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EY Launches Intelligent Extended Detection Response Solution to Combat Cyber Threats

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EY (Ernst & Young) is collaborating with cybersecurity provider Secureworks to produce the EY Intelligent Extended Detection & Response (IXDR) solution, the company announced.

Slashing Cyber Threat Response Time

IXDR is a service providing 24x7 threat monitoring, detection and response on an open XDR platform that leverages threat intelligence research, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) algorithms and modern data pipelines to help organizations reduce the response time to cyber threats. The goal is to slash response time down to minutes.

Chris Crevits, EY U.S. cybersecurity managed services leader, explained the solution:

"Cyber threats are evolving quickly and are among the largest risks facing businesses today. The launch of EY IXDR represents a milestone in our commitment to offering broad and transformative cybersecurity solutions. Together with Secureworks, we help empower organizations to go beyond the traditional detect and instead offer extensive alert triage with efficient, rapid containment supported by our high-touch, consultant-led service model. This strategy can help clients transform their cybersecurity defense capabilities and safeguard their businesses against evolving cyber threats."

A Closer Look at EY IXDR

Key features of the EY IXDR solution include: (per EY and Secureworks)

  • Aggregating telemetry from the entire multi-cloud ecosystem with curated threat intelligence, produces a single-pane-of-glass visibility and control over the entire attack surface.
  • The solution creates a closed-loop environment, disrupting threats while enriching threat investigations with additional context. AI-powered detection leverages leading-class ML algorithms and analytical techniques to continuously monitor the environment for malicious activity, enabling early detection of adversarial behavior.
  • Correlating threat intelligence with telemetry, IXDR validates and prioritizes alerts, aiding security analysts and minimizing time spent dealing with false positives. Automated playbooks and single-click actions help enable rapid response, mitigation and a framework of resilience across the value chain to respond to cyber events in real time.
  • Offering customers direct access to a 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC), organizations can focus their internal teams on more strategic security initiatives while the SOC monitors for threats. Customers and the SOC can use the cybersecurity platform to collaborate on investigations and response actions.

Explaining the impact of the partnership with EY, Chris Bell, Secureworks vice president of Strategy, Corporate Development and Strategic Alliances, said:

"Secureworks is proud to collaborate with the EY organization on this groundbreaking solution. Our SaaS security analytics platform Secureworks Taegis is purpose built to enable service providers to deliver SOC services effectively and efficiently, a key component in the delivery of the EY IXDR solution. The power of our Taegis platform with EY cybersecurity professionals will reduce the Mean Time To Respond (MTTR) and better enable organizations to detect and respond to advanced threats successfully with a low total cost of ownership."

The EY IXDR solution is available now.

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.