Cyber Risk Management Solutions

Considering an MSSP vs MDR? Here is how Cybriant combines all the services you need into a Managed Detection and Remediation provider.

MDR: Gartner defined the traditional MDRs perhaps a bit vaguely, as providers that “deliver services for buyers looking to improve their threat detection, incident response and continuous-monitoring capabilities.”

MSSP: For years, Gartner defined MSSP as “the remote monitoring of security events and security related data sources, or the management of IT security technology along with security event monitoring, delivered via shared services.” 

https://blogs.gartner.com/anton-chuvakin/2017/12/14/mssp-isandorvs-mdr/

MSSP vs. MDR

Based on the massive need for security services many MSPs are adding managed security services to their portfolio to become MSSPs. In fact, Cybriant offers a partner program specially for MSPs. Organizations outsource many aspects of security services to MSSPs including continuous security monitoring, risk assessments, threat intelligence and intrusion management.

Working with an MSSP will provide many benefits including cost savings plus, and more importantly, a higher level of security for most organizations.

MDR is traditionally known as Managed Detection and Response (MDR) which is an advanced managed security service that provides advanced protection on endpoints. MDR provides more advanced and deeper detection plus the ability to stop malware in its tracks. Typically, MDR uses AI and machine learning for deeper security analysis.

Both options leave out one important aspect – how do you fix the problem once it is detected? With Cybriant, we help organizations with our Managed Detection and Remediation services. This service includes three important aspects – Record, Respond, and Remediate.

RECORD

Our expert security analysts monitor and record all the events that occur on your endpoints. Our team focuses on relevant threats that attempt data exfiltration or modification.

When files attempt to execute these suspicious processes, an alert is triggered and the attack is halted in real-time.

RESPOND

When a credible threat is detected, our system will retrieve the process history and our team will analyze the chain of events in real-time and determine the validity of the threat.

You’ll receive the alerts when threats are detected along with advice and insight from our cyber security team to help you mitigate and respond to the threat.

REMEDIATE

Once identified, the malicious activity is immediately stopped in its tracks and our team guides you through the remediation. This remediation process provides astonishing insight into the data of the threat.

You’ll be able to help your organization reduce their attack surface by learning how you’ve been compromised.

With MDR from Cybriant, our security analysts monitor your endpoints 24/7 and filter out false positives. You’ll receive the alerts when relevant threats are detected along with advice and insight from our cyber security team to help you mitigate and respond to the threat.

As an extension of your team, our experts will investigate, triage, and remediate security events and provide executive-level reporting. Remediation may reveal dormant or trojan threat actors that evade network and endpoint detection solutions. Our MDR solution includes leveraging the talents of our experienced team as well as next-generation antivirus and EDR tools that utilize AI.

The MDR service from Cybriant will allow you to protect your organization’s data and reduce your threat landscape against the most advanced threats. 

MDR vs. SIEM

While EDR and SIEM may have some overlapping capabilities, they work better together. But it may be tempting because of budgets or other decisions to move forward with one or the other. Let’s get down to the basics so you can decide if you should decide EDR vs. SIEM.

What is SIEM?

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) – A SIEM platform centrally collects data from multiple devices on your network, including your existing security appliances. Through an advanced correlation engine, it is able to proactively identify security events not otherwise detected by standalone security technology.

A SIEM system centralizes logging capabilities on security events for enterprises and is principally used to analyze and/or report on the log entries received. The analysis capabilities of SIEM systems can detect attacks not discovered through other means and can direct the reconfiguration of other enterprise security controls to plug holes in enterprise security. Some of the top SIEM products — assuming an attack is still in progress — can even stop detected security breaches.

A SIEM that is performing at peak performance should outperform EDR in detection. Detection is the key to SIEM. It’s important to have a team that can help respond to any problem that is detected. A SIEM can be deemed pointless if it is only noise and you aren’t able to respond to any potential threats.

An EDR should outperform a SIEM in prevention. EDR is designed for endpoint prevention and analysis. But both EDR and SIEM require staff training, tuning, and maintenance

However, the distinctions between the two blur their common purpose and obscure the importance of a holistic cybersecurity platform in the enterprise network. Cybersecurity solutions perform optimally when they integrate effectively with each other and utilize their different capabilities.

Read more: https://cybriant.com/edr-vs-siem/

Conclusion

Consider Both – MSSP and MDR. Cybriant provides the advanced level analytics for endpoints, SIEM, and much more. Check out our tiered cyber risk services at cybriant.com/pretect. 

 

PREtect: 3 Levels of Cyber Protection