Cybersecurity is increasingly an issue for businesses of all sizes. On top of it all, 68% of business leaders feel their cybersecurity risks are increasing. In this blog, we review what is Managed Detection and Response (MDR), how it works, and the benefits of an MDR solution as part of your business continuity solution.
Managed Detection and Response (MDR) is often mistaken as security incident alerting. But it’s not. MDR services take an active role in detecting advanced threats and proactively mitigating them before they compromise sensitive data assets or business operations. As they continuously monitor your network, an MDR service provider uses automation and their team of experts to not only detect malware and malicious activity but quickly respond and mitigate threats.
MDR collects behavioral data and about 150 event types to closely monitor entry points and your networks. Analyzing behaviors provides additional information to help identify threats. It goes beyond identifying malicious websites or bad IP addresses. MDR services identify new and old attacks with a combination of machine learning and human analysis. Should a threat present itself, MDR services detect and responds within 15 minutes.
Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) do not typically mitigate risks in your network. They identify the risks and alert your team. As a result, your IT personnel are left with responding to the threat. After learning about Managed Detection and Response, we now know that it's an advanced cybersecurity service that is preventative and responsive.
There are several benefits to investing in MDR services foryour enterprise. They include:
It’s true. Not all MDR services are the same. They don’t offer the exact capabilities. If you’re interested in an MDR service that combines endpoint, network, email, and insider threat detection and response, contact Assurance IT for more information. We have the perfect solution for you.
At Assurance IT, we use our EPR Methodology to assess your business continuity needs. Contact us to find out more.
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