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eSentire MDR VS Arctic Wolf MDR

Compare the differences between eSentire MDR and Arctic Wolf MDR to select the right 24/7 MDR solution for your business.

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eSentire MDR vs. Arctic Wolf MDR

24/7 Threat Detection and Security Monitoring

Open XDR Platform

Cyber Risk Advisor/Cyber Resilience Team

Multi-Signal MDR (Network, Endpoint, Log, Cloud, Identity)

Limited

Best-of-Breed Tech Partners

Limited

Automated Blocking/Threat Disruption

Limited

Unlimited Threat Hunting and Incident Handling

Manual Threat Containment and Hands On Response

Limited

Original Threat Research

Limited

Customer Visibility, Co-management and Reporting

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Why Choose eSentire MDR over Arctic Wolf MDR

eSentire's cost-effective all-in-one MDR solution combines cutting-edge open XDR technology, unlimited threat hunting & unlimited incident handling, and multi-signal coverage with over 300 technology integrations to support your existing tech stack.

Here are some key differences between eSentire MDR and Arctic Wolf MDR:

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Multi-Signal Visibility and Response

Arctic Wolf MDR lacks the capability to monitor your entire attack surface. Arctic Wolf MDR services are known to fall short against identity and network-based threats and only offer limited protection for endpoint and cloud-based threats. These gaps in coverage leave critical aspects of your business vulnerable and exposed to potential security risks.

At eSentire, we believe a multi-signal approach is paramount to protecting your complete attack surface. We ingest high-fidelity data sources from endpoint, network, log, cloud, identity, and vulnerability data that enables complete attack surface visibility.

eSentire owns the R in MDR by disrupting, isolating, and stopping threats on your behalf across your full attack surface with a Mean Time to Contain of less than 15 minutes. We detect in seconds and contain in minutes, so your business is never disrupted.

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Best-of-Breed Endpoint Technology Partners

Arctic Wolf MDR has limited automated response capabilities with their open-source endpoint agent. The recent ransomware attack on Tempur Sealy, an organization that had engaged Arctic Wolf’s endpoint solution, serves as a critical reminder of the importance of thoroughly evaluating an MDR provider’s tools and capabilities.

eSentire partners with leading endpoint technology providers, including our own eSentire Agent, CrowdStrike, Microsoft and SentinelOne to ensure you have the best endpoint protection for your business.

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eSentire Threat Response Unit (TRU)

Arctic Wolf Labs, launched in March 2022, primarily focuses on collecting threat intelligence and publishing security advisories. Unlike eSentire’s Threat Response Unit (TRU), they do not systematically operationalize this intelligence into actionable novel detections like runbooks and detection models or provide intelligence-driven threat hunting support.

eSentire’s Threat Response Unit is a world-class team of seasoned industry veterans committed to helping your organization become more resilient. eSentire TRU operationalizes threat intelligence to perform proactive threat hunts and update runbooks, detection rules and machine learning models.

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Spot Arctic Wolf’s MDR Weaknesses:
Questions to Ask Arctic Wolf

Here are important questions to ask Arctic Wolf about their MDR service:

  1. Does Arctic Wolf conduct proactive, hypothesis-driven threat hunting?
  2. Does Arctic Wolf charge extra for access to log data?
  3. How long does Arctic Wolf retain hot log data?
  4. Are non-windows endpoints in scope?
  5. What network visibility and response capabilities does Arctic Wolf provide?
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20+ Questions to Ask When You’re Evaluating an MDR Service Provider

Get the top questions you need to ask when qualifying potential MDR vendors and why they matter.

eSentire is the Proven MDR Choice for Security Leaders

If you are considering MDR providers, we recommend checking out their peer-to-peer reviews and customer case studies to get insight into their customers’ experiences. In-person visits of their Security Operations Center, meeting with their threat intelligence team, participating in demos depicting real-world scenarios, and actively seeking the opinions of your fellow industry peers can also help you choose the right Managed Detection and Response provider.

Here is why 2000+ customers globally and some of the most targeted US critical infrastructure organizations choose eSentire for Managed Detection and Response protection. Be sure to dig into Arctic Wolf reviews to see what their customers say about them.

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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.

Leon Goldstein

Chief Information Officer, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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We look at eSentire to be the experts. We trust them implicitly. One of the key differentiators I feel about eSentire in their response methodology is they’re with us through the thick and thin till the end so we're comfortable until the issue is resolved.

Ray Texter

Chief of Information Security, Texas United Management Corportation

FOOD SUPPLY INDUSTRY
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With eSentire we're able to get the managed SOC, 24/7 detection & threat hunting, the consolidated dashboard, all the reporting in real-time and historical.

Steve Troncelliti

Vice President IT, CISO, Elemica

SUPPLY CHAIN INDUSTRY
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The great thing about working with the SOC with eSentire has been not only the responsiveness but really them becoming an extension of our team.

Mark Haubein

VP Information Technology, Rawlings Sporting Goods

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eSentire from day 1 is part of our playbook, part of our plan, to help ensure that we can manage our risks, understand where our vulnerabilities exist, close those gaps, and continue to mature month-over-month as the world changes.

Mark Benaquista

Managing Director, Thomas H. Lee Partners

PRIVATE EQUITY INDUSTRY
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Everybody at eSentire is passionate. They believe what they are doing has a purpose. I have recommended eSentire to a number of peers and it comes down to just how much I've come to trust that eSentire is there and looking out for my network and my environment.

Paul Lynch

Director of Information, Security and Infrastructure, CubeSmart

REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY
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eSentire checked all the boxes that I was looking for – a single pane of glass for managing my whole network with very experienced people.

Ramakrishnan Natarajan

Head of IT, Emirates Hospitals Group

HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
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Market Guides & Analyst Reports

You don’t have to rely on only our opinion. Check out the latest guides from industry analysts to determine what features to look for when considering an MDR service provider.

In addition to customer satisfaction demonstrated in cyber security case studies, eSentire MDR was recognized as in the 2024 Gartner® Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response.

2024 Gartner® Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response

Learn about MDR services, the direction of the MDR market and get a list of current MDR vendors.

IDC Marketscape Overview

2024 IDC MarketScape Worldwide for Managed Detection and Response

See why eSentire was named a leader in the worldwide MDR marketplace.

Read security operations case studies and learn why eSentire has been named a Strong Performer in the Forrester Wave report.

The Forrester WaveTM: MDR Services In Europe, Q4 2023

Learn why eSentire has been named a Strong Performer and how our MDR capabilities rank against other MDR providers.

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