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MSSP Securefort, CyGlass Threat Detection Partner for Managed Services Offering

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MSSP Securefort has integrated the CyGlass artificial intelligence-based network behavior anomaly detection solution into its managed services portfolio. Securefort will use CyGlass' solution to obtain visibility into customer and partner networks and ensure that these networks are protected against evolving cyber threats, according to a prepared statement.

CyGlass' solution uses machine learning and machine reasoning techniques to help organizations identify, analyze and classify network assets, the company said. It also enables organizations to detect and respond to network-based cyberattacks in real-time.

What Does the CyGlass Integration Mean for Securefort?

The CyGlass integration could help Securefort capitalize on the rising demand for AI-based cybersecurity services.

Global AI in cybersecurity market revenues are projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.4 percent between 2017 and 2025, industry analyst MarketsandMarkets indicated. These revenues also could total $34.8 billion by 2025.

eSentire Acquires Versive, Eyes AI-Based MDR

In addition to Securefort, eSentire looks poised to leverage AI technologies to grow its revenues in the foreseeable future.

eSentire, a Top 20 managed detection and response (MDR) security company and Top 100 MSSP, in October acquired AI technology provider Versive for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition enables eSentire to incorporate Versive's AI technology into its MDR services and provide its customers with visibility across network, cloud, endpoint, hybrid and on-premises environments.

How Can MSSPs Add AI-Based Cybersecurity Services to Their Portfolios?

Various cybersecurity companies offer AI technologies to MSSPs, and these businesses include:

  • CrowdStrike: Provides CrowdStrike Falcon, an endpoint protection platform that uses AI and machine learning to detect and address cyberattacks.
  • Cylance: Provides AI-based threat detection and prevention solutions used to protect nearly 15 million endpoints worldwide.
  • IBM: Provides IBM Security Connect, a cloud-based community platform that leverages AI and machine learning for cyber threat analysis.

Expect new AI technologies to become available in the years to come. Meanwhile, as the global AI in cybersecurity market grows, the number of MSSPs to incorporate AI technologies into their portfolios likely will increase accordingly.

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.