falling prey to cybercriminals. The firm’s leadership reached out to a trusted partner of ours for managed detection and response (MDR) services.

With the MDR solution in place, the firm has 24/7 network monitoring and visibility, a cloud-native extended detection and response (XDR) platform, and experienced threat hunters working to identify and shut down malicious programs and actors. The company’s leaders can now worry less as our partner’s automatic blocking, alerts, threat hunters, and security operations center (SOC) analysts tackle new and emerging issues.

The investment paid off on December 31, 2018, in particular. On that day, criminals initiated a brute force attack on the firm that lasted 12 hours. The MDR service provider blocked the malicious traffic, shielding the client’s systems from disaster.

If you’re searching for a partner capable of protecting your business from increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, you should consider working with this MDR supplier. Here’s some vital information about the provider’s background and cloud-native MDR service to help you make a well-informed decision.

Provider overview

This Ontario-based supplier was founded in 2001 and currently serves more than 1,200 clients in over 75 countries. With two security operations centers and more than 600 workers, this provider tallies 3 million automated threat disruptions with their XDR platform, 6,000 human-led investigations, and 400 threat containments each day. They also have a mean containment time of just 15 minutes. For their dedication to helping businesses avoid disruption caused by cyberattacks, they’ve earned recognition from CRN, the International Data Corporation (IDC), MSSP Alert, and other entities in the IT security space.

Featured offering: Cloud-native MDR

This supplier’s MDR solution takes in data, processes it to provide insights, and notifies expert threat hunters about indicators of compromise, streamlining threat containment and allowing your organization to minimize damage and avoid downtime. With cloud-native architecture, machine learning, and advanced response capabilities, this supplier can respond to malicious activity in seconds and contain threats in minutes.

Key elements and capabilities of the MDR offering include the following:

  • 24/7 proactive monitoring
  • 24/7 live SOC analysts support services
  • Machine learning for data transfer and threat detection
  • Elite threat hunting services
  • XDR cloud platform with machine learning
  • Dedicated cyber risk advisor
  • Automated detection
  • Multi-signal visibility
  • Access to an insight portal with real-time visualizations
  • Human-led threat investigations
  • Containment and remediation
  • And more

Additionally, this supplier can manage cybersecurity solutions from the following software providers:

  • Carbon Black
  • Crowdstrike
  • Microsoft
  • Sumo Logic
  • CyFIR
  • Tenable

If you want to learn more about services from this provider and others in the security solution space, our trusted advisors can help you find IT security services and products that align with your pain points, requirements and objectives. With access to advanced tools and an extensive partner network on top of significant IT solution experience, we can rapidly generate objective comparison matrices to streamline the selection process. Most of our clients save a significant amount of time and money by working with us instead of attempting to conduct research, arrange demos and otherwise shop around on their own. Additionally, our price parity guarantee means working with us won’t cost you more than going straight to the supplier.

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