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eSentire Launches New MDR Agent for SMBs

eSentire, a managed detection and response (MDR) specialist, has expanded its software and services portfolio to include its new MDR Agent.

The Agent is part of eSentire’s cloud-based extended detection and response (XDR) platform, aimed at small and medium businesses (SMBs) in need of affordable prevention, detection, investigation, and response capabilities as part of an all-in-one 24/7 solution.

eSentire, which showcased the Agent’s capabilities this week at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, intends to offer the service as part of its MDR bundles, including endpoint, log, and network protection, starting in October 2023.

Blocking 99% of Threats

The Agent begins with a prevention-first approach, stopping malware and ransomware using deep learning technology:

  • Blocking 99% of known and unknown threats
  • Under 0.1% false positive rate
  • Under 20 millisecond time to prevent

According to eSentire, here are some of the benefits and features of its XDR Platform and Agent:

  • Rapid time to value with expert onboarding and one-push install
  • 24/7 security monitoring and expertise to offset resource constraints
  • Operationalized threat intelligence from eSentire’s Threat Response Unit (TRU)
  • 150+ novel detections added per quarter to augment security threat detection
  • Automated blocking of 99% of known and unknown threats
  • Full-scale detection, prevention, investigation, and response
  • Mean Time to contain active security threats of 15 minutes

Customer-Centric Approach

Rahul Bakshi, eSentire chief product officer, emphasized that service providers should always remember that the customer comes first:

“As the cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve and grow more complex, service providers everywhere have to remember the customer always gets a vote. eSentire believes they will choose value, every time. That’s why we are bringing the eSentire MDR Agent to market as part of full-service bundles that offer enterprise-grade security at a fraction of the price.

“We have made great strides in advancing the Agent from a digital forensics tool to a MDR force multiplier and plan to leverage its innovative capabilities as a universal investigation and response enabler across all technology types in the near future.”

D. Howard Kass

D. Howard Kass is a contributing editor to MSSP Alert. He brings a career in journalism and market research to the role. He has served as CRN News Editor, Dataquest Channel Analyst, and West Coast Senior Contributing Editor at Channelnomics. As the CEO of The Viewpoint Group, he led groundbreaking market research.