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MSSP Critical Start Adds MDR Services for Microsoft Defender ATP Support

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Critical Start, a Top 100 MSSP, has launched a managed detection and response (MDR) service for Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP).

Critical Start's MDR service enables Microsoft Defender ATP users to isolate machines, initiate endpoint scans and triage alerts from native Android and iOS applications, the company said. That way, Microsoft Defender ATP users can leverage their mobile devices to gather security information and defend against cyberattacks.

Furthermore, Critical Start's MDR service reduces false-positive and redundant security alerts for Microsoft Defender ATP users, according to the company. It also may help Microsoft Defender ATP users reduce overall security alerts by up to 99 percent.

Critical Start Partners with Chronicle, Announces Backstory Support

In addition to its Microsoft Defender ATP release, Critical Start in March unveiled managed services for the Chronicle Backstory global security telemetry platform. Critical Start announced its Backstory managed services at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, California.

Backstory users can leverage Critical Start's managed services for threat hunting and incident investigation, the companies stated. They also can leverage the services in conjunction with Backstory to analyze security data and perform queries across security logs, network events and other data sets.

Critical Start: What You Need to Know

Critical Start is North America's fastest-growing cybersecurity integrator, the company noted. It provides end-to-end managed security services, professional services and security-readiness assessments.

Meanwhile, Critical Start reported 87 percent year-over-year revenue growth in the first seven months of 2018. The company also moved into new 15,000 square-foot headquarters in Plano, Texas last year.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.