by Jim Masters • Sep 23, 2022
A new Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service from NetWitness combines technology, planning, training and managed detection into a single, complete offering, the company announced September 23.
MDR Strategy Goes to Market
NetWitness, a specialist in threat detection and response technology and incident response, notes that its MDR service will help its customers address the ongoing cyber skills shortage.
Tod Ewasko, chief product officer at NetWitness, explained the imperative for the new MDR service:
“NetWitness delivers outstanding security visibility, threat detection and response. Yet, cybersecurity also requires experienced and skilled professionals, especially for powerful tools like NetWitness XDR. As customers struggle with the current staffing and skills shortages, trusted services like NetWitness Managed Detection and Response and Incident Response offer a winning strategy.”
Partnering With Lumifi Cyber
Customers increasingly request an MDR service that works closely with NetWitness XDR, the company asserts. In this focused model, NetWitness provides security analysts who connect directly to a NetWitness Platform XDR infrastructure to perform critical functions, including threat hunting, incident management, and system administration and upgrades.
NetWitness, an RSA business based in Bedford, Massachusetts, said that it’s MDR service is solution “ideal” for mid-size or smaller enterprises. The service is currently available in the U.S. and Canada in conjunction with Lumifi Cyber, an MDR provider located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Clients outside North America may be serviced by a different NetWitness certified partner.
In February 2022, NetWitness launched a partner program for resellers, distributors and MSSPs.