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Consulting Giants KPMG, Deloitte Emphasize XDR Cybersecurity Services

BERLIN, GERMANY – JANUARY 22: The logo of KPMG, a multinational tax advisory and accounting services company, hangs on the facade of a KPMG offices building on January 22, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. KPMG has come under the spotlight in Germany due to the company’s role in the current Wirecard scandal.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

KPMG's Cyber Response Services team will leverage SentinelOne’s Singularity XDR platform for cyberattack investigation and response services, the two companies disclosed today.

KPMG-SentinelOne relationship essentially counters Mandiant -- which frequently earns headlines for its high-profile cyberattack forensics and recovery work. Still, the KPMG Cyber Security Services team isn't ready to take a back seat to rivals. Indeed, KPMG points out that its cyber team has helped to mitigate "many of the most high-profile breaches worldwide" -- though specific breaches and incidents weren't mentioned by name.

More than a single-product engagement, KPMG has tapped into SentinelOne's XDR, Storyline Active Response (STAR) and Scalyr technologies for:

  • threat mitigation, remediation, and ransomware rollback capabilities; and
  • to rapidly ingest, correlate, search, and take action on data.

KPMG did not mention whether the company also leverages technologies from SentinelOne's rivals.

Meanwhile, Deloitte Managed XDR Service Surfaces

The KPMG-SentinelOne relationship surfaces roughly one week after Deloitte announced Managed XDR services that harness cyber and data capabilities from Amazon Web Services (AWS), CrowdStrike, Exabeam, Google Cloud Chronicle, ServiceNow, Splunk and Zscaler.

The KPMG and Deloitte moves represent ongoing land grabs in the fast-growing XDR market. More than nine in 10 organizations were either working on an XDR project or planning an XDR investment by late 2021, according to an ESG Research survey sponsored by security provider Hunters. Amid that market reality, just about every type of security company — endpoint, network and cloud — has been marching toward XDR capabilities.

KPMG and Deloitte each operate Top 250 MSSP business units.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.