Reducing the time an attacker spends in an environment is a key to mitigate the damage they can do. While most Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs) are adept at responding to security alerts, Managed Detection & Response (MDR) services enhance the ability to track down attackers and eliminate them from an operating environment. The vital enhancement here is time.
So what makes MDR so special? MDR uses automated methods based on complex data analysis, predefined workflows, and aggressive threat discovery techniques. The end result is a proactive security approach that emphasizes speed and routine searches based on customized procedures. Finding the right MDR provider is the second part of this equation.
A good MDR not only has superior Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) and Network Analysis & Visibility (NAV), software but they also have the analysis routines and people to back up the tools. When searching for an MSSP that offers MDR services, it’s vital to find a partner who offers the tools, people, and expertise in your market segment.