MDR Security Service Provider: Sophos Managed Detection and Response
Sophos MDR is a fully managed 24-7 security service delivered by experts specialized to protect your computers, services, networks, cloud workloads, email accounts and more from advanced cyberattacks.
MDR That Meets You Where You Are
Sophos MDR is customizable with different service tiers and threat response options. Let the Sophos MDR operations team execute full scale incident response, work with you to manage cyberthreats, or notify your internal security operations team any time threats are detected. Our team quickly learns the who, what, and how of an attack. We can respond to threats in minutes with average incident closure time of 38 minutes*.
Sophos MDR Is Compatible with the Cybersecurity Tools You Already Have
We can provide the technology you need from our award-winning portfolio, or our analysts can leverage your existing cybersecurity technologies to detect and respond to threats. Sophos MDR is compatible with a growing list of security telemetry providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Check Point, CrowdStrike, Darktrace, Fortinet, Google, Microsoft, Okta, Palo Alto Networks, Rapid7, and many others. Telemetry is automatically consolidated, correlated, and prioritized with insights from the Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem (ACE) and Sophos X-Ops threat intelligence unit.
Security telemetry is gathered from across the full IT ecosystem: endpoint, firewall, network, cloud, email, and identity solutions to provide a complete view of your security posture.
What is Security Telemetry?
The more analysts can see, the faster they can respond. Threat intelligence and business context are added to the data to provide a more complete view. Related security events are grouped into clusters for complete and efficient investigation. Highly-trained analysts proactively detect threats that bypass security products. They look for tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) commonly used by cybercriminals and threats that may bypass various security tools. Analysts determine the scope and severity of the threat and identify next steps. Analysts interrupt the attack to prevent it from spreading, while removing the malware and isolating the impacted systems. Analysts perform root cause analysis to fully eliminate the attacker and prevent recurrence.
MDR Service Providers
An MDR service provider offers a technology stack covering your endpoints, networks, cloud environments, and other areas of your IT infrastructure. MDR providers detect and remediate cyberthreats 24/7/365 while providing threat intelligence services.
What Does a MDR Provider Offer?
- 24/7/365 monitoring to help you identify cyberthreats across your IT infrastructure.
- Support from threat hunters, security analysts, and other cybersecurity professionals that can teach you about cyberthreats and help you identify and respond to them.
- Threat investigations that you can use to learn about cyberthreats and cybercriminals' TTPs and find out why and how cyberattacks are happening.
- Threat intelligence that you can use to understand cyberthreats and what can be done to stop them.
- Security reports that you can use to comply with HIPAA, GDPR, and other data security regulations.
MDR, EDR, and XDR
MDR is a managed service that blends EDR (endpoint detection and response) and XDR (extended detection and response) capabilities. The service is managed by an MDR provider that detects and remediates cyberthreats.
MDR vs. EDR vs. XDR: What You Need to Know
MDR is a managed service that blends EDR and XDR capabilities. The service is managed by an MDR provider that looks for cyberthreats across your IT infrastructure. If a threat is found, your MDR provider responds to the threat for you or notifies you about it. In either scenario, your MDR provider keeps you in the loop about cyberthreats and what you can to guard against them.
An EDR service classifies known threats as it identifies them. The service looks for unusual or suspicious activity across your endpoints. It also uses a database that contains threat insights to compare this activity against cyberthreats. If your EDR service identifies a threat, it automatically responds to it for you.
XDR goes beyond EDR, since it looks for threats across your IT infrastructure. An XDR service tracks things like abnormal network traffic and anomalous cloud activity that indicate a cyberattack may be underway. It provides threat intelligence to help you understand security issues across your IT infrastructure. You can use this threat intelligence to find ways to keep pace with current and emerging cyberthreats and level up your security posture.
Sophos Account Health Check
We continuously review settings and configurations for endpoints managed by Sophos XDR and make sure they are running at peak levels.
For organizations that chose not to have Sophos MDR perform full-scale incident response, the Sophos MDR operations team can execute the threat containment actions, interrupting the threat and preventing spreads. This reduces workload for internal security operations teams and enables them to rapidly execute remediation actions.
Intelligence Briefings: “Sophos MDR ThreatCast”
Delivered by the Sophos MDR operations team, the ‘Sophos MDR ThreatCast’ is a monthly briefing available exclusively to Sophos MDR customers. It provides insights into the latest threat intelligence and security best practices.
See why Sophos is the industry leader in MDR Security Services
With over 35 years of experience and over 100 million people using our products around the world. Sophos is the industry’s most comprehensive MDR solution available on the market today. Learn more about Sophos MDR and get a no-obligation quote today.