eSentire Hires Channel, Marketing Executives for MDR, XDR Security Expansion

Erin McLean, eSentire
Erin McLean, CMO, eSentire
Bob Layton, eSentire

eSentire, a Top 250 MSSP and Top 40 MDR (managed detection and response) service provider, has made two key hires to drive global channel partner and marketing initiatives, and continued expansion from MDR to XDR (eXtended Detection & Response) security services.

The eSentire hires include:

The career moves surface only a few weeks after HelpSystems acquired Digital Defense, and private equity firm Apax Partners acquired Herjavec Group.

eSentire Hires Bob Layton, Erin McLean: Executive Perspectives

Kerry Bailey, CEO eSentire

In a prepared statement about the hires, eSentire CEO Kerry Bailey said:

“We chose these two industry leaders because of their exceptional track record in building successful channel and marketing programs which substantially increased their organizations’ revenue streams, while greatly enhancing their brands. Their combined vision and experience will not only help us maintain our leadership position in the MDR market, but will be instrumental as we continue to grow our presence in the Extended Detection and Response (XDR) market with our XDR platform, Atlas. The need for comprehensive, reliable cybersecurity services which provide effective protection, detection and response capabilities is only growing, and Bob and Erin are the right people to solidify eSentire’s position as the industry’s leading cybersecurity solutions provider.”

Added Layton:

“eSentire is the MDR market leader and is making significant strides in the XDR market, so I’m especially excited to be joining the team. The rapidly evolving global ecosystem of marketplaces, graduated service offerings and the need for comprehensive solutions are creating unprecedented opportunities to reach new market segments.”

Concluded McLean:

“I’m honored to lead eSentire’s global marketing and branding into the future. As the leading authority on Managed, Detection and Response, we have a powerful story to share. I am eager to ensure that organizations around the globe know that we have the cybersecurity solutions and security experts in place to protect them from business impacting security events.”

eSentire MDR Business Growth, Evolution

eSentire, founded in 2001, has experienced rapid growth through at least early 2020 -- though MSSP Alert doesn't have more recently growth figures, and profitability figures are undisclosed. The company positions its MDR services as a next-generation alternative to traditional MSSP services.

Recent eSentire moves include:

Although eSentire is well-known in the MDR market, the company also faces growing competition from independent software vendors (ISVs), MSSPs and MDR companies that have introduced various detection and response services.

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.