Secureworks has unveiled its newest projects; a security analytics platform, Secureworks Taegis and introduced a new world-wide Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) initiative to its Global Partner Program to expand and empower the cybersecurity community.
With threat actors increasingly exploiting gaps in point solutions and vulnerabilities in the supply chain, organizations require simplified, integrated and holistic cybersecurity solutions. Secureworks is addressing this need with extended threat detection and response (XDR) across cloud, endpoint and network on the cloud-native, Secureworks Taegis platform.
Extending Beyond TDR To Reduce Risk and Improve Security Performance
Secureworks Taegis XDR (Extended Detection and Response) is the next progression of expanded capabilities in the Secureworks threat detection and response strategy. Taegis XDRisa cloud-native SaaS solution that combines Secureworks’ security operations expertise and threat intelligence capabilities to detect and respond to attacks across cloud, endpoint and network environments. It also helps InfoSec teams bridge their cybersecurity skills gaps while reducing costs where security blind spots previously existed.
“Our biggest security challenge was the ability to identify and respond to an event quickly,” says Dr. Faisal Jaffri, global IT director, GKN Wheels and Structures. “Secureworks Taegis alerted us to suspicious activity and gave us specific, actionable recommendations on the first night we went live. We had never been alerted so quickly and it was a critical first step in driving a stronger security posture for our team.”
Why XDR? Why Now?
A recent survey from ESG and Secureworks, showed that organizations see XDR as a path to increased security efficacy. Respondents’ top threat detection and response goals included improving detection of advanced threats (34%), increasing automation tasks (33%), improving the mean time to respond (MTTR) to threats (29%), and gaining better visibility into cyber-risks, (27%). Participating organizations saw XDR as a potential path to helping them detect, identify, and understand complex attacks across the kill chain.
Secureworks Taegis XDR capitalizes on the company’s security operations expertise and threat intelligence capabilities to detect and respond to attacks. It helps security teams bridge cybersecurity skills gaps and reduce SOC costs. Taegis XDR supports detection and response, providing evidence for 90 percent of 2020 MITRE ATT&CK evaluation techniques and providing a comprehensive view of environments through 40+ third-party integrations.
“When we first began developing Taegis, our original vision on where the market would go aligns squarely with what is now considered an XDR solution,” comments Steve Fulton, chief product officer, Secureworks. “We built a cloud-native security analytics platform and detection & response application—now officially Taegis XDR—from the ground up, with that vision in mind. XDR wasn’t an afterthought for us, or a label we decided to put on a point-product. It was the fundamental design-principle and architecture from where we started. And we will continue to rapidly innovate and expand the capabilities of Taegis based on the needs of our customers and partners in what we all know is a fast-moving industry.”
“Managed detection and response services (MDR) are becoming mainstay components of most modern security programs, and XDR adoption is moving fast,” says Dave Gruber, senior analyst, ESG. “In addition to analyzing, correlating, and visualizing telemetry from multiple security controls using proven tooling that Secureworks’ own teams have been using for years, Secureworks Taegis XDR further adds rich threat intelligence and proven counter measures developed by their expert threat and response teams.”
MSSP Initiative Built on Unique MSSP Heritage
Leveraging the company’s origins and more than 20 years of experience as a leading MSSP, Secureworks’ MSSP track is a new addition within the Secureworks Global Partner Program for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). It is built with a deep understanding of what is required to provide managed cybersecurity services. The program enables partners to deliver services on the Secureworks Taegis platform to create additional revenue streams, and service offerings to protect customer growth while battling formidable adversaries together.
Secureworks is currently working with four partners, geographically dispersed, in the program’s initial phase, including Globe Business, the enterprise arm of Globe Telecom.
“Globe and Secureworks believe cybersecurity should be supported by a community, as the battle can’t be won by one team alone,” concludes Peter Maquera, senior vice president for Globe Business. “Secureworks has enabled us to not only bridge businesses to cybersecurity experts and cyber threat intelligence, but also provide predictive, continuous, and responsive protection.”