Top 40 Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Security Companies List
Here’s page two, featuring MDR security companies 11-20.
11. Critical Insight (Seattle, Washington, U.S.)
Formerly known as CI Security, Critical Insight integrated with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) in mid-2020. Still, haven’t heard much from Critical Insight since the company raised $16 million in Series B funding in 2019 to pursue growth in the healthcare market.
12. CriticalStart (Plano, Texas, U.S.)
CriticalStart launched a brand campaign in early 2021 to bring plain talk and authenticity to cybersecurity. In doing so, Critical Start hopes to make cybersecurity “less scary and more accessible,” CMO Carrie Kelly said. Just as we were writing this blog, CriticalStart spun off CyberOne, a value-added reseller (VAR) that generates more than $100 million in annual revenue, in November 2021. Earlier, Critical Start raised $40 million in 2019 to expand nationwide across the United States. Also, the company integrated the Devo SIEM (security information and event management) solution into its MDR service.
13. CrowdStrike (Sunnyvale, California, U.S.)
Best known as a cloud-based security software provider, but the company also has a major MDR focus. Most of CrowdStrike’s customer wins are partner-led deals, and sales via the Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace are growing, CrowdStrike CEO George Kurtz said in December 2020. More recently, CrowdStrike acquired SecureCircle in November 2021 extend from endpoint security to data security.
14. Cybereason (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.)
This is another security software company with MDR capabilities. True believers include Google — which is a Cybereason investor. And in early 2021, Cybereason raised $275 million in Series F funding, led by private equity and venture capital firm Liberty Strategic Capital.
On the alliance front, Cybereason in July 2021 launched The Cybereason Defenders League partner program. Also, the company in April 2021 unveiled a North American MSSP partner program. The partner programs surfaced after Cybereason in February 2021 hired several executives as part of its efforts to grow its channel partnerships. These hires included Stephan Tallent as VP of MSSPs for North America.
16. Cyderes (Kansas City, Missouri)
Cyderes is the security-as-a-service (SECaaS) division of Fishtech Group and a Top 250 MSSP. The company is working with Cybereason to deliver an MDR solution to joint customers. And in January 2021, Cyderes partnered with SOC Prime to deliver SOC Prime’s threat detection content to all Cyderes customers.
17. Cysiv (Dallas, Texas and Ottawa, Canada)
Cysiv, a security operations center-as-a-service (SOCaaS) platform provider, completed a $26 million Series A funding in 2020 led by venture capital firm ForgePoint Capital. Cysiv was developed within Trend Micro and launched in 2018 via a partnership with data protection standards development and certification organization HITRUST.
18. deepWatch (Denver, Colorado)
deepwatch, a Top 250 MSSP and spin-out from GuidePoint Security, received a $53 million Series B investment led by Goldman Sachs in October 2020. More recently, the company announced MDR Essentials — which leverages Splunk SIEM technology.
19. eSentire (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
eSentire has grown from the US to EMEA, and the company in June 2021 purchased CyFIR, a digital forensics and investigation tools provider. As of mid-2021, more than 1,000 organizations across 70 countries use these services to secure their data and applications. The MDR provider recorded nearly 100 percent year-over-year growth in the first quarter of 2020. Also, eSentire raised $47 million in early 2019.
20. Expel (Herndon, Virginia, U.S.)
Expel raised $140.3 million in Series E funding and become a unicorn — a rare privately held business with a valuation above $1 billion — in November 2021. As of mid-2020, Expel had established partnerships with multiple MSP-friendly endpoint security companies — including SentinelOne and VMware Carbon Black. Also, MSP-friendly network relationships include Cisco Systems and Palo Alto Networks.
Continue to page three for MDR security companies 21-30