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ActZero Debuts New Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Platform, Claims 90% Ransomware Block Rate

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ActZero, a cybersecurity provider for small and medium-sized businesses, has released its next-generation managed detection and response (MDR) platform.

The ActZero MDR platform delivers artificial intelligence (AI) detection capabilities that give its customers a ransomware block rate of 90%, the company said in a prepared statement. As such, security teams will “gain unified real-time visibility across their environment with correlated threat insights, AI-driven tools to surface information faster for better decision making and continuous protection against emerging ransomware threats.”

ActZero’s MDR Advantage

Ransomware attacks are expected to cost businesses $30 billion in damages worldwide by this year, according to ActZero. As the speed and sophistication of these attacks are increasing, attackers are now able to achieve breakout in under 43 minutes on average.

ActZero said that it can successfully contain and eradicate ransomware threats within 17 minutes, compared to 98 minutes, based on assessments by an independent third-party evaluation platform.

Chris Finan, ActZero’s president and chief revenue officer, explained how speed to defend against a cyber threat is critical to saving a company's data, reputation and business:

"Relying on a cybersecurity partner to protect against threats takes trust. With attackers frequently retooling to evade defenses, it's not enough to verify once. You need to continuously verify that systems are properly defended to build that trust. We thrive on that accountability. When every second counts, you need to have complete trust that your security partner will stop the threats to your business."

Real-Time Attack Metrics

The newly designed ActZero MDR platform dashboard gives customers a real-time and holistic picture of their IT ecosystem and users, the company said. Accordingly, critical metrics, such as the ransomware block rate and average mean-time-to-first-response rate, along with real-time reporting, provide the actionable intelligence for validating the cybersecurity team investment and continuous efforts to improve security.

Commenting on the MDR release, Adam Mansour, ActZero’s chief security officer, said:

"Businesses today need to operate at machine-speed to stop advanced cyber threats, but IT leaders and security teams also need complete visibility of their environment, which legacy SIEM and MDR approaches fail to deliver. We designed this new generation of our platform to give IT security teams the benefits of our market-leading, AI-driven detection, and response with purpose-built visibility and investigative tooling to empower them with complete control."

MSSPs and MSPs can join ActZero’s Summit Partner Program to integrate the company’s MDR platform into their offerings. The program lets partners deliver MDR as a white-labeled service and help customers improve their security posture, the company stated.

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.