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Secureworks introduces XDR platform as ransomware escalates

Secureworks has announced that its extended detection and response (CDR) platform Taegis will be available in Japan. Secureworks Taegis XDR and Taegis ManagedXDR will enable organisations in Japan to augment their overall cybersecurity posture and reduce cyber risk. Taegis’ technology architecture enables an integrated and advanced approach to cybersecurity as companies face a threat landscape.  

According to IPA, Japanese companies rank the damage caused by ransomware and advanced persistent threats as their top two biggest information security concerns. In September 2022, the Japanese National Police Agency reported an 87% uplift in ransomware incidents for the first half of the year compared to 2021. As ransomware escalates, businesses are increasingly looking for new ways to enhance their cyber defences. 

“The economics of cybersecurity must change. XDR has the clear advantage over siloed, point cybersecurity solutions, which provide blind spots for threat actors to lurk in. As companies in Japan seek to evolve their business models with new technologies, cybersecurity must be an accelerant, not an inhibitor,” says Wendy Thomas, President and CEO, Secureworks.  

“We’ve brought together two decades of real-world cyber experience, with more than nine years operating in Japan, to take cybersecurity defense to a new level and fundamentally change the economic dynamics of cybercrime.” 

Taegis is a cloud-native, holistic security solution that enables threat detection and rapid response. Taegis integrates feeds from third-party tools that are normalised and analysed, along with Secureworks own proprietary data and threat intelligence, in real-time to help identify and resolve threats. This enables organisations to empower security analysts to cut through alerts, prioritise serious events, and reduce risk.

Taegis ManagedXDR, Secureworks Managed Detection and Response (MDR) offering, includes proactive threat hunting and incident response capabilities in a managed solution to help customers protect existing IT and security technology investments. 

“We are pleased that Secureworks is launching Taegis XDR and Taegis MXDR for evolving cybersecurity threats. Cybersecurity has become a key business challenge for Japanese companies and organisations. IT users are demanding a robust, effective security technology foundation and managed services, delivered by experts, to meet their increasingly sophisticated requirements,” says Nagahiro Kaneko, General Manager, Managed Services Planning & Promotion Division IT Services Group, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation. 

“As a Secureworks sales partner, we strongly welcome the introduction of Taegis into the Japanese market to meet this need.”

“Launching Taegis in Japan is an important milestone in our international growth strategy and reflects the importance of this buoyant cybersecurity marketplace,” says Thomas. 

“Market demand for XDR in Japan is accelerating, which has historically been a fast-growing region for Secureworks. Today’s announcement underscores our commitment to ensuring customers can defend their networks against threat actors now and in the future.” 

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