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Searchlight Security Delivers Dark Web Monitoring Upgrades for MSSPs

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Dark web intelligence company Searchlight Security has unveiled new multi-tenancy capabilities for DarkIQ, its dark web monitoring solution, the company announced in a prepared statement.

DarkIQ utilizes the “most comprehensive dark web dataset on the market and is the only one that includes dark web traffic to and from the organization’s network,” Searchlight Security asserts.

Organizations can manage multiple profiles on a single account using DarkIQ, Searchlight Security said. As such, DarkIQ simplifies monitoring the deep and dark web for information, including employee credentials, IP addresses, company datasets, devices and software, and warn of an imminent attack.

DarkIQ’s MSSP Factor

Searchlight Security notes that DarkIQ’s multi-tenancy capability helps “MSSPs to manage their entire customer base through one platform, without having to toggle between accounts.”

The DarkIQ multi-tenancy feature gives enterprises and MSSPs the ability to:

  • Expand dark web monitoring to subsidiaries, suppliers and customers
  • Monitor the dark web for early warning signs of threats against affiliated companies
  • Reduce supply chain risk with the ability to spot dark web chatter around third parties

Gareth Owenson, Searchlight Security’s co-founder and chief technology officer, explained the inspiration for the multi-tenancy feature:

“Our multi-tenancy architecture was created in consultation with MSSPs who need the capability to easily go between customer profiles. MSSPs’ day-to-day work on the front line of cybersecurity defense means that they have been among the first to recognize the importance of monitoring the dark web for the very earliest warning signs of a threat. This new multi-tenancy capability removes the struggle inherent in managing multiple accounts, helping MSSPs to fulfill their responsibilities of protecting multiple organizations from deep and dark web threats.”

Supply Chain Security for MSSPs

DarkIQ’s monitors entire supply chain to improve an MSSP’s assessment of dark web risk overall. Larger businesses can create profiles to manage the security for all their subsidiaries and affiliated brands from a group level.

Owenson explained the supplier side advantages to DarkIQ:

“Monitoring a supplier’s dark web exposure can increase an organization’s capacity to identify information on attacks that could eventually impact them. In today’s threat landscape, suppliers are often used by attackers as a vector into enterprises. Some of the most devastating attacks in recent years, including Kaseya and NotPetya, have been caused by vulnerabilities in an organization’s software supply chain. Having the capacity to stop supply chain attacks from materializing is paramount.”

Searchlight Security offers two pricing models to MSSPs: strategic licenses for managed security and tactical licenses for under-taking one-off engagements, such as penetration testing or security audits.

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.