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.

15. Cyberoo (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
MSSP Alert confesses — we had not heard of Cyberoo before the Gartner MDR report for 2021 was released. Still, Cyberoo does have a reseller program

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.

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29 Comments

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    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi David: You can email news info to me here: Joe@AfterNines.com.

    Best,
    -jp

    Joe Panettieri
    Content Czar, MSSP Alert
    EVP, After Nines Inc.

    Janssleen:

    Managed Detection and Response services are must needed for all the enterprises and organizations to protect their data on the internet. By using the best cyber security services, the information on the network will be protected.
    Comodo Cybersecurity would like to keep in touch with you about cybersecurity issues, as well as products and services available. Website: https://mdr.comodo.com/

    Joe Panettieri:

    Janssleen:

    Thanks for the note. Comodo can reach me directly with news updates, feedback, etc., via email:

    Joe@AfterNines.com

    Thanks so much.
    -jp

    Joe Panettieri
    Content Czar, MSSP Alert
    EVP, After Nines Inc.

    Feliciano Rivera:

    Hi Joe,

    Appreciate the list.

    Feliciano Rivera
    Bitdefender License and Technology Group

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi Feliciano: Thanks for your note and readership. A few folks have asked if/when we plan to update the list. Stay tuned for a 2020 update.

    Best,
    -jp

    Jack Poltorak:

    We are currently using Sentinel One for our EDR. Can this be added to the list for review? We have seen this on the Gardner Magic Quadrant and was a major player.

    Christian Rykov:

    Nice list 🙂 Could you please correct the list of european MDR providers – the name is CSIS and not CICS? Thank you 🙂

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi Jack: Thanks for the note. SentinelOne is more of a software provider, though we certainly respect the company and know they have momentum with MSSPs, and OEM deals with the likes of SolarWinds MSP. Still, we’ll be sure to watch for Gartner updates as we prepare to potentially revise this list in 2020.
    -jp

    Joe Panettieri:

    Christian: Sorry about my error. I’ve made the correction. Thanks for the note.
    -jp

    Jake Milstein:

    Love the lists and the work you do. Just sent you an email.
    -Jake

    Joe Panettieri:

    Jake: Thanks for your readership and that email. I appreciate the update on CI Security. Please keep the updates coming.
    -jp

    Joe:

    Many of my clients use Critical Start as the MDR, and they allow customers to use a variety of EDR solutions including MDATP

    Joe:

    Critical Start as the MDR

    David:

    Can you add Countercept MDR from F-Secure to your list for review?

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi David: We’ll keep Countercept MDR in mind as we continue to cover the market.
    -jp

    Varun Kohli:

    Joe, great list. There have been a few up and coming players, such as LogicHub, missing in this list. Would be great to include them in the next assessment to compare with others.

    Stealthlabs:

    Joe, an excellent list of MDR service providers!

    Like any outsourced service, managed detection and response service providers allow you to gain a team of experts at a price you can afford. For companies who don’t have the time or resources, this is especially useful. Data and privacy regulations should be respected. Be sure that you choose a provider that is able to meet the compliance requirements you need to observe.

    Sheila Berndt:

    Hi Joe,
    Did the November 2020 update get completed? I’m curious for your thoughts on Blackpoint Security?
    Thanks!
    Sheila

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hey Folks,

    The blog above was originally published in November 2019 with a look at 20 MDR companies that Gartner was tracking. We updated the list in February 2021, based on Gartner’s 2020 MDR market guide plus our market coverage. At that point, the list grew to 40 companies.
    -jp

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi Sheila: Thanks for your note and readership. All of MSSP Alert’s coverage of Blackpoint Cyber is here.

    Best,
    -jp

    Janki Rathod:

    Hi Joe,

    Is there any possibility to include “Sattrix Information Security” company name in your list of Feb 2021? As we recently applied on Gartner Insights.

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi Janki: Thanks for your question. We have no near-term plans to make additions to the February 2021 list published above. But we do cover MDR news, research and trends on a nearly daily basis. Please be sure to send us Sattrix business updates & news announcements.

    Separately, we will likely publish a new or revised list after the Gartner 2021 MDR market guide surfaces, though we’ll need some time to compare the report findings to our own editorial coverage.

    Best,
    -jp

    Sunil Prabhu:

    Hey Joe,

    Hope you are keeping well.

    Have you looked up Talion – British MSSP which was the CyberSecurity Division within BAE ( third largest defence company in the world).

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi Sunil,

    Thanks for your note and readership. I haven’t heard much out of Talion but I look forward to updates. You and the company can email me news, business developments, etc., here: Joe@AfterNines.com.

    Best,
    -jp

    Jonathan Handler MS MBA:

    Joe,

    You mention that Blackpoint Cyber, Huntress, Netsurion and Stellar Cyber as MSP friendly MDR suppliers. Would you also RocketCyber as an MDR?

    You recapitulated the Gartner list in this article. Are you going to create your own MDR list for MSPs focused on SMBs?

    Very truly yours,

    Jonathan Handler MS MBA

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi Jonathan: Thanks for your note. Two quick replies to your inquiries.

    1. I’m familiar with RocketCyber and its focus on MSPs. But I have not heard whether Rocket Cyber has gained “critical mass” with MSPs and MSSPs. The other companies I mention in the article above (Blackpoint Cyber, Huntress, Netsurion and Stellar Cyber) are each supporting hundreds of MSSPs/MSPs. Last I heard, Rocket Cyber was more of a startup that Kaseya had acquired. We look forward to ongoing updates from the company.

    2. Our own MDR list: See our larger Top 250 MSSPs list, which is an annual readership survey. Dozens of MDR companies are included in that list. We generally view MDR as a subset — one piece — of a larger MSSP service catalog.

    Best,
    -jp

    Zach:

    Hi Joe,

    Thank you for your article. A noob here!

    I noted that there is a conflation in the terms used by different service providers. Would it be correct to say that MDR service providers are essentially providing traditional SOC services plus additional services such as threat hunting?

    JIM BEHENNA:

    Why not Check Point Security?

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi Jim: Thanks for your note. See the second paragraph and the notes directly underneath that paragraph.

    Best,
    -jp

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