Endpoint/Device Security, Channel partners, Content, MDR

SentinelOne Endpoint Protection Gains MSP, MDR Partner Momentum

Endpoint protection specialist SentinelOne continues to build momentum with security-minded MSPs, MSSPs and MDR (managed detection and response) service providers.

The latest win involves CriticalStart, a Top 200 MSSP for 2019 that integrated SentinelOne endpoint protection capabilities into its MDR services.

Additional MSP-centric wins for SentinelOne involve the both ConnectWise and SolarWinds MSP, two major IT management platform providers that support MSPs.

Continuum, now owned by ConnectWise, leverages SentinelOne in its SOC (security operations center) for MSPs. And SolarWinds Endpoint Detection and Response also leverages SentinelOne.

CriticalStart MDR and Endpoint Protection

The CriticalStart-SentinelOne relationship surfaced this week.

CriticalStart customers can use SentinelOne's endpoint protection platform to centralize, ingest and correlate security logs, according to the companies. This enables CriticalStart customers to use SentinelOne's endpoint protection capabilities to investigate security alerts until they are resolved.

Furthermore, Critical Start customers can leverage SentinelOne's ActiveEDR solution in conjunction with its MDR services to contextualize and identify threat actors in real time, the companies stated. ActiveEDR also provides Critical Start customers with 24x7 security alerts.

Critical Start's MDR services help security analysts resolve 99.9 percent of security events, the company asserts. The company also has had relationships with Carbon Black, Palo Alto Networks and other cybersecurity companies.

CriticalStart: Pure Channel Focused

The SentinelOne partnership comes after CriticalStart in October 2019 announced it was "completely channel-focused," according to a prepared statement. To support its channel efforts, CriticalStart hired Palo Alto Networks veteran Dwayne Myers as its VP of channels and alliances and partnered with Ingram Micro and Synnex.

Also, CriticalStart in June 2019 raised $40 million to expand nationwide across the United States. The effort includes new field service offices in New York City and Los Angeles, California as well.

For its part, SentinelOne raised $120 million in Series D funding led by private equity firm Insight Partners in June 2019.

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.