Managed detection and response (MDR) is a third-party service that allows organizations to fight against risks that threaten their cyber security, and reacts to any threats that are found. MDR is unique, in that customers can access a network of security researchers and engineers through their security providers. The security researchers and engineers monitor networks, evaluate issues, and respond to any concerns.
It takes 146 days for the average company to detect and respond to a threat. At Thrive, we do it in 32 seconds. MDR services provided by Thrive can help you address many of the major complications that affect today’s businesses. One of the greatest concerns of all? A lack of security management across organizations.
While larger companies have the luxury of establishing and training highly-skilled security teams, most smaller companies lack the resources to perform full-time threat hunting. However, even medium to large organizations, who often face the most digital attacks, can still struggle with cyber security if they lack the resources or manpower to put the proper teams in place.
Businesses may also struggle to launch complex endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions. EDR solutions are often severely underutilized because they require significant time, skills, and training to manage effectively. MDR incorporates EDR tools with its security implementation, playing a significant role in detection, analysis, and response.
An issue that often goes overlooked is the large volume of alerts that IT and security regularly receive. Often times, these alerts cannot be classified as malicious, which means that they must be checked often. Even after a security threat is identified, security teams must analyze these threats to determine how likely they could eventually become a part of a larger attack. This can be an overwhelming task for smaller security teams and may distract from managing other important tasks.
Managed detection and response works to address this problem, finding potential threats and examining all factors and indicators associated with a security alert. MDR also offers suggestions for improvements, based on how the system interprets certain security events. It is critical for security teams to be well-trained on how to recognize threats and perform a thorough analysis to determine the best method for protecting the company against future attacks. Although security technologies can help block potential threats, security teams must still be able to determine the whats, hows, and whys behind these incidents, which requires a human element.
MDR aims to resolve issues that organizations face in regards to their gap in cyber security skills. MDR addresses advanced threats that an internal IT team cannot. Often, MDR services are less expensive than what a company would normally pay to design its own security team. Another benefit is that MDR grants organizations access to specialized tools that these companies otherwise would not be able to take advantage of.
Historically, organizations have used managed security service providers (MSSPs) to address their external security needs. While MDRs can detect lateral movement within a cyber network, MSSPs usually work with perimeter-based technologies and rule-based detections to recognize potential threats within a system. Furthermore, MSSPs typically address known threats like vulnerability exploits, malware, and high-volume attacks. Security professionals using MSSPs perform very basic log management, monitoring, and analysis, but usually do not explore these areas in-depth. Their analysis does not include extensive forensics, threat research, and evaluation.
As it relates to customer service, MSSPs normally communicate by phone or email with clients, using security professionals to provide secondary access. MDR providers like Thrive on the other hand, give clients access to nonstop monitoring, which is not an offering that customers will see with some MSSPs. With Thrive’s proactive security and continuous monitoring of your workloads you get 24x7x365 detection and response services with our world-class SOC.
Today’s reality requires that organizations remain ever-vigilant against security breaches. This makes having a powerful incident response plan in place extremely important. The Thrive team marries security threat intelligence, hazard response, and remediation services to minimize the loss of revenue that can result from a security issue. We also provide our clients with an in-depth, comprehensive analysis of an attack so that your company can make intelligent decisions about the best approach to defend your business.
Our services are designed to help you before, during, and after a security breach occurs, so that can get back to running your business as soon as possible. We combine machine learning with human intelligence to detect faster, respond smarter, and predict and prevent more threats altogether.
When you partner with our team, you’ll get the expertise and insight you need to take charge and transform how you manage and respond to security breaches. Visit our website or give us a call at (317) 974-0382 to learn more about our strong technological solutions.