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Digital Guardian launches new security solution to bolster data protection
Thu, 27th Feb 2020
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Digital Guardian has today announced the launch of a new data protection solution and security service on the heels of a study reporting that the cybersecurity industry must grow 145% to meet growing threats.

The Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service will give customers access to a team of cybersecurity experts who mitigate cyber attacks before they can put an organisation's sensitive data at risk, according to Digital Guardian.

“The adoption of MDR services are increasing at a rapid rate,” says 451 Research senior analyst Aaron Sherrill.

“This is driven by mandates to follow regulatory and data protection laws, sophisticated attacks, digital transformation initiatives, and the high cost of maintaining legacy security solutions.

“As enterprises realise that not all attacks can be prevented and compromise is inevitable, many organisations are turning to MDR services to secure their corporations' sensitive data and protect against the evolving threat landscape.

Features of Digital Guardian's MDR service:
  • Current state gap analysis: Initial deep dive review by Digital Guardian's MDR team, concluding with a formal presentation of identified threats and mediation recommendations.
  • Cloud-delivered EDR platform: Deployment of Digital Guardian's advanced endpoint detection and response technology that continuously collects system, user, and data telemetry and can block in real-time on behavioural indicators of an attack. 
  • Incident response services: Digital Guardian's MDR service includes comprehensive Incident Response and threat neutralisation support. Receive executive-level reports, root-cause analysis, indicators of compromise tracking sheets, and much more. 
  • Active threat intelligence: Harnessing external and internal intelligence feeds for immediate detection based on known threat activity.
  • 24/7 cybersecurity expert service: Alert triage and notification of high-fidelity alerts and proactive threat hunting.
  • Cyber threat alerting and reporting: Executive level reporting on cyber threat activity, in addition to process usage, threat scan and alerts reporting.

The announcement comes at a time where, according to a recent study by (ISC)², the cybersecurity workforce must grow 145% to meet the rapidly expanding requirements of organisations worldwide.

Gartner predicted in a 2019 report that by 2024, organisations will be using MDR services, up from less than 5% in 2019.

In the absence of skilled talent to employ in-house, organisations are increasingly steering towards adopting managed cybersecurity services.

By building on Digital Guardian's cloud-delivered technology, this new MDR service can secure customers most sensitive data and critical assets from external adversaries, says Digital Guardian.

“I've built and managed a security operations centre for a Fortune 100 company, so I know first-hand how complex, expensive and resource-intensive it is,” says Digital Guardian vice president of cybersecurity Tim Bandos.

“Digital Guardian's MDR service uses an ATAC team to proactively hunt, detect and respond in real-time to attacks so our customers can focus on running their business.”