Why Your Organization Needs Managed Detection and Response (MDR)
Would you buy a security system that only worked between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.? What about one that set off an alarm but didn’t alert the police or your phone? If someone tried to break in at noon on a Sunday, that system would work great!
But the rest of the time—when someone is much more likely to try a break-in—it would be useless.
Having a cybersecurity plan without managed detection and response (MDR) is like having that security system. You could have the best firewall and antivirus software, but unless they are monitored 24/7 by an experienced team of security professionals, you won’t know if someone is trying to break into your system.
What Do You Get With Threat Detection and Response?
MDR services provide organizations with the visibility and resources they need to detect and quickly respond to attacks in real-time.
By leveraging advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics, MDR services can identify behavior that’s indicative of a security incident before it becomes a full-blown breach.
Threat detection and response services provide organizations with real-time responses to any potential attacks. This means not only will your organization know when an attack has happened, but it will also be able to act quickly to minimize the damage and restore normal operations.
Here’s a quick rundown of what’s included in managed detection and response services:
- 24/7 Monitoring
- Real-Time Alerts
- Incident Response Plan
- Advanced Analytics and Reporting
When you add up all of these components, it’s easy to see why these services are becoming increasingly popular with businesses of all sizes.
Not only do they provide the visibility needed to detect threats before they become a major issue, but they also give organizations the resources and knowledge needed to act quickly when an attack does happen.
How Do You Benefit From MDR?
The most important benefit of threat detection and response is that they provide you with a way to stay ahead of attackers and protect your data 24/7. Just like you install an alarm system in your house to keep your family safe, protect your belongings, and give you peace of mind.
Many organizations are unable to hire or retain the in-house staff necessary to provide round-the-clock security monitoring. By outsourcing this service, businesses can get the same level of protection that an in-house team can provide without the overhead of hiring and training staff.
These services provide organizations with a way to create an incident response plan that can be quickly activated if a breach does occur. This ensures that organizations will know how to respond quickly and effectively to minimize damage and get back to normal operations as quickly as possible.
Your response time is directly correlated with customer trust and loyalty. Threat detection and response services can help you retain your customers’ trust and recover quickly from a breach.
Is There a Difference Between MDR and MSSP?
Managed Detection and Response (MDR) is a type of service provided by Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). An MSSP is an outside organization that provides managed security services.
These services can include things such as penetration testing, firewall monitoring, and threat intelligence.
MDR is one of the many services that an MSSP can provide and is often seen as a more comprehensive service as it provides not only detection but also response capabilities in the event of a security incident.
While these services are provided by MSSPs, they should not be confused with other types of managed security services such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).
While SIEM services are also offered by MSSPs, they focus primarily on logging and analyzing events from a variety of sources, whereas MDR provides both detection and response capabilities.
Block 99.98% of Threats With Generation IX
You’ll block 99.98% of human-generated threats when you partner with Generation IX. And for the other .02%? Our technicians proactively scan your network and entry points for potential threats so you can take action before serious damage is done.
Schedule a consultation to discuss threat detection and response and discover how Generation IX can help keep your organization safe.
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