Today's businesses are generating oceans of security data from user and system information. Left unchecked, it can easily snowball into an unsightly avalanche of alerts. In such scenarios, how can security teams be expected to competently identify any potential threats? Do they have the right tools at hand when responding to abnormalities? Are there enough capable individuals with requisite security know-how that are available round the clock to protect their infrastructures? Can their existing capabilities and staff satisfy their organization's needs?
If your responses make you feel vulnerable and overwhelmed, investing in a managed threat detection and response (MDR) is the ultimate solution to address these pressing challenges. It can provide you with a wealth of advantages for your business. Here are five of the most noteworthy reasons to consider:
1. Centralizing Your Security Information
Today's businesses rely on a variety of devices, elaborate tools, and services to keep their networks secure. At the edge of their architecture are technologies such as firewalls and IDS/IPS systems, while further inside you'll find wireless access points, anti-virus protection, and endpoint threat detection. Every single one of these has its own log which includes thousands of event reports that need to be collected and synthesized into one comprehensive source. Organizations are expected to be able to not only recognize malicious activity within these logs quickly, but also accomplish all of it while meeting compliance reporting mandates at the same time. This requires data aggregation so that vast log data sets can be centralized to understand what is happening across their enterprise as a whole.
2. Pinpoint Threat Detection
Organizations increasingly rely on Managed Detection and Response (MDR) to identify emerging security threats. Without this capability, the alert load can become overwhelming, quickly spiraling into an instability that devours valuable hours. Investigating false positives is tenacious and typically extremely expensive in terms of both time and resources.
This is why MDR implementations leverage innovative cross-correlation analysis to engage with massive amounts of alerts in record timespan, giving tech pros centralized visibility tools, insights essential for recognizing true threats amidst false triggers. Advanced technology simplifies incident response; leading MDR frameworks aim to reduce "alert fatigue” while making better use of available protection capacities, both within traditional and cloud networks.
3. Customizing Your System for Best Protections
A Managed Detection and Response solution is designed to be holistic in its approach: recognizing your network devices and understanding actual threats. This tailor-made protection can be customized for unique conditions of your environment, such as through altering configurations based on the types of servers and applications run, or profiles of user community makeup. As your environment inevitably shifts and changes over time, the solution accommodates to adjustments – such as swift changes to remote work – here called an example of ‘sudden shift’. Thus, the result is a heightened security preparedness that always reflects these environmental traits, allowing your business an ample layer of safeguarding from serious threats.
4. Real-Time Notifications and Time Efficiency
Our Managed Detection and Response solution continuously investigates changes to firewalls, routers and other servers. It collects exhaustive configuration data as well as scanning threat feeds, blacklists, and geolocations to achieve finer sensitivity in offense diagnosis and alerting.
This exemplifies what happens when technology complements the specialized insights of Security Operations Center team members – a well-honed ability to recognize malicious activity, answer quickly before additional ruin unravels the system’s integrity, and fix any encountered problems speedily. Together, these components assure your network remains secure from even the most deviously designed cyber attacks that can cause irreversible damage.
5. Regulatory Compliance Fulfillment
Organizations with personally identifiable information must ensure that their operations comply with security regulations like FFIEC, HIPAA, and PCI. One way of achieving compliance is by implementing a Managed Detection and Response solution. Whenever an audit report or exam is requested, the Managed Detection and Response solution can easily generate any needed reports, such as user access logs, changes to the system, and other indications of monitored adherence. Taking those necessary steps enables organizations to meet the essential requirement of providing administratively secure information management services.
A Managed Detection and Response solution can provide the visibility and protection your organization needs. But the breadth of coverage may greatly vary depending on potential threats you'll face. To make sure you get the most appropriate solutions with the best coverage, contact us to explain your security expectations and specific compliance goals. We'll be happy to explain more about how we can help take your business's cyber security posture to the next level.