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PKF Australia MDR Case Study: Data Protection with eSentire MDR and 24/7 Global SOC-as-a-Service


In this video, Oscar Ortiz, IT Manager at PFK Australia, explains why they chose eSentire to help them consolidate their security tools and protect their business & sensitive data 24/7 from cyberattacks.

Company Description: PKF is a full-service accounting firm that provides financial solutions to private businesses, personal and professionals. PFK Australia is a member of the PKF international network that collaborates with over 200 firms across 50 countries.

Industry: Financial Services

Security Challenges:

  • Lack of subject matter expertise in-house so they needed expert-level guidance from a trusted MDR partner to identify and address gaps in their security program
  • Improve their cybersecurity maturity by leveraging Elite Threat Hunters to stay ahead of the threat landscape
  • Limited resources leaving them unable to monitor the complete attack surface 24/7 or build an internal SOC
  • Build and maintain a cybersecurity strategy that protects the sensitive data of their business and customers as it was being targeted by attackers
  • Need for expert-level support and guidance from a trusted MDR partner

eSentire Services Implemented:

  • eSentire MDR for Network
  • eSentire MDR for Endpoint, Powered by CrowdStrike

The eSentire Difference:

eSentire quickly became an extension of the PKF Australia team, providing:

  • Around-the-clock security event monitoring with 24/7 threat detection, investigation, and response
  • SOC team members that have an average tenure of 6 years and hold advanced certifications including SSCP, CSAP, CISSP, Security+, Network+, Linux+, Server+, & more
  • Proactive threat intelligence, original threat research, and regular updates to runbooks, detection rules and machine learning models through eSentire's industry-leading Threat Response Unit (TRU) helping PFK to be more cyber resilient and stay ahead of the latest threats
  • 15-minute Mean Time to Contain
  • Detection and response to attacks targeting their customers’ and business’ sensitive data

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