MDR, Content, Security Operations

Open Systems MDR Leverages Microsoft Azure Sentinel’s Cloud SIEM

Open Systems, a secure access service edge (SASE) and SD-WAN provider, has announced a managed detection and response (MDR) service that leverages Microsoft Azure Sentinel -- a cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) service.

Organizations can use the Open Systems MDR service to continuously monitor and detect cyber threats, according to a prepared statement.

How the Service Works

The MDR service ingests an Open Systems customer's security data and passes it to Azure Sentinel to identify true positives and suspicious behavior, the company said. Security engineers at Open Systems' Zurich, Switzerland or Redwood City, California security operations centers (SOCs) then analyze this information, escalate any threats to a security team analyst assigned to the customer and offer threat containment and remediation recommendations.

Furthermore, organizations can use Open Systems' MDR service and Azure Sentinel in combination with its SASE solution and SD-WAN, the company said. In doing so, organizations can leverage the MDR service to securely drive digital transformation and increase their use of mobile devices, edge computing and the cloud.

Open Systems' MDR service is currently in early access, and it is expected to be generally available in the third quarter of 2020.

Azure Sentinel: Here's What MSSPs Need to Know

Microsoft launched Azure Sentinel in September 2019. The cloud service helps security administrators identify, detect and block cyberattacks in near-real-time and leverage intelligent security analytics. Several Top 200 MSSPs have already integrated Sentinel into their portfolios.

Recent partner efforts include:

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.