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Bitdefender launches new 24/7 MDR security service for MSPs

Bitdefender has launched MDR Foundations, their new managed security service designed to provide continuous threat monitoring and response.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2022
Bitdefender launches new 24/7 MDR security service for MSPs
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The MDR Foundations capabilities are intended for managed service providers (MSPs) and customer organisations with limited resources.

Designed to address security challenges, digital transformation and the shift towards cloud environments, MDR Foundations leverages its Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security Enterprise unified security platform, which incorporates risk assessment and hardening, prevention, endpoint detection and response (EDR), cross-endpoint threat correlation and extended detection and response (XDR) with sensors that go beyond the endpoint.

According to Daniel Clayton, vice president, global security operations and services at Bitdefender, cyber criminals have moved beyond targeting large corporations with sophisticated cyber attacks.

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"As the threat landscape continues to evolve, organisations with smaller budgets and smaller security teams are finding that protecting themselves and their end customers is increasingly challenging.

"Today, businesses of all sizes are at risk of data theft, espionage, and crippling ransomware attacks.

"Cyber criminals and advanced cyber attacks are no longer confined to large organisations, as they were in the past," Clayton said.

The MDR Foundations service aims to augment in-house security and IT teams' ability to overcome the cyber security skills gap.

"MDR Foundations is a big step forward in innovating for this underserved market to even the playing field with a powerful 'always-on' detect and response service that combines award-winning technology with elite security experts that scales on-demand," Clayton added.

The importance of "continuous monitoring in midsize environments" is key, according to a Gartner report.

"With 76 per cent of ransomware deployments happening after business hours, organisations cannot stop active monitoring of their environments at the end of the business day.

"Twenty-four-hour monitoring is critical in being able to quickly respond to and contain any security incident," Gartner stated.

According to Bitdefender, building a full managed detection and response security service coupled with proactive human-led threat hunting will enable clients' security/IT teams to overcome the cyber skills gap by facilitating quicker threat detection and elimination, reducing attacker dwell time, and streamline security operations.

[Related: Google warns of new Chrome hack attacks aimed at Windows and Android]

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