Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, today announced that it has expanded its Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service with a dedicated team of threat experts in Germany. The new specialists have joined Sophos’ existing MDR team, which consists of security analysts, threat hunters, responders, and other cybersecurity experts who are located around the world. Working together to share threat intelligence, the team provides fully managed 24/7 MDR services that detect, disrupt and remediate cyberattacks targeting companies. The team’s experts are trained to monitor every step of the attack chain to prevent and respond to intruders before they can steal data or execute ransomware.
"Germany has long been recognized as a leader in technology and innovation, making it an ideal location for our newest group of MDR experts,” says Mat Gangwer, vice president, Managed Threat Response at Sophos. “With its robust economy, leading data protection regulations, and focus on cybersecurity, the German market is perfectly aligned with our mission to provide best-in-class Managed Detection and Response services that protect organizations from active adversaries. By opening a dedicated team in Germany, we are better positioned to address the unique security needs of our customers in the region and across the globe. Our expansion into the strong German market also signifies a milestone for our growing MDR services group which already protects more than 16,000 customers."
In addition to MDR, Sophos provides real-time emergency Incident Response (IR) services to organizations that are under active attack and need immediate help neutralizing and ejecting adversaries with a data breach or ransomware as an end game in mind. Sophos Incident Response is listed in the official list of qualified APT response service providers (Advanced Persistent Threat) for KRITIS companies from the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (Federal Institution for Cybersecurity).
Both of Sophos’ MDR and IR experts contribute to and leverage Sophos X-Ops, a cross-operational threat and cybersecurity intelligence team with more than 500 specialists from SophosLabs, Sophos SecOps and SophosAI. The new German MDR team will have access to important threat intelligence from Sophos X-Ops and will likewise share its regional data with Sophos X-Ops and other Sophos cybersecurity specialists worldwide.