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5 Facts to Consider for Managed Detection and Response Service Providers

Managed detection and response (MDR) goes by a variety of names like Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) or even (XDR). The technologies may vary, but the common denominator is that managed detection and response will help your company with proactive threat detection and response.

The MDR service will provide you to rectify any issues found during the detection process. MDR is an outsourced managed security service that offers advanced protection on endpoint hosts. It provides more advanced and deeper detection, plus the ability to stop ransomware on its track.

Typically MDR uses machine learning and AI (Artificial Intelligence) for deeper Security analysis. The difference between MDR and EDR is that EDR is commonly considered next-generation antivirus focused on hosts. While the service is similar to MDR, EDR is like a scaled-down version of MDR.

Now, let’s find out about the 5 Tips for Managed Detection and Response Service Providers

1. Risk Reduction with Managed Detection and Response

Cybercrime cost has increased by over 400 percent in the past couple of years. Hardly a week goes by without news of another ransomware attack or data breach making it to the newspaper.

The primary function of MDR is to reduce the risk of a potential data breach by threat intelligence. It assures and checks what’s going in and out of the organization. MDR service also provides threat hunting that identifies bugs and suspicious activity happening within the company.

2. Lack of Time

Small and medium businesses are notoriously thin in terms of their staff, especially IT staff. Even if your IT professional finds the threat actors in your environment, does your organization has the time to respond appropriately?

Even if you have the right tool and get an alert, the chances of your company giving its full potential in terms of time are pretty low. Time is of the essence, and usually, IT departments are doing different other things. Because of this, it is very challenging to find the time to address the alerts appropriately.

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3. Alerts Overload

One more issue that MDR service providers are addressing is alert overload. Even if your company has the right tools, like an endpoint protection device or a firewall, any similar application can give alerts.

Small size companies can get hundreds or even thousands of alerts every day. Not only do they get alerts they also get a lot of false positives. The more you get, the more false positives you get.

Because of false positives, companies tend to ignore the alerts and what ends up happening is a lot of dwell time. MDR service providers are addressing these false positives and fake alert signs.

4. Expertise Gaps

As we all know, the security demographic is changing every day, cyber security threats are changing every day, and it’s hard to keep up with things. You have to be a security expert, and it is tough to be a security expert when a lot is going on.

Even if your company hires a security expert, the cost of one is high. Those salaries are very high, and the turnover is very high because those people are in high demand. So, MDR service providers are addressing that lack of expertise gap within your company on data security.

5. Lack of Ability

The MDR service providers also address the lack of ability to use the tools your company has appropriately. Maybe your company has some great tools, but you don’t have the time and dedication to run those tools. So, you spend loads of money on these tools that are of no use.

That’s why an MDR service provider will address this issue. It will come in and do its stuff, helping your enterprise utilize those tools.    

Rogue Logics provides in-depth security services for the assessment and protection of your application, data, and infrastructure against potential threats on-prem or in the cloud. Want a consultation with the professionals at Rogue Logics? Contact us and get a free quote.

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