MSSP Castra Partners with Data Company Cribl to Power Up MDR Offerings

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Castra, a managed security service provider (MSSP), is building its managed detection and response (MDR) capability through a new partnership with data company Cribl.

The availability of Cribl Stream for Castra’s MDR customers is intended to enhance data-driven decision-making while reducing data storage costs in complex enterprise environments, Castra announced.

Explaining the inspiration behind the partnership, Zac Kilpatrick, vice president, Global Channels & Alliances at Cribl, said:

"As more enterprises tap managed security services providers to bolster their security operations, MSSPs are faced with the challenge of working with many organizations at once, each with their own unique set of tools. To be successful, MSSPs like Castra need security solutions that are interoperable, vendor-agnostic, and can work across any environment and every toolset."

What Cribl Stream Offers

Castra and Cribl are partnering to address the challenges of routing, filtering and enriching data in transit, thereby improving cybersecurity and reducing inefficiencies and overhead costs. Accordingly, Cribl Stream gives security teams additional control over telemetry data and the flexibility to observe, route, enrich and process data at every stage of the security lifecycle, according to Castra.

For Castra co-founder Tony Simone, the opportunity to use Cribl Stream fulfills a long-held wish. As he explained:

"Cribl is quite literally the platform I've wanted for over fifteen years. We are all inundated with data going in a hundred different directions. Being able to bring it all together, route the right data to the right places, transform it, and archive it in a cost-effective way makes this system incredibly powerful — and that's just scratching the surface of what it can do."

Grant Leonard, Castra co-founder, added:

“Cribl changes everything, giving Castra the ability to collect, transform and route to multiple locations at enterprise volumes. We couldn't be more excited about the potential we have now."

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.