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BlueVoyant acquires Managed Sentinel, builds out Microsoft MSS offerings

By Catherine Knowles
Thu 15 Oct 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

BlueVoyant has acquired Managed Sentinel with plans to create an end-to-end services portfolio for Microsoft security technologies.

Managed Sentinel offers deployment and management solutions for Microsoft’s cloud-native SIEM, Azure Sentinel and Microsoft’s XDR platform, Microsoft Defender.

According to BlueVoyant, organisations are increasingly looking for cloud-native security solutions. With the shift towards Extended Detection and Response (XDR) as customers demand more response capabilities beyond endpoint, as well as the drive to consolidate vendors and service providers.

Working alongside BlueVoyant, Managed Sentinel strengthens BlueVoyant’s ability to better serve Microsoft customers globally, while enabling Managed Sentinel to leverage BlueVoyant’s threat intelligence and MDR capabilities, the company wrote in a statement.

This allows both BlueVoyant and Managed Sentinel to deliver full-service offerings around Microsoft security technologies, from customised deployments to 24/7 Security Operations.

Founded in 2019 by Marius Mocanu and Adrian Grigorof in Canada, Managed Sentinel has experience in deploying hybrid infrastructures, and integrating on-premise, private and public cloud security controls.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, Managed Sentinel has established a close working relationship with Microsoft and earned high standards of Microsoft's partnership.

BlueVoyant MDR provides real-time and customised threat response and remediation, therefore terminating malicious processes, isolating devices, and manually preventing persistence and lateral movement associated with sophisticated attacks.

BlueVoyant incorporates client-driven rules of engagement (ROE) enabling immediate, decisive action to stop threats that could cripple a network versus non-critical events where a lower-tiered response may be appropriate, the company states.

Microsoft Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Defender allows BlueVoyant MDR to gain integrated visibility and response across endpoints, identities, email, and cloud workloads.

BlueVoyant global head of Managed Security Services (MSS), Milan Patel, says, “The Microsoft partner ecosystem has hundreds of organisations that can implement and transact Microsoft technologies, but very few have security expertise.

"Managed Sentinel possesses world-class expertise and is a leading Azure Sentinel deployment provider, having served clients all over the world.

“Combining Managed Sentinel’s Azure Sentinel deployment expertise with BlueVoyant’s MDR capabilities will help customers operationalise and maximise Microsoft security technologies to realise the true business value of adopting cybersecurity through a managed service model.”

BlueVoyant CEO Jim Rosenthal says, “We are very excited that Managed Sentinel’s Microsoft expertise and BlueVoyant’s industry-leading capabilities will continue to consolidate a position of excellence in the market.”

Managed Sentinel CEO Marius Mocanu says, “The acquisition of Managed Sentinel by BlueVoyant, combines our Azure Security expertise with BlueVoyant’s incredible proprietary threat intelligence and Managed Security Services, enabling customers to receive an enhanced solution which reduces operational and infrastructure costs.”

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