Endpoint/Device Security, Content, MSSP, Threat Intelligence

Secureworks, CrowdStrike Partnership Blends Managed Security, EDR


Secureworks, a Top 100 MSSP for 2018 and 2017, has integrated its Red Cloak behavioral analytics and intelligence service into the CrowdStrike Falcon endpoint detection and response (EDR) platform. The integration surfaced at this week's CrowdStrike Fal.Con POWER UP user conference in Miami, Florida.

Secureworks launched a Red Cloak partner program earlier this month. CrowdStrike is one of the first members. Their joint offering uses applied security analytics and intelligence to accelerate threat investigations, according to the companies. It also provides guided remediation steps for threat response.

Red Cloak is an endpoint monitoring service designed to improve an organization's security situational awareness, Secureworks said. It continuously monitors an organization's endpoints and warns an organization if its endpoints have been compromised.

Furthermore, Red Cloak delivers Secureworks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) threat intelligence directly to an endpoint, the company said. It also leverages Secureworks Active Threat Hunting to help organizations analyze and address cyber threats.

The Falcon platform is powered by the CrowdStrike Threat Graph, which provides visibility into endpoint activity, according to the company. It correlates over 150 billion security events a day from across the globe to help organizations quickly detect and mitigate cyber threats.

Falcon leverages signatureless artificial intelligence (AI) and indicator-of-attack-based threat prevention to help organizations stop known and unknown threats in real-time, the company asserts.

Secureworks Launches Cyber Risk Security Maturity Model

In addition to the CrowdStrike partnership, Secureworks this month launched a Security Maturity Model that organizations can use to bridge the gap between cybersecurity maturity and risk.

The Security Maturity Model allows an organization to use Secureworks methodology to benchmark its cybersecurity maturity, the company indicated. It also scores an organization's security maturity across cloud security, incident management and other cybersecurity domains, assigns a current security maturity tier and compares an organization's results to peer benchmarks.

Secureworks: Here's What You Need to Know

Founded in 2009, Secureworks offers advanced data analytics and security insights via its Counter Threat Platform. It also provides the following managed security services:

  • Advanced Threat.
  • Security Management and Orchestration.
  • Security Monitoring.
  • Vulnerability Management.

Secureworks recorded $128.8 million in total revenue in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, which represented a 10.8 percent year-over-year increase. Meanwhile, Secureworks currently employs more than 300 security analysts, researchers and responders and supports over 4,400 customers worldwide.

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.