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CriticalStart, eSentire Each Bolster MDR Security Services

CriticalStart and eSentire, two MDR (managed detection and response) service providers that are also Top 200 MSSPs, have each taken new steps into the cloud services security sector.

Specifically, CriticalStart is integrating with Microsoft Azure Sentinel, the public cloud security information and event management (SIEM) platform. Meanwhile eSentire has introduced new capabilities to secure data across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and other cloud services.

Here's a closer look at each move.

CriticalStart Supports Microsoft Azure Sentinel

CriticalStart's Azure Sentinel integration allows Sentinel users to centralize, ingest and correlate logs to detect malicious activity, the company said.

Azure Sentinel was generally released last year. It allows security administrators to identify, detect and block malware and leverage intelligent security analytics, according to Microsoft.

Several Top 200 MSSPs are embracing Azure Sentinel. One example involves CyberProof unveiled an Azure Sentinel integration last year. The link automates threat detection and incident response and recovery, and allows organizations to access security insights via the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph, the company indicated.

eSentire Introduces esCLOUD Portfolio

Meanwhile, eSentire has unveiled its esCLOUD portfolio. Organizations can use esCLOUD to secure data across AWS, GCP and other cloud services.

esCLOUD provides ongoing monitoring across cloud environments to help organizations detect misconfigurations and vulnerabilities that could lead to data breaches, eSentire said. It also offers automated policy enforcement and support from eSentire's security analysts.

A technical preview of esCLOUD is now available, with general availability expected by the end of March. Furthermore, eSentire will offer infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and SaaS versions of esCLOUD.

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.