MDR services combine advanced technologies with human expertise to collect and maintain actionable intelligence, identify and flag major security incidents, and then quickly respond to incidents that may pose a threat to your organization.
Essential components of Managed Detection and Response include security information and event management (SIEM) technology. MDR also includes endpoint detection and response, network detection and response, deception detection and response, threat intelligence, user and entity behavior analytics, and threat hunting capabilities.
MDR’s data collection and analytics capabilities can help keep your organization up to date with protection against the latest threats. A Managed Detection and Response provider is your partner in security, updating threat intelligence and tuning its monitoring of your environment to deliver the protection, detection and response suited to your particular business needs.
The provider’s analysts and technology are used to identify previously unknown threats that can elude other security layers, such as firewalls and antiviruses. Those tools rely on signatures of known viruses, Trojans, worms, ransomware variants and other types of malware to be effective.
While MDR uses advanced technologies, such as machine learning, to collect intelligence and stop threats, it also relies heavily on human expertise to hunt threats and identify new ones. Human experts also play a key role in incident response, jumping to action to stop or contain the damage once they receive a qualified alert.