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Emerging from the traditional managed security service provider (MSSP) model, Managed Detection and Response (MDR) is an answer to the fact that threat actors have increased their ability to circumvent traditional detection measures. As early as 2011, MDR emerged (uncategorized at the time) with a single guiding principal: Acknowledge that a breach will happen. When it does, minimize threat actor dwell time to reduce risk.
However, as the MDR market has evolved, four criteria remain constant as key to minimizing threat actor dwell time in the event of a breach: visibility, fidelity, detection capabilities and response. When these criteria are measured against in-house resources, risk tolerance and available budget, they can be used to choose the appropriate MDR vendor based on your organizational requirements.
To help organizations make an informed cybersecurity solutions choice, eSentire has authored, The Definitive Guide to Managed Detection and Response (MDR) (and this blog series) which examines seven categories of MDR providers, measured across four criteria, which include:
MDR Category #2 – EDr aka ED-Little-r (Single Telemetry)
EDr vendors are a viable option for organizations that have in-house resources to correlate data from other signal sources to confirm, triage and contain threats in a timely manner.
Endpoint Detection Response (EDR) and MDR are used interchangeably by many Managed Endpoint Detection and Response providers. EDR—or in this case ED-little-r (EDr)—is a subset of the MDR market providing expertise focused solely on endpoint.
Providers in this space typically emerged as software vendors that have since added SOCs with deep-level expertise specific to managing and monitoring proprietary technology.
As a category, EDr providers offer advanced detection capabilities for endpoint threats; however, the majority of theIR Lifecycle—including containment—is the client’s responsibility.
EDr vendors are a viable option for organizations looking for endpoint monitoring and detection and that have in-house resources to correlate data from other signal sources to confirm, triage and contain threats in a timely manner.
Questions and considerations:
While this blog provides a snapshot of one category of MDR, the intricacies and interdependencies are the varying types is complex. To learn more about the strengths and weaknesses for each of the seven MDR categories and how you can make an informed decision about what MDR solution best suits your organization, download The Definitive Guide to Managed Detection and Response (MDR) here: https://www.esentire.com/resource-library/the-definitive-guide-to-managed-detection-and-response-mdr
With diverse knowledge of computer security, threat intelligence and front-end web development, Akash has worked with developing and documenting API libraries with Cymon.io, our open source threat intelligence aggregator.