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Secureworks Introduces XDR Security Platform, Adds MSSP Partner Track

Secureworks, a Top 250 MSSP and cybersecurity automation firm, has announced the Taegis security analytics and extended detection and response (XDR) platform.

Taegis is a cloud-native SaaS platform that combines Secureworks' security operations expertise and threat intelligence capabilities, the company said. It lets security teams detect and respond to cyberattacks across cloud, endpoint and network environments.

Taegis combines analytics across cloud, endpoint and network data with threat intelligence expertise, Secureworks stated. In doing so, Taegis helps security teams improve their effectiveness and efficiency.

In addition, Taegis' features include:

  • Automated Correlation: Lets security teams view cloud, endpoint and network activity in a single dashboard
  • Integrated Threat Intelligence: Offers security insights from the Secureworks Counter Threat Unit research team
  • MITRE ATT&CK Mapping: Provides security alerts mapped to the MITRE ATT&CK framework

Taegis is now available. Also, Secureworks is offering a 30-day free trial.

Secureworks Unveils MSSP Partner Track

Along with launching Taegis, Secureworks has introduced an MSSP partner track within its Global Partner Program.

The MSSP partner track includes:

  • SOC Development: Helps partners improve their existing security operations center (SOC) capabilities or leverage Taegis to build an SOC
  • Training and Enablement: Provides onboarding services and teaches partners how to deliver Taegis
  • Financial Incentives: Offers deal registration discounts, marketing development funds and other financial incentives

The partner track lets existing MSSPs leverage Taegis to enhance their security portfolios, Secureworks noted. It also helps MSPs integrate Taegis into their portfolios, so they can become MSSPs.

Secureworks Business Evolution

Secureworks has been expanding from traditional MSSP monitoring services toward SaaS-focused R&D (research and development). The journey involves Secureworks leveraging more and more of its own cybersecurity software to monitor and protect end-customers.

Moreover, Secureworks plans to invest in training and enablement, marketing and demand generation to support channel partners, CEO Mike Cote told Wall Street analysts during an earnings call on Dec. 3, 2020. The company also intends to increase its spending as it looks to "get the channel growing," Secureworks CFO Paul Parrish said during that call.

Dell Technologies owns the business, but Secureworks is occasionally mentioned as a potential acquisition target. Potential suitors could include Atos, the global IT consulting firm and Top 250 MSSP based in France.

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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.