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Secureworks expands EDR portfolio with two new solutions

Fri 15 Oct 2021

Cybersecurity company Secureworks has today announced two new additions to its portfolio of extended detection and response (EDR) solutions: Taegis NGAV and Taegis ManagedXDR Elite. 

Taegis NGAV is a software-as-a-service add-on to Taegis Extended Detection and Response (XDR) and ManagedXDR. The add-on tool uses machine learning technology to automatically disrupt endpoint threats and enhance investigations in Taegis XDR with prevention context.

The company says the addition of the two new tools will give customers access to ‘comprehensive prevention, detection, and response protection across the attack surface’.
 
Secureworks chief product officer Steve Fulton says the goal with the new improvements was to provide the company’s customers with more options to defend against ever-changing threats.

“Threat actors’ skills and capabilities continue to evolve, and organisations are rightfully concerned about attacks that could bypass their security controls,” says Fulton.

“Secureworks’ answer to these concerns is Taegis ManagedXDR Elite, our advanced threat hunting services enabled by Taegis XDR, our purpose-built cloud-native XDR solution. 

“It pairs in-depth coverage of the customer environment with ongoing communication between customer SecOps teams and Secureworks experts, to help detect new or advanced threats that are difficult to detect without human expertise,” says Fulton.

“We provide our customers a suite of options to enable them to tailor threat hunting to their specific environments and ever-changing security objectives.” 

The new Taegis ManagedXDR Elite MDR service adds continuous, managed threat hunting tailored to the customer’s environment in addition to MDR capabilities of Taegis ManagedXDR. With ManagedXDR Elite, customers can engage with a designated Secureworks expert who goes on to analyse their endpoints, networks, and cloud assets for potentially malicious elements and activity to reduce mean-time-to-detect (MTTD) and respond (MTTR) to stealthy threats.

The news comes following Secureworks’ announcement earlier this year that it was named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Managed Detection and Response Services 2021 Assessment.

IDC program director for security services Craig Robinson says ‘human-led threat hunting’ is critical in a world where security teams are often swamped with work.

“Threat actors remain aggressive, leaving many security operations teams overwhelmed with alerts and unable to pivot away from the tactical fire-fighting of the day to more strategic, proactive threat hunting,” says Robinson.

“Rather than adding more tools to their technology stacks, further enabling an uncoordinated approach, customers should seek a solution that delivers the human-led threat hunting on top of sophisticated tools and analytics to accelerate their ability to respond to discovered threats.”

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