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eSentire MDR with Microsoft Defender for Identity and Cloud Apps


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Although cloud adoption and migration has allowed organizations to achieve greater flexibility and scalability across their business operations, it has also introduced new complexities to staying secure. Additionally, identity-based threats pose a significant risk for security leaders.


of organizations experienced an identity-based attack last year, and more than half of impacted organizations lost more than 10,000 identities.1

Threat actors are increasingly targeting cloud-based SaaS applications by leveraging sophisticated methods like lateral movement within cloud environments to gain persistence and expand their reach across an organization’s infrastructure. Once inside, they can exfiltrate data, manipulate resources, launch ransomware attacks, or even disrupt critical business operations.

Introducing eSentire MDR for Microsoft Defender for Identity and Cloud Apps

Given the significant rise in identity-based attacks (e.g., phishing, credential stuffing, privilege abuse, etc.), it’s important for IT Security teams to find the right balance of supporting user access while protecting critical data assets.

With eSentire MDR with Microsoft Defender for Identity and Cloud Apps, we combine our elite threat hunting and 24/7 SOC expertise to protect you against unauthorized access and identity related threats in hybrid environments.

Key features of eSentire MDR with Microsoft Defender for Identity and Cloud Apps include:

Threat Detection Engineering Driven by Industry Experts

We go beyond other MDR providers by developing custom detection engineering based on our threat intelligence and proprietary Machine Learning (ML) applications that hunt and respond to threats across your entire attack surface, including cloud-based and identity-based threats.

eSentire’s Threat Response Unit (TRU) delivers counter-threat research and proprietary content to stay ahead of attackers targeting cloud and identity-based vulnerabilities. TRU builds proprietary detectors for IOCs and TTPs, all mapped to the MITRE ATT&CK framework. We publish original research and security advisories so you’re up to date on the latest cyber landscape and security risks.

Why Choose eSentire to Secure Your Microsoft Ecosystem

Response and Remediation

We prioritize the R in MDR. We actively respond to threats on your behalf while the other guys overload you with alerts to investigate. That means we isolate hosts, contain threats, and remediate security incidents across your Microsoft suite.

Highly Specialized Expertise

We are an active member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), MXDR Certified, a Microsoft Security Solutions Partner, and have managed 250+ successful Microsoft MDR deployments.

Unique Intelligence, powered by our Threat Response Unit

Supercharge your Microsoft security investments with our proprietary threat content, runbooks, and AI/ML innovations created by our industry-renowned Threat Response Unit (TRU).

Time to Value

Our zero-install onboarding delivers value in hours not days or weeks. eSentire’s disciplined service deployment and robust escalation processes ensure complete response when you need it most.


End-to-end risk mitigation and coverage across our Exposure Management, Managed Detection and Response and Incident Response services.


Leverage your existing licenses and investment in Microsoft to optimize your security posture with enhanced visibility, controls, and response capabilities.

  1. Report: 89% of organizations have been hit by an identity-based attack in the past year, VentureBeat, December 2022

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