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Hughes Hubbard and Reed CIO: “eSentire MDR is so much more than MDR.”

BY eSentire

October 20, 2021 | 3 MINS READ

Managed Detection and Response

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"The nice thing with eSentire is that they’re always looking at my network, my environment, and everything that’s coming through. I can sleep at night. I don’t need to have a 24/7 SOC. I know that my network is being looked at and if they see something that they deem to be a threat, they can prevent it, or block it and stop it, and get a hold of my team if needed."

Hughes Hubbard and Reed is an international law firm that specializes in litigation and corporate law with over 500 employees. The law firm’s security team has four primary objectives: securing all data belonging to their own attorneys, protecting applications and business services, maintaining the overall security infrastructure, and adhering to all governance and compliance policies as required by regulations or contractual agreements with their clients.

However, the topmost priority for the team, and Leon Goldstein, the Chief Information Officer (CIO), is to ensure that the clients’ data is protected. As a result, some of the security challenges the team faced included:

Although the law firm had engaged another Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider prior to eSentire, Leon Goldstein knew that the total cost of the engagement outweighed the value the firm was receiving.

As Goldstein began evaluating MDR providers, there were three key checkboxes that needed to be ticked:

Ultimately, the law firm needed a security partner that could provide more value than its competitors, and one that they could trust and rely on, especially when a security incident occurs. Having worked with eSentire at his previous law firm, Goldstein knew that eSentire was exactly the kind of partner that Hughes Hubbard and Reed needed.

“eSentire MDR is so much more than MDR. They give you a complete picture of what’s going on in a single pane of glass, they partner with you and become a trusted advisor. eSentire keeps you abreast of all the different trends in the security space. When you have a problem, you know eSentire is going to be in the trenches with you,” Leon Goldstein said.

Of course, a fast response capability was also important for Goldstein and his team, given the influx of cyber attacks targeting the legal industry within the past year.

“eSentire raises concerns that they see before it comes to our attention,” Goldstein added. “They’re probably one of the few vendors that when you make a phone call, somebody is picking up the phone in less than two rings. That says a lot to me.”

Additional benefits of partnering with eSentire include:

“eSentire helps you sleep at night. If you don’t want to not have to worry about your security, if you want to make sure that you’re monitored 24/7, you’re abreast of the latest threats that are happening, and you want a provider that is going to be there with you should an incident happen, eSentire is the firm.”

Learn more about eSentire’s Managed Detection and Response, book a meeting with us today.


eSentire, Inc., the Authority in Managed Detection and Response (MDR), protects the critical data and applications of 2000+ organizations in 80+ countries, across 35 industries from known and unknown cyber threats by providing Exposure Management, Managed Detection and Response and Incident Response services designed to build an organization’s cyber resilience & prevent business disruption. Founded in 2001, eSentire protects the world’s most targeted organizations with 65% of its global base recognized as critical infrastructure, vital to economic health and stability. By combining open XDR platform technology, 24/7 threat hunting, and proven security operations leadership, eSentire's award-winning MDR services and team of experts help organizations anticipate, withstand and recover from cyberattacks. For more information, visit: www.esentire.com and follow @eSentire.

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