Top 40 Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Security Companies List

Here’s page three, featuring MDR security companies 21-30.

21. F-Secure (Helsinki, Finland)
F-Secure in early 2021 announced a usage-based business model for its channel partners and customer. The company had over 200 service provider partners as of early 2021. Also, F-Secure in 2018 unveiled a Rapid Detection & Response endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution for MSPs and MSSPs. Earlier that year, F-Secure acquired MWR InfoSecurity to bolster its cybersecurity services and detection and response solutions portfolio.

22. IBM Security (Armonk, New York)
Our complete IBM Security coverage is here, though we haven’t heard much about specific MDR initiatives.

23. Kaspersky (Moscow, Russia)
Here’s another example of an endpoint security software company moving into the MDR market. Kaspersky has an MSP partner program, but the program doesn’t generate much chatter in the United States. The obvious reason: The U.S. government has repeatedly alleged that Kaspersky may have ties to Russia’s government, though Kaspersky has repeatedly denied the allegation.

24. Kroll (New York, New York)
Kroll acquired MDR provider Redscan in early 2021. Ahead of the M&A deal, Redscan in 2020 achieved accreditation from CREST  for its Security Operations Centre (SOC). 

25. Kudelski Security (Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, and Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.)
Kudelski Security, the cybersecurity division of digital security and converged media solutions provider Kudelski Group, integrated cloud-based traffic and data inspection into its managed security services in 2019.

26. Mandiant (Milpitas, California, U.S.)
The company broke up with FireEye in mid-2021. By November 2021, Mandiant CEO Kevin Mandia described the company’s MSSP partner strategy. Mandia also described a four-point R&D and innovation strategy. The overall strategy involves the Mandiant Advantage Platform — which is a SaaS-based XDR platform that addresses threat intelligence, security validation, automated defense and attack surface management. The related four-point technology strategy involves:

27. Mnemonic (Oslo, Norway) 
Mnemonic back in 2017 selected Netscout Systems‘ nGenius Packet Flow System to bolster its managed security services with packet visibility capabilities, the two companies said at the time. Fast forward to present day, and we haven’t heard much from the company.

28. NCC Group (Manchester, UK)
NCC Group is an information assurance firm headquartered. Its service areas cover software escrow and verification, cyber security consulting and managed services. NCC Group claims over 15,000 clients worldwide. And yet… we’ve never really blogged about the company.

29. Obrela Security Industries (London, UK)
Here’s another rare MDR security provider that we’ve rarely covered — though Obrela did surface on our Top 250 MSSPs list…

30. Open Systems (Zurich, Switzerland)
Open Systems acquired Microsoft Azure Sentinel specialist Born in the Cloud in mid-2020. Around the same time, Open Systems introduced a managed detection and response (MDR) service that leverages Azure Sentinel SIEM.

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27 Comments

Comments

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi David: You can email news info to me here: [email protected].

    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:

    [email protected]

    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: [email protected].

    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?

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