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eSentire MDR VS Other MDR Service Providers and MSSPs

Compare the differences between eSentire MDR, typical Managed Detection and Response vendors and MSSPs to select the right security solution for your business.

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Other MDR Service Providers and MSSPs

24/7 Threat Detection and Security Monitoring

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Open XDR Platform

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Cyber Risk Advisor/Cyber Resilience Team

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

Best-of-Breed Tech Partners

Automated Blocking/Threat Disruption

Unlimited Threat Hunting and Incident Handling

Manual Threat Containment and Hands On Response

Original Threat Research

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Customer Visibility, Co-management and Reporting

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Why Choose eSentire MDR over Other MDR Services and MSSPs

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

Here is what differentiates eSentire MDR from Other MDR vendors and MSSPs:

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24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC)

Our 24/7 SOC Cyber Analysts are an extension of your team. We have over 130 SOC team members that have an average tenure of 6 years and a 90%+ retention rate. Our team proudly holds advanced certifications including SSCP, CSAP, CISSP, Security+, Network+, Linux+, Server+, and more. As part of eSentire MDR, our SOC team provides immediate expertise, peace of mind and hands-on assistance to remediate threats on your behalf when and where you need it.

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Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Platform

You get multi-signal correlation for complete visibility and coverage into your attack surface. Our open XDR Cloud Platform eliminates noise and automatically blocks millions of attacks daily so our team can focus on your highest priority security events.

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Multi-Signal Visibility and Response

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 Technology Partners

eSentire MDR service integrates seamlessly with the existing tools and SaaS platforms in your environment to enable continuous monitoring across your hybrid footprint, ingestion of high-fidelity data sources, and 24/7 protection from sophisticated known and unknown cyber threats with proactive threat hunts. We support over 300 technology integrations.

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Our Superpower: Threat Intelligence

The eSentire Threat Response Unit (TRU) is an industry-leading threat research team committed to helping your organization become more resilient. eSentire's TRU team delivers proactive threat intelligence, original threat research, and regularly updates runbooks, detection rules and machine learning models, enabling you to stay ahead of the most advanced cyber threats.

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When you're being asked to do more with less, good isn't good enough.
It's time to make the switch. Choose Proven.

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Not All MDR is Created Equal

Key Criteria for Choosing an MDR Provider

There are 600+ providers who claim to offer MDR services. In this saturated market, many vendors overpromise and underdeliver on security outcomes. To secure your business and prevent business disruption, you need to learn how to select the right MDR provider.

We believe MDR should address five measurable components of your protection: 

Risk management and vulnerability assessment

Management and support

High-fidelity, multi-signal visibility

Threat detection and automated blocking

Human-led investigation, threat containment, response and remediation

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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.

MDR vs. MSSPs

eSentire MDR

Goes beyond alerting to provide multi-signal visibility, threat containment, and complete response to cyberattacks on your behalf with a 15-minute Mean Time to Contain.

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Fake MDR

Crushes you with alerts, has limited threat visibility, and leaves you to contain cyber threats on your own.

Traditional security controls and MSSPs are no match for modern cyber threats, paving the way for the emergence of MDR. In fact, the use of MDR acknowledges that threat actors can, and will, bypass your preventative security measures, and the importance of being able to contain and quickly respond to threats before they impact your business.

While most MDR vendors and MSSPs claim to deliver complete protection, the fact is many provide limited signal visibility and overwhelm your team with alerts, leaving you unprotected against today's sophisticated threats.

With a Mean Time to Contain of 15 minutes, eSentire's Multi-Signal MDR service balances high-fidelity automated blocking with rapid human-led threat investigation to isolate, contain, and remediate security incidents. We ingest signal sources driving data correlation, threat analysis, and kill-switch response capabilities, ensuring full attack surface visibility, deep investigation, and complete response.

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From MSSP to MDR: Why Your Next RFP Should Be for Managed Detection and Response (MDR)

Learn about the limitations of engaging a legacy MSSP, how multi-signal MDR enables your in-house security team to become cyber resilient, and why your MSSP RFP should be for MDR instead.

eSentire is the Proven MDR Choice for Security Leaders

If you are considering Managed Detection and Response Vendors or MSSPs, be sure to investigate their reviews and customer case studies for an in-depth understanding of their user experiences. Supplement this research with an in-person visit of their Security Operations Center, meeting with their threat intelligence team, participating in demos depicting real-world scenarios, and seeking the opinions of your industry peers.

See why eSentire Managed Detection and Response was selected by 2000+ customers globally and some of the most targeted US critical infrastructure organizations to protect their business and help build a more resilient security operation.

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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

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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

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Market Guides & Analyst Reports

Don’t just take our word for it. Review the latest market guides from leading industry analysts to find objective insights on what attributes to look for when evaluating Managed Detection and Response vendors and learn why MDR provides superior protection compared to MSSPs.

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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