Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, is pleased to announce Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR) is one of three of the company’s products, to have been nominated to compete in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
“An increasing number of organizations are being hit with ransomware, and the average ransom payment rose nearly fivefold to more than $800,000 last year, according to the State of Ransomware 2022,” explained Raja Patel, senior vice president of products at Sophos.
“There’s a lot at stake, and no organization is off-limits.”
Sophos Intercept X provides multiple layers of security, combining anti-ransomware technology, deep learning artificial intelligence, exploit prevention, and active adversary mitigations.
Intercept X with XDR extends protection to include detection, investigation, and response capabilities beyond endpoints and servers, integrating additional context to create the industry’s richest data set.
Customers can easily manage these capabilities in the cloud-native Sophos Central platform or can choose to have them managed by Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR), a comprehensive threat hunting, detection, investigation, and response service that provides a dedicated 24/7 security team to rapidly identify and neutralize sophisticated and complex threats.
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Sophos MTR fuses machine learning with human analysis for an evolved, innovative approach to proactive security protection, combining Sophos’ top-rated endpoint protection and data-driven Extended Detection & Response (XDR) with a world-class team of experts to counteract complex threats.
Sophos MTR protects more than one million devices and has seen more than 500% growth since August 2020. It protects more than 8,500 global customers and is one of the industry’s most widely used managed detection and response services.
Technical Advantages: AI Accelerated Human Response
Sophos MTR combines machine learning with security experts to provide an AI-accelerated human response. This allows organizations to benefit from Sophos’ advanced threat hunting and detection capabilities and a deeper investigation of alerts to eliminate threats.
By leveraging proprietary investigation techniques to differentiate attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that can appear normal and go undetected, Sophos MTR can better anticipate attacker behavior and identify new indicators of attack and compromise.
Telemetry from Sophos Central, which provides a full picture of adversary activities, shows the scope and severity of threats needed to determine rapid response.
(Learn How Sophos MTR (Managed Threat Response) provides best in class threat hunting, detection, and response service managed by a team of experts 24/7. Courtesy of Sophos and YouTube.)
Sophos MTR is customizable with service tiers and response modes to meet organizations’ evolving needs, providing them control over how and when incidents are escalated and what response actions are taken.
Organizations also benefit from immediate access to Sophos Rapid Response, an industry-first, fixed-fee remote incident response service that identifies and neutralizes active attacks, as part of Sophos MTR.
Product Differentiation: Sophos MTR Stands Apart
Sophos MTR stands apart from top competitors – including CrowdStrike, Arctic Wolf, and eSentire – with its ability to proactively take action to mitigate threats. Unlike competing services that stop at notifications, Sophos MTR neutralizes active threats.
Highly trained teams of world-class experts remotely disrupt, contain, and neutralize threats with speed and precision. Sophos MTR uniquely offers customizable response modes, providing control over how and when incidents are escalated and what response actions are taken.
Sophos MTR and Sophos Rapid Response, as part of Sophos MTR, are fixed-fee services. Other services have complex hourly pricing structures, whereas Sophos MTR provides cost predictability and enables responders to cut through red tape that could delay precious time to neutralize an active attacker.
(The next time you have an active incident, remember that Sophos Rapid Response is available 24/7 with a team of incident response experts to provide the fastest relief available. Courtesy of Sophos and Vimeo.)
Sophos MTR is also structured to accommodate businesses of all sizes, including smaller organizations that previously struggled in leveraging managed security services traditionally designed for large enterprises.
A Strong Return on Investment
When comparing the costs of buying vs. building an in-house security operations center, the total cost of ownership benefits is abundantly clear. For organizations with less than 5,000 employees, there is a 10X cost saving in using Sophos MTR; for larger organizations, there’s a 2-3X saving.
Sophos MTR and Sophos Rapid Response, as part of Sophos MTR, are critical managed security services for protecting organizations against threats that have the potential to destroy businesses.
Today’s hybrid and remote working environments are ripe for attack, and cybercriminals are getting their hands dirty, using new maneuvers to evade detection. These are very real threats to businesses of all sizes, and no one is off-limits.
Sophos MTR identifies and neutralizes in-progress attacks – including ransomware, network breaches, hands-on keyboard adversaries, and more – to minimize damage and costs and reduce recovery time.
(Sophos Intercept X offers one of the world’s best endpoint protection options, combining ransomware protection, deep learning malware detection, exploit prevention, EDR, and more in a single solution. Courtesy of Sophos and YouTube.)
Sophos solutions and managed services are part of the Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, where they share real-time threat intelligence for faster and more contextual and synchronized detection, protection and response. Working together, the solutions can better identify and quickly response to active threats.
Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks, and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing, and the wide range of other cyberattacks.
Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors.
Sophos, which is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide.
(In moments learn how ransomware attacks have evolved over the last 12 months. Discover the current rate of attack, how often data is encrypted, and how much data can be restored. Plus we share tips on how to minimize your exposure to ransomware as well as lower your cyber insurance premiums. Courtesy of Sophos and Vimeo.)
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Sophos Nominated for Four 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Seventh Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
The 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by New PLATINUM SPONSOR: NEC National Security Systems (NSS), New Premier Sponsors Rajant Corporation, and guardDog AI, and returning Sponsors to date, Automatic Systems, RX Global, and SIMS Software!
The continually evolving ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program will emphasize the trail of Accomplished Women in Leadership in 2022, as well as the Significance and Positive Impact of Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in our Next Generation of Government and Industry Leaders. #MentorshipMatters
So be on the lookout for exciting upcoming announcements of Speakers, Presenters, Book Signing Opportunities, and Attendees at the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon in November of 2022 in New York City!
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
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