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eSentire Launches Generative AI Cybersecurity Model

eSentire has delivered its AI Investigator, a generative AI model designed to help eSentire XDR Platform users improve their organizations' cyber resilience, the company announced in a prepared statement.

Generative AI models let users create audio, code, text and other forms of content, global management consultant McKinsey noted. These models enable users to create unique content regarding security and other topics.

What eSentire AI Investigator Offers

AI Investigator provides eSentire customers with "investigation, response and remediation tools through simple natural language interaction," the company indicated.

The model addresses the following cybersecurity use cases:

  • Security investigations lets eSentire customers get real-time answers to security data queries.
  • Threat response correlates security signals with past recommendations to reduce the manual processing and quality assurance time that eSentire's security operations center (SOC) needs to stop attacks.
  • Threat hunting allows eSentire's Threat Response Unit to use generative AI to identify and defend against impersonation campaigns.

Commenting on AI Investigator and how it utilizes his company's security data, Dustin Hillard, eSentire's chief technology officer, said:

"eSentire's purpose-built dataset has powered integrated AI models for many years but advances in generative AI now allow the embedded intelligence of our best security experts to be delivered to customers through natural language investigative workflows... The actionable insights derived from the one-of-a-kind, expert-annotated and multi-telemetry data that is collected through our platform gives eSentire customers the clear advantage in protecting their businesses against advanced cyber threats."

AI Investigator is now available in private preview within the eSentire Insight Portal.

eSentire Unveils Amazon Web Services MDR Solution

The AI Investigator announcement comes after eSentire in June 2023 launched its managed detection and response (MDR) for Network on AWS offering. Organizations can use MDR for Network on AWS to monitor and inspect traffic across their applications and networks, eSentire said. If malicious activity is detected, MDR for Network on AWS sends a "kill switch" command to an integrated firewall to respond to a threat in real time.

Previously, technology distributor Exertis in May 2023 added eSentire's security services to its portfolio. The partnership enables Exertis to provide these services to its channel partners and customers in the UK, Ireland and Europe, the companies stated.

Over 2,000 organizations in 80 countries use eSentire's MDR services. Meanwhile, eSentire's e3 ecosystem enables MSSPs, MSPs and other technology providers to incorporate its MDR services into their offerings.

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.