N-able Managed EDR, Powered By SentinelOne, Helps MSPs Scale Security Operations
‘What we’re providing is an enterprise-grade SOC at very decent cost to the MSPs so they can scale their security operations without having to go invest a large amount of money,’ says Troels Rasmussen, general manager of security products for N-able.
Burlington, Mass-based N-able has launched a Managed Endpoint Detection and Response tool, powered by SentinelOne, that allows MSPs to analyze and detect threats 24x7x365 at a low cost.
Troels Rasmussen, general manager of security products for N-able, said Managed EDR means having a team of analysts that operationalizes the data and reacts to threats.
“If you look at the current macro environment, whether that’s labor shortage, its growing complexity and the threat landscape, there’s a need,” he told CRN. “But also it’s the ability for us to scale and expand our relationship with SentinelOne and ensure we have greater coverage.”
Managed EDR supplements N-able’s EDR and, powered by SentinelOne’s Vigilance response team, monitors, reviews and acts upon every product-identified threat. For MSPs that have N-able’s standardized EDR tool, Managed EDR acts as an extension of their IT or Security Operations Center [SOC] teams.
SentinelOne’s cybersecurity offering encompasses artificial intelligence-powered prevention, detection, response and hunting across endpoints.
“What we’re providing is an enterprise-grade SOC at very decent cost to the MSPs so they can scale their security operations without having to go invest a large amount of money,” Rasmussen said.
The Managed EDR will sit within the SentinelOne environment so that MSPs will not have to switch between screens or portals, he added.
He said a SOC requires a large capital expense investment “but with Vigilance, you can do it on an on-site level. They can scale that out as customers require a greater level of protection for security.”
“We’re allowing them to have more flexibility in their operational expense,” he said. “And then accommodate the barrier to entry because you don’t have to invest a large amount up front to get started. SentinelOne has done that. They have the scale and the expertise you can now bring into your shop at a smaller scale.”
Managed EDR also supports N-able partners by notifying them of malicious or suspicious activities, escalating urgent issues and hunting for threats on an ongoing basis.
Wayne Roye, CEO of New York-based MSP Troinet, said having N-able, with SentinelOne, deploy managed EDR more seamlessly and manage everything under one portal “is a great thing.”
“If it’s consolidated under one platform, the cost saving is on the manpower working from more than one portal,” Roye told CRN. “That’s the cost on the MSP side—having all of these different platforms to log into. Threats are about seeing everything and having that aggregated information in one portal is better than having it in separate silos. If it’s under one umbrella, you have a view of everything.”