“By 2025, 50% of organisations will be using MDR services for threat monitoring, detection and response functions that offer threat containment and mitigation capabilities.” – Gartner 


What is a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Service? 

Managed Detection and Response Services provide customers with remotely delivered modern security operations center (MSOC) functions. These functions allow organisations to rapidly detect, analyse, investigate and actively respond through threat mitigation and containment. MDR service providers, such as our partners at SOPHOS, offer turnkey experience, using a predefined technology stack (covering areas such as endpoint, network and cloud services) to collect relevant logs, data and contextual information. This telemetry is analysed within the provider’s platform using a range of techniques.  


Three Key Features of SOPHOS MDR 

As a trusted IT provider, it’s of no surprise to us that the use of MDR services is on the rise. At ActionPoint, we are proud to work with security vendors who are passionate about protecting your organisation from potential threats. Check out some key features of SOPHOS MDR, below.  


1. Ransomware and Breach Prevention Services 

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The need for always-on security operations has become imperative. However, the  complexity of modern operating environments and the velocity of cyberthreats make it increasingly difficult for most organisations to successfully manage detection and response on their own.

With Sophos MDR, our expert team stops advanced human-led attacks. We take action to neutralise threats before they can disrupt your business operations or compromise your sensitive data. Sophos MDR is customisable with different service tiers, and can be delivered via our proprietary technology or using your existing cybersecurity technology investments. 


2. Cybersecurity Delivered as a Service 

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Enabled by extended detection and response (XDR) capabilities that provide complete security coverage wherever your data reside, Sophos MDR can: 

  • Detect more cyberthreats than security tools can identify on their own 

 Our tools automatically block 99.98% of threats, which enables our analysts to focus on hunting the most sophisticated attackers that can only be detected and stopped by a highly trained human. 

  • Take action on your behalf to stop threats from disrupting your business 

Our analysts detect, investigate, and respond to threats in minutes — whether  you need full-scale incident response or help making accurate decisions. 

  • Identify the root cause of threats to prevent future incidents 

We proactively take actions and provide recommendations that reduce risk to your organisation. Fewer incidents mean less disruption for your IT and security teams, your employees, and your customers. 


3. Compatible with the Cybersecurity Tools You Already Have 

We can provide the technology you need from our award-wining portfolio, or our analysts  can leverage your existing cybersecurity technologies to detect and respond to threats. 

Sophos MDR is compatible with security telemetry from vendors such as Microsoft, CrowdStrike, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, Check Point, Rapid7, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Okta, Darktrace, and many others. Telemetry is automatically consolidated, correlated, and prioritised with insights from the Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem (ACE) and Sophos X-Ops threat intelligence unit. 

Learn More 

Keen to explore SOPHOS MDR for your business? Email us today at getstarted@actionpoint.ie and a member of our team will be in touch.  

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