Bitdefender, a Bucharest- and Santa Clara-based cybersecurity company, has unveiled “MDR Foundations,” a new managed security service that provides continuous threat monitoring and response, intelligence-based threat hunting and MDR capabilities designed for managed service providers (MSPs) and customer organizations with limited resources.
The service leverages 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.
Capabilities include 24×7 threat monitoring, detection and response, as well as proactive human-led threat hunting. MSPs, partners and customers also have access to Bitdefender security analysts through an MDR portal that allows clients to connect with their Bitdefender team 24×7, view alerts, manage endpoints and take recommended actions to contain or eliminate threats all from a single dashboard.
“Cybercriminals and advanced cyber-attacks are no longer confined to large organizations, as they were in the past,” said Daniel Clayton, vice president of global security operations and services at Bitdefender. “As the threat landscape continues to evolve, organizations with smaller budgets and smaller security teams are finding that protecting themselves and their end customers is increasingly challenging.
“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.”
The service augments in-house security and IT teams’ ability to overcome the cybersecurity skills gap, promising faster detection and threat elimination, reduced attacker dwell time, and streamlined security operations for improved cyber resilience.