Managed Detection and Response (MDR) is a very popular and quickly growing part of cybersecurity, which is not astounding. For most organizations, it is difficult and expensive to find, train, and keep a team of skilled security analysts. Add to that trying to set up a full-fledged security operations center (SOC) and the associated threat feeds, and the reality of implementing an in-house cybersecurity-as-a-service offering is simply out of reach for all but the largest IT organizations.
That’s why experienced IT professionals are looking to outsource all the functions provided by the world’s top MDR providers through a trusted partner. When evaluating MDR services, numbers matter. And whichever way you look at it, UnderDefense is number one in MDR.
UnderDefense MDR today protects more than 15,000 organizations (and counting) from advanced cyber threats that technology alone can’t stop – significantly more than any other vendor. Companies from various industries and scales in more than 120 countries globally rely on our protection. UnderDefense has a wide range of experience in cybersecurity. This helps us to consistently provide excellent results and ensure the security of our customer’s data.
In simpler terms, technology alone is not enough to stop all cyberattacks. Preventing the most advanced attacks requires people to search for threats, investigate them, and respond accordingly. That’s where managed detection and response (MDR) services come in to help.
MDR is a service where experts are available all the time to detect and respond to cyberattacks, which cannot be stopped by technology solutions alone.
You can search for threats inside your organization using special tools called EDR and XDR. Let’s find out what are MDR services and what the big advantages of using them are.
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How to work with MDR services
MDR services are used by all types of organizations in all industries, from small businesses with limited IT resources to large enterprises with an in-house SOC group. There are three main MDR response models:
- MDR team fully manages threat response on behalf of the customer.
- MDR team works with the internal team, jointly managing threat response
- MDR team alerts the internal team and provides remediation guidance
At UnderDefense, we support all three approaches, adapting to individual customer requirements as needed.
Reason #1: Elevate your cyber defenses
One of the main advantages of using an MDR provider over in-house security operations programs is greater protection against ransomware and other advanced cyber threats.
An MDR provider will experience a much greater volume and variety of attacks than any single organization, giving them a level of expertise that is nearly impossible to replicate internally. MDR service providers are also much more fluent in the use of threat search tools, allowing them to respond more quickly and accurately.
When working in a big team, analysts can share what they know and think, which helps them respond faster and develop “community immunity. ” This means that lessons learned from one organization can be used by others in a similar situation.
Reason #2: Free up IT capacity
Simply put, IT teams have found that using UnderDefense MDR allows them to focus more on helping the business achieve its goals.
Threat hunting is a time-consuming and unpredictable task that often keeps IT teams from working on more important projects. Companies that use UnderDefense MDR experience noticeable improvements in their IT productivity. This, in turn, helps them better assist and achieve their organization’s objectives.
Reason #3: Get peace of mind 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
With malicious actors located all over the world, an attack can happen at any time. MDR services make people feel very safe and relaxed because they are available all the time.
For IT teams, this basically means being able to have a peaceful sleep at night. They can feel relieved knowing that the MDR provider is responsible for everything. For top leaders and customers, having constant expert support and being very prepared for cyber attacks all the time makes them feel very confident that their information and the company itself are safe.
Reason #4: Add experience, not personnel
Threat hunting is a very complex operation. People in this space must possess a specific and niche skill set, which makes recruiting threat-hunting experts a difficult task for many organizations. MDR’s services provide you with expertise. At UnderDefense, we have hundreds of expert analysts providing ongoing MDR services to customers around the world.
Reason #5: Improve your cybersecurity ROI
Keeping a team that hunts for threats all day and night is costly and requires a minimum of five to six people who work full-time. MDR services help you save money and keep your organization safe online. Moreover, by increasing your security, MDR services also significantly decrease the chances of experiencing a costly data breach and the financial burdens that come with handling a major incident.
If you use a cybersecurity vendor that also provides endpoint and other cybersecurity services, you can save money by using only one vendor and managing them efficiently. Also, if you choose a vendor that lets you make the most of what you’ve already spent, you can get more value out of your money.
How large is the MDR market? Billions of dollars are traded in the MDR provider market, so a foothold in this is an indicator of quality in such a highly competitive environment. Find out what our team’s performance in this market is.
Protecting over 15,000 customers means that UnderDefense MDR has a wealth of experience in defending organizations across all major industry sectors. Of course, this is easy to say, but much harder to deliver, so I’d like to put some numbers to this point. Of our current clients:
- 11 % belong to the education sector
- 11 % belong to financial services
- 12 % belong to the public sector
- 7 % belong to the health sector
- 17 % are in the manufacturing sector
- 10% from retail
In each area, our team uses what we know about protecting one customer to help others who are similar. This allows us to increase the protection of our customers more than they could on their own. On the other hand, our comprehensive threat intelligence enables us to observe threats in real-time. With this information, we can easily find new enemy actions in a customer’s area, and then actively protect all other groups we are responsible for.